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Homeland security kills domestic satellite program

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posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 05:41 PM
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Homeland security kills domestic satellite program


news.yahoo.com

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano killed a program begun by the Bush administration that would use U.S. spy satellites for domestic security and law enforcement.

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The program, called the National Applications Office, was announced in 2007 and was to have the Homeland Security Department use overhead and mapping imagery from existing satellites for homeland security and law enforcement purposes.
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posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 05:41 PM
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Well folks, it looks like the Obama administration has axed one the Bush administration's most ill conceived and unconstitutional policies.

This controversial program was nothing short on government overtly spying on its citizens under the guise of emergency services requirement and domestic security pretexts.

Though the original program did not allow for eavesdropping (cough cough) it would have allowed federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to tap into US military satellite imagery against its own citizens and blatantly bypassing the protections afforded by the Fourth Amendment.

Good riddance to a terrible idea.

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posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 06:08 PM
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The question is . . . what does he have in the pipes to replace it



posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 07:05 PM
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Be sure to let us know the results of your investigations in this regard.


I for one will take this bit of good and welcome news in regards to my liberties and enjoy it for a couple of days.



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