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Declare Hennepin County a Drone Free Zone!

We, the citizens of Hennepin County, are seeking to ban the use of aerial surveillance technology, particularly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by any law enforcement agency. This ban would extend over the entire airspace of Hennepin County.

The constant growth and proliferation of surveillance technology in the United States must be halted. The Fourth Amendment to the Bill of Rights is under a severe threat by the expanded use of UAVs. Very little oversight exists to maintain accountability over the current drone programs, and there is no indication that this will change once their use in domestic airspace is increased. Municipalities around the nation are already implementing aerial surveillance programs at an alarming rate. See http://rt.com/usa/program-city-surveillance-dayton-412/

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated..." (U.S. Const. amend. IV)

This petition was delivered to:
  • Hennepin County Board of Commissioners
  • Hennepin County Board
    Commissioner Mike Opat, Chair
  • Hennepin County Board
    Commissioner Linda Higgins
  • Hennepin County Board
    Commissioner Gail Dorfman
  • Hennepin County Board
    Commissioner Peter McLaughlin
  • Hennepin County Board
    Commissioner Randy Johnson
  • Hennepin County Board
    Commissioner Jan Callison
  • Hennepin County Board
    Commissioner Jeff Johnson


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