“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”
The Virginia Governor is in favor equipping the states police forces with aerial drones that are capable of monitoring peoples every move, waiting to efficiently crack down on its citizens.
When you think about the potential for abuse, it is truly frightening:
Police drones flying over Virginia would be “great” and “the right thing to do” for the same reasons they are so effective in a battlefield environment, the state’s chief executive said Tuesday.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, says he is open to any technology that makes law enforcement more productive. The use of drones, which was recently endorsed by the police chiefs of Fairfax County and D.C., would make better use of valuable police resources.
Increased safety and reduced manpower are among the reasons the U.S. military and intelligence community use drones on the battlefield, which is why it should be considered in Virginia, he says.
“It’s great,” he said while speaking on WTOP’s “Ask the Governor” program. “If you’re keeping police officers safe, making it more productive and saving money…it’s absolutely the right thing to do.”
McDonnell says it will make the police “more productive and saving money.” What the hell?!?! Is Bob McDonnell trying to create a police state within Virginia?
If the “cost” to the government to issue citations will be less. Guess what the citizens of Virginia will get… More citations, more traffic tickets and more government intrusion in peoples lives. Count on it.
Governor Bob McDonnell (R-Va) should be run out of office, today, for even suggesting such an idea.