Secret Baltimore aerial surveillance program watches everyone

BloombergThe Baltimore surveillance program broke new ground by bringing wide-area persistent surveillance—a technology that the military has been developing for a decade—to municipal law enforcement. The police department kept the program secret from the public, as well as from the city’s mayor and other local officials, until it was detailed in August by Bloomberg Businessweek. Privacy advocates, defense attorneys, and some local legislators called for the program to be suspended immediately, until the technology could be evaluated in public hearings.

Baltimore police are clearly taking the position that they don't need legislative permission here. Which means they have effectively become a lawless agency and need to be reined in pronto.

This entry was published Wed Dec 14 11:05:53 CST 2016 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2016-12-14 11:05:53.0. [Tweet]

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