At first blush, the proposal seems driven by paranoia.
But Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus worries that police will start using drones -- small, pilotless airplanes or helicopters employed by the United States to track enemies and attack terrorists and military targets -- to spy on people.
"If there's going to be a policy decision from the legislative level on the use of drones for the surveillance of civilian populations, then now's the time to do it -- before communities begin investing in these devices," he said.
Schumacher has introduced the Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act (LB412) that says "a law enforcement agency shall not use a drone to gather evidence or other information" and that "... evidence obtained or collected in violation of the ... act is not admissible as evidence in a criminal prosecution in any court of law in this state.”
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