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New Jersey town using drones to enforce ‘social distancing’

April 19, 2020

  Not to toot my own horn but I have been writing about the very likely possibility that we would see drones spying on American citizens and flying over American citizens since the police in North Dakota used a drone to hunt down an American citizen in 2011. While that instance seemed like a justified case it was not hard to envision what would come next.

  Flash forward to 2020 and we all know what the situation is as I write this. The government has taken the do not let a good crisis go to waste mentality to a new level. Now we are learning the police in  Elizabethtown, New Jersey are using drones to spy on Americans to make sure they are not standing too close together in public. Here is more:

Police in Elizabethtown, N.J., are using drones to spy on citizens in areas patrol cars cannot reach. Authorities claim the drones are not taking pictures or collecting evidence, but failure to comply with their orders could lead to a summons or $1,000 fine. 

  Does it make you feel any better that these drones are supposedly not taking pictures or collecting evidence…yet? Anyway, I digress, back to the story:

“The drones make it easier for police to see into certain areas where access by patrol cars is more difficult. That includes tight spaces between buildings, behind schools, and backyards,” an MSNBC anchor explained in a segment on Friday. “Failure to comply could lead to a summons or a thousand dollar fine.”

  Here is what the Elizabethtown mayor had to say to the people who are rightly concerned about their privacy:

“My answer to those people is, ‘If these drones save one life, it is clearly worth the activity and the information that the drones are sending,'” Bollwage said.

  Wait a minute! Didn’t I just quote the police as saying these drones were not taking pictures or gathering evidence? What information are these drones sending if that is true?

  This is only the beginning, these social distancing enforcing drones (which were made in China) have been sent to other states as well:

“The drones, donated by DJI, a Chinese company, have gone to 43 agencies in 22 states, all to help enforce social distancing rules,” MSNBC reported. “Authorities say the drones aren’t taking pictures or collecting evidence. It’s a high-tech warning against a daily virus.”

  Let me ask a stupid question here, if we are nearing the end of the crisis and we are within days or weeks of getting back to normal why do all these states need these drones? I guess drones flying through the sky and spying on American citizens is part of that “new normal” everybody is talking about. And of course we can rest assured these drones will not be used just for ensuring Americans are not standing too close together, they will be used to spy on every single aspect of American’s public lives. The government finally got the crisis it longed for and, more importantly, the reaction from the American people it needed to show us our rights were alienable after all. 

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

19 Comments leave one →
  1. MaddMedic permalink
    April 19, 2020 6:59 pm

    What caliber for drones???

    Liked by 2 people

    • Steve permalink
      April 19, 2020 11:25 pm

      A jammer is probably the better weapon against this crap

      Liked by 1 person

    • April 20, 2020 5:00 am

      I guess that would depend on how big they are, my guess is that before long they will be so small you won’t be able to see them or they will be disguised.

      Liked by 1 person

    • warhorse permalink
      April 21, 2020 6:14 am

      slingshot. 3-4 split shot fishing weights. and some light, tough line like the higher weight fishing lines. tangle to rotors and it comes down.

      best to put up a “shiny object” for it to look at while you go have 2 people making out on a park bench hot n’ heavy…it’s easier when they hover in one place.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Obama's brain permalink
    April 19, 2020 11:21 pm

    A 410 works great against drones as does a 22.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Joseph Vigue permalink
    April 20, 2020 11:39 am

    Nah, NO GUNS! The lead will eventually end up hitting people–innocent people! Using a jammer is the perfect weapon!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. April 20, 2020 6:54 pm

    Toot away!… All scary dude stuff that we knew was coming…….much faster than I ever figured… Few have any idea what they are in for…..small comfort for us.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Bruce Booher permalink
    April 20, 2020 7:48 pm

    As I have said, this pandemic has been many things, but the single biggest thing has been the taking of as much power as they can get away with. Liberty has lost this round, and maybe the fight. For get “land of the free and home of the brave”, it’s land of big government and home of the safe.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. peter3nj permalink
    April 20, 2020 9:44 pm

    A tin foil hat like those worn by anyone who takes exception to democrat/liberal/socialist/Marxist/communist america wrecking propaganda should be adequate to deflect rays emanating from the secret brain police drones.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Cheryl Palone permalink
    April 21, 2020 10:18 pm

    Chinese drones who are SPYING on Americans. This was just found out. ARE WE that stupid?? New Jersey Is “allowing” this to go on. They can’t be that stupid, so are they cooperating with this spying of our citizens???

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 22, 2020 4:36 am

      The government knows what it is doing, we are the stupid ones for letting them get away with it.


  8. bajabugz permalink
    April 22, 2020 12:42 pm

    #6 shot is perfect for Chinese clay pidgeon practice

    Liked by 1 person


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