Charlottesville, Va., has become the first city to pass a resolution against the domestic use of drones in the United States. They passed this measure at their city council meeting on Monday, Feb. 4, according to U.S.News.com.
The resolution calls on the United States government and the State of Virginia to make any information obtained by drones inadmissible in court. The city council pledges to “abstain from similar uses with city-owned, leased, or borrowed drones."
The anti-drone discussions this week have peaked due to the white paper that leaked from the Justice Department about the legality of using drones to kill Americans overseas who might be suspected of terrorist activity. Most opinions on both sides of the aisle are crying out over the unconstitutionality of this principle.
One of the city council members in Charlottesville told U.S. News.com that the drones were a threat to our right to privacy as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.
Charlottesville, Va., has long been a landmark for the rich history of freedom in our country. It is the home of the University of Virginia and the location of Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson.