Charlottesville Virginia Bans Drones Over City: A Threat to Constitutional Privacy

It’s not a real ban, it’s a resolution asking the State to adopt legislation to keep government drones out of Virginia’s skies. They’re forgetting that the skies over Virginia belong to the United Nations.How long will it take for Obama and Holder to file the lawsuit?

Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

The resolution passed by a 3-2 vote and was brought to the city council by activist David Swanson and the Rutherford Institute, a civil liberties group based in the city. The measure also endorses a proposed two-year moratorium on drones in Virginia.

Councilmember Dede Smith, who voted in favor of the bill, says that drones are “pretty clearly a threat to our constitutional right to privacy.”

“If we don’t get out ahead of it to establish some guidelines for how drones are used, they will be used in a very invasive way and we’ll be left to try and pick up the pieces,” she says…

Charlottesville is located 120 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and has a population of about 43,000. The city is home to the University of Virginia, which has not tried to obtain a waiver to test drones from the Federal Aviation Administration. Source: USNews

This is an issue every city and state should be digging deeply into – now!

  • Proud to be a Virginian at this moment!

  • Some common sense. What a novel idea!

  • I hope they won’t give up and will reach their goals and realize the resolution of banning all the drones, and after that it could be a precedent for other states as well to follow Virginia. It is all about the most important human rights which must be protected!

  • It makes me wonder how soon will Obama arm the drones sailing around our skies? After all, all of America is a battlefiled according to one of his Executive Orders.