FBI Confirms Wide-Scale Use Of Surveillance Flights Over U.S. Cities

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FBI Confirms Wide-Scale Use Of Surveillance Flights Over U.S. Cities

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Details confirmed by the FBI track closely with published reports since at least 2003 that a government surveillance program might be behind suspicious-looking planes slowly circling neighborhoods. The AP traced at least 50 aircraft back to the FBI, and identified more than 100 flights since late April orbiting both major cities and rural areas.

One of the planes, photographed in flight last week by the AP in northern Virginia, bristled with unusual antennas under its fuselage and a camera on its left side. A federal budget document from 2010 mentioned at least 115 planes, including 90 Cessna aircraft, in the FBI's surveillance fleet.

The FBI said it also occasionally helps local police with aerial support, such as during the recent disturbance in Baltimore that followed the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who sustained grievous injuries while in police custody. Those types of requests are reviewed by senior FBI officials.

The surveillance flights comply with agency rules, an FBI spokesman said. Those rules, which are heavily redacted in publicly available documents, limit the types of equipment the agency can use, as well as the justifications and duration of the surveillance.

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OMG...No wonder all the pay phones disappeared so quickly and cell phones were pushed upon us.
 
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So, what's the problem, worried about someone discovering your meth lab.^_^
I have been on forums long enough to know when the right wing has nothing to add to a discussion, they attack the poster. Showing ignorance may be a quality you think is superior, but I can assure you; to the educated population, it is not.
 
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So, what's the problem, worried about someone discovering your meth lab.^_^
When Bush and Gonzales created an entirely new category of prisoner, enemy combatant, that was not subject to either the Geneva conventions nor our own constitution ................... all we heard from the right was if you're not a terrorist, you have nothing to fear.

When they set up Guantanamo Bay detention facility (and eventually 14 other not so secrete CIA prisons around the world) ............ all we heard from the right was if you're not a terrorist, you have nothing to fear.

When we started snatching people off the streets and holding them indefinitely with no legal council, no day in court, not even a phone call home (90% were never charged with ANY crime or terrorist act) .................. all we heard from the right was if you're not a terrorist, you have nothing to fear.

When they started warrantless wiretapping ......... all we heard from the right was if you're not a terrorist, you have nothing to fear.


Now we have the NSA tracking billions of phone calls and the FBI flying surveillance planes over our neighborhood .................... and all you have to say is ................. if you're not a criminal, you have nothing to fear ?????

Do you truly not see how insidious these programs are ???
 
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When Bush and Gonzales created an entirely new category of prisoner, enemy combatant, that was not subject to either the Geneva conventions nor our own constitution ................... all we heard from the right was if you're not a terrorist, you have nothing to fear.

When they set up Guantanamo Bay detention facility (and eventually 14 other not so secrete CIA prisons around the world) ............ all we heard from the right was if you're not a terrorist, you have nothing to fear.

When we started snatching people off the streets and holding them indefinitely with no legal council, no day in court, not even a phone call home (90% were never charged with ANY crime or terrorist act) .................. all we heard from the right was if you're not a terrorist, you have nothing to fear.

When they started warrantless wiretapping ......... all we heard from the right was if you're not a terrorist, you have nothing to fear.


Now we have the NSA tracking billions of phone calls and the FBI flying surveillance planes over our neighborhood .................... and all you have to say is ................. if you're not a criminal, you have nothing to fear ?????

Do you truly not see how insidious these programs are ???
So what are you going to do to stop it? People talk a lot of talk, but in the end the do nothing.

If it's something that can be stopped, go ahead and try. Roll over and die or do something; the choice is ultimately yours.
 
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So what are you going to do to stop it? People talk a lot of talk, but in the end the do nothing.

If it's something that can be stopped, go ahead and try. Roll over and die or do something; the choice is ultimately yours.
I voted for people I hoped would let the patriot act expire, and who would over see the agencies that are running these programs.

But as usual, they sold out to the corporate interests, and ultimately the status quo.
 
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I voted for people I hoped would let the patriot act expire, and who would over see the agencies that are running these programs.

But as usual, they sold out to the corporate interests, and ultimately the status quo.
Wow, voting didn't help much? Color me surprised.

You should try writing a letter to your senator. I'm sure that has better odds of success lol.
 
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Wow, voting didn't help much? Color me surprised.

You should try writing a letter to your senator. I'm sure that has better odds of success lol.
Sitting back and taking it up the arse doesn't work, either. When we are too cynical to believe in our system, the rich have really gained a supporter.
 
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Sitting back and taking it up the arse doesn't work, either. When we are too cynical to believe in our system, the rich have really gained a supporter.
No. There is no system anymore.

You and every American know and have known for decades what needs to happen. Whether it's your apathy, fear of hopelessness that keeps you from doing what needs to be done, I personally don't care. You know what needs to happen.