Wyoming Liberty Group
With Christmas around the corner, many will be hoping for new golf sets or hunting accessories under their tree. Residents of Maryland will be getting a new “gift” from the federal government—a giant blimp.
In what seems more appropriate for a dystopian novel, Marylanders will be seeing a giant hovering blimp between Washington, DC and Baltimore. Giant hardly captures it; this blimp occupies as much space as 3,500 elephants. Why a giant blimp? Its job is surveillance from all points Northeast to Texas. Talk about eyes in the sky.
Amy Edmonds speaks with Gary Freeman on KGAB about about education accountability, the pitfalls of high stakes testing, and data privacy protection, or better said — the lack of data privacy protection. December 5, 2014 – KGAB.
RAWLINS, WY – Wyoming Liberty Group provided information to the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee as it considered legislation that would regulate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles-commonly known as drones-by law enforcement agencies.
“Drones are quickly becoming smaller, more efficient, cheaper and common,” said Steve Klein, WyLiberty staff attorney. “Despite this, courts treat them just like manned airplanes when they’re used for surveillance, meaning police do not need to get a warrant before using them. The Judiciary Committee should adopt a committee bill that would fix this by requiring a warrant for most investigations using drones.”
Amy Edmonds updated KGAB’s Gary Freeman with the latest on the construction of Wyoming government’s data system designed to capture and hold your children’s most private information. May 9, 2014 – KGAB.
Next month (May 12 and 13) the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee will meet in Rawlins in the first of three meetings between the 2014 and 2015 legislative sessions. One of the topics they will address is drones, more technically known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aerial systems (UAS). I appreciate the committee taking this up, since bills addressing law enforcement use of drones were introduced in our legislature in both this past session and the 2013 session.