Should Cops Be Able to Use Drones Without a Warrant?
Earlier this week, we told you about the proposed bill that would make it illegal for cops to use drones to gather information without a search warrant.
House Bill 2574 is very similar to bills being proposed in several other states, although the legislators proposing the Arizona edition happen to be proponents of anti-black-helicopter legislation -- like the "birther" bills.
According to the Associated Press, "at least 11 states" are considering legislation like Arizona's drone bill, and the AP didn't include Arizona's bill in that count.
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Although police don't need a warrant to fly helicopters, this bill would prevent police from using drones in any capacity without a search warrant, according to the bill's language.
Although drones can be used by police in a perfectly constitutional manner without a search warrant -- as decided by the Supreme Court -- this bill would specifically ban that in Arizona.
Do you fear the drone? Should cops be able to use them without a search warrant?
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