Thursday, April 18, 2013

April Days of Action Against Drones: Resolution to Prevent Domestic Drone Use in Iowa

April Days of Action Against Drones has taken the form of dozens of anti-drone demonstrations nationwide, including in Chicago, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.

In response to this grassroots national movement, The Burlington, Iowa city council has sent the following resolution to the Iowa state General Assembly:

To encourage the General Assembly of Iowa to provide for limitations on the use of evidence obtained from the domestic use of drones and to preclude the domestic use of drones equipped with anti-personnel devices.
WHEREAS, the rapid implementation of drone technology throughout the United States poses a serious threat to the privacy and constitutional rights of the American people, including the residents of Burlington; and
WHEREAS, the federal government and the State of Iowa have thus far failed to provide reasonable legal restrictions on the use of drones within the United States; and
WHEREAS, police departments throughout the country have begun implementing drone technology absent any guidance or guidelines from law makers;
NOW, THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED, that the City Council of Burlington,Iowa, calls on the United States Congress and the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, to adopt legislation 
prohibiting information obtained from the domestic use of drones from being introduced into a Federal or State court, and precluding the domestic use of drones equipped with anti-personnel devices, meaning any projectile, chemical, electrical, directed-energy (visible or invisible), or other device designed to harm, incapacitate, or otherwise negatively impact a human being.

To get involved in the movement in Iowa, join the group Drone wars Iowa.

Check out other events nationwide!

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