A new piece of technology may soon be coming to South Florida, but is already raising concerns from residents. The Miami-Dade Police Department recently finalized a deal to buy a drone, which is an unmanned plane equipped with cameras. Drones have been used for years in Iraq and Afghanistan in the war against terror. Many residents are concerned that the new technology will violate their privacy.Consider this classic example of double-think from Miami-Dade Police Director James Loftus, in defense of the drone. The article continues:
"It gives us a good opportunity to have an eye up there. Not a surveilling eye, not a spying eye. Let's make the distinction. A surveilling eye to help us to do the things we need to do, honestly, to keep people safe," said Miami-Dade Police Director James Loftus. [Emphasis added.]In the Orwellian language appropriate to the Democratic-Republican party's massive National Security Police and Surveillance State, surveillance and spying are not surveillance and spying. Rather they are surveillance and spying. They may say the surveilling eye is there "to keep people safe," but who or what will keep people safe from the surveilling eye?