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    Default Interview: North Dakota State Rep. To Introduce Legislation Limiting Drone Use

    http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/int...ing-drone-use/

    Surveillance drones are a mixed bag. On one hand, they’re represent a major advancement for law enforcement functions such as looking for missing people or apprehending fleeing suspects. On the other hand, many are worried about the potential for the abuse of drones by the government and violations of privacy.

    State Rep. Rick Becker (R – District 7) was concerned about the use of drones, and had heard concerns from constituents as well, and is developing legislation for the upcoming session that would limit the use of drones in North Dakota.

    Becker says his focus is on finding away to allow law enforcement to use this new tool while also ensuring it isn’t abused. He said he hasn’t yet spoken to law enforcement leaders about the issue, but plans to include their insight.

    What he aims to do is limit the use of drones to surveillance only, meaning no weapons, and to require a warrant from the courts when the drones are used as a part of a criminal investigation. Becker envisions a situation where no evidence gathered from the use of a surveillance drone without a warrant could be admissible in court.

    Becker would like to see drones available for use without a warrant in situations such as a missing person or a fleeing criminal suspect.
    http://youtu.be/a1IlhLzh4_M



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    I know him! I went to school with his kids.
    I just don't know what went wrong!

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    Considering North Dakota is home to a big drone base, it'll be interesting to see what effect this bill has might have if it passes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by priest_of_syrinx View Post
    I know him! I went to school with his kids.
    What do you know about him? I noticed he liked Ron Paul on facebook and some other libertarian stuff, http://www.facebook.com/ricky.becker?ref=ts&fref=ts , but he also liked Mitt Romney and some establishment stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenliad View Post
    What do you know about him? I noticed he liked Ron Paul on facebook and some other libertarian stuff, http://www.facebook.com/ricky.becker?ref=ts&fref=ts , but he also liked Mitt Romney and some establishment stuff...
    Yeah, I'm not sure. Kind of mixed it would seem.
    I just don't know what went wrong!

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    More articles: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2411187.html
    http://bismarcktribune.com/news/loca...a4bcf887a.html

    It seems that some people don't think that a warrant should even be necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenliad View Post
    More articles: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2411187.html
    http://bismarcktribune.com/news/loca...a4bcf887a.html

    It seems that some people don't think that a warrant should even be necessary.

    Does it even matter?

    The drones will eventually see everything always.

    No warrant? Just go do a knock and talk.

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    Default North Dakota Rep Set to Propose Bill Limiting Drone Use




    North Dakota State Representative Rick Becker (R-Bismarck) will soon introduce legislation to limit law enforcement's use of drones in searches and seizures.


    North Dakota Rep Set to Propose Bill Limiting Drone Use


    The New American
    06 January 2013


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    Wow. New kids are busy.
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    And more liberty congressman begin to appear out of nowhere. Good Job Sir!
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    Default North Dakota Rep Set to Propose Bill Limiting Drone Use



    North Dakota Rep Set to Propose Bill Limiting Drone Use
    Written by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Sunday, 06 January 2013 16:00

    North Dakota State Representative Rick Becker (R-Bismarck; pictured) knows a threat to liberty when he sees one.

    Becker, a plastic surgeon serving his first term as a legislator, is proposing a bill to the North Dakota State Legislature looking to limit the use of drones by law enforcement. A story in the Huffington Post reports that Becker’s bill is “gaining bipartisan support and fostering unlikely political alignments.”

    Despite the legislative restrictions he wants to impose on the use of the drones, Becker says he isn’t trying to offend police, but to defend the Constitution.
    more here... http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews...ting-drone-use
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