This woman’s self-focus apparently knows no limitations.
For Sen. Dianne Feinstein, regulation of unmanned aerial vehicles has gotten personal.
In an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” that aired on Sunday night, the California Democrat said a drone spied into the window of her home during a protest outside her house, and that privacy concerns for the technology were “major.”
Feinstein appeared as a pro-regulation voice in a Morley Safer segment on the legal questions surrounding the commercial drone industry.
“When is a drone picture a benefit to society? When does it become stalking? When does it invade privacy? How close to a home can a drone go?” Feinstein said, listing questions she would like to see answered in the complex regulation process.
“I’m in my home and there’s a demonstration out front, and I go to peek out the window and there’s a drone facing me,” she recalled.
Demonstrators from Code Pink who were protesting government surveillance at the time, said the device was merely a toy helicopter, but Feinstein used the instance to sound off about the importance of controlling the technology through government regulation.
“It’s going to have to come through regulation— perhaps regulation of size and type for private use,” she said. “Some certification of the person that’s going to operate it … some specific regulation on the kinds of uses it can be put to.”
Gee, Senator… a drone “spied on you”… how terrible. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
May I remind you that our drones have murdered American citizens—including at least one innocent teenager—in addition to more non-Americans than anyone can count? Do you care about that? Or only about your “privacy”?
How about actually thinking of someone else, for a change? I know, I know, that’s asking a lot for you… but… please try.