State bill would limit drone surveillance

A bill proposed by a bipartisan group of state representatives would require law enforcement officials to get a search warrant before using drones for surveillance, and ban drone surveillance by private citizens in non-public places, where there is "expectation of privacy," reports the Capital Times.

Bonnie Block of the Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars, a WNPJ member group, applauds the bill but wishes it would go further.

"We have militarized the police and the use of drones is just another part of that," she said.  "It is very worrisome to me that they need military-style weapons for local law enforcement agencies."