By John Vibes
(INTELLIHUB) — An alleged drone operator has stepped forward in a recent interview to talk about how he tracked down potential targets.
The drone operator is identified as a member of JSOC’s High Value Targeting task force, a group responsible for identifying, capturing or killing “terrorist suspects” in Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan and other countries.
FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 28, 2014
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:40:34 AM by KeyLargo
Predator drone helps convict North Dakota farmer in first case of its kind
Published January 28, 2014 FoxNews.com
Rodney Brossart, who was accused at the time of stealing six cows from a neighbor, was arrested after a summer-long standoff in 2011. Authorities say Brossart family members refused to allow deputies on their farmstead and didn\’t show up for court hearings.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is actively shopping for a drone that would “stalk hunters,” the organization said Monday.
[READ: Drones to Monitor Endangered Animals in Africa]
The group says it will “soon have some impressive new weapons at its disposal to combat those who gun down deer and doves” and that it is “shopping for one or more drone aircraft with which to monitor those who are out in the woods with death on their minds.”
The group says it will not weaponize the drones, but will use them to film potentially illegal hunting activity and turn it over to law enforcement.
During a senate hearing, titled, “The Future of Drones in America: Law Enforcement and Privacy Considerations,” held on Wednesday, legal experts told lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee that within the next ten years thousands of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, will be used to gather information from civilians by law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Legal experts who testified, including Amie Stepanovich, director of the Domestic Surveillance Project, Electronic Privacy Information Center, claimed that new privacy laws are required to protect Americans from public and private use of UAVs.
Drone Use Poses Unforeseen Dangers to Citizens Across Globe (64 US bases already)
PolicyMic ^ | March 7, 2013 | Franklin W. Taylor
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2013 8:41:17 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
For decades, the CIA has been cultivating a reputation for performing extraterritorial assassinations. Drug lords, rebel leaders, and even repressive autocrats have been victims. These targeted killings have generally been uncontroversial, except when bystanders are accidental casualties.
Pilot reports mysterious drone near JFK airport in New York
Examiner.com ^ | 3/5/2013 | Marv Dumon
Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2013 9:36:42 AM by Marv Dumon
On Monday, an Alitalia pilot reported seeing a mysterious black drone flying above New York near JFK International Airport, which is one of the busiest in the world. Minutes later, another unidentified pilot reported a similar sighting of a black unmanned aircraft. The incident was first reported by ABC News.