Fast Focus: Easy to abuse

December 2, 2012 

-- ED KENNELLY, Pasco

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated. This is roughly just the first half of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. I personally don't have any objections to drones being used, however, having said that, I can foresee the possibility for abuses to a tool like this.

I think if they were to be used in search and rescue, that they would be a very much appreciated asset, but I think their use should be extremely limited to just that or similar functions. Functions must be spelled out statutorily so that abuses are stopped before they happen.

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