In a matter of weeks, #Americans
have watched a #policestate
unfold in front of their eyes.
On Thursday, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea posted a video to Twitter of some of the aerial footage over multiple locations throughout the city of New York, including #CarlSchurzPark
. “1984 wasn’t an instruction manual.” Although the government-loving citizens asking for the drone to come in their neighborhood complained of people being outside, the commissioner himself essentially made his own case for the unnecessary nature of such #Orwellian
tactics. They couldn’t find anyone breaking the mandate. “We’ve visited hundreds of restaurants, parks, & other spaces this week — by foot, by car, & by air. What we’ve seen so far…is nearly 💯% compliance,” Shea wrote.
For those who remember, back in 2018, when the NYPD first announced the department’s acquisition of this technology, officials claimed they would never be used for instances like this. “They will not be used for routine police patrols, unlawful surveillance or to enforce traffic laws,” the officials said, according to the NY Times. “Let me be clear: N.Y.P.D. drones will not be used for warrantless surveillance,” Chief of Department Terence A. Monahan said in 2018. .
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