DRONES IN YOUR BACKYARD? They are on “order”, in Nevada County!



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Date(s) - 05/12/2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

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drone2U.S. law enforcement is greatly expanding its use of domestic drones for surveillance at an astounding rate both on the federal level, and here in California.
 
Congress has ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to change airspace rules to make it much easier for police nationwide to use domestic drones, but the law does not include badly needed privacy protections.
 
Here in California, legislation is currently making its way through the Assembly.  
 
Routine aerial surveillance would profoundly change the character of public life in America exposing citizens to invasions of privacy in and around our homes.  
 
A presentation was made – May 12, 2013 at the Second Sunday Cinema of  “Rise of the Drones,” a PBS special report, and talking on the topic of DRONES IN NEVADA COUNTY. 
 
From cameras that can capture every detail of an entire city at a glance, to swarming robots that can make decisions on their own, to giant air frames that can stay aloft for days on end, drones are changing our relationship to war, surveillance and each other. 
 
“Rise of the Drones” is presented by the Peace Center of Nevada County and Social Action Committee of the UUCM.
 
HERE’S A YOUTUBE POST OF THE PBS SPECIAL
 
 
 
For more information contact the
Peace Center at 265-0200 or
visit the Peace Center’s website at ncpeace.org.

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