Police State/Civil Liberties

Customs and Border Protection Is Flying a Predator Drone Over Minneapolis

I guess the drone wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen have been a test market for domestic drone wars.
By Jason Koebler, Joseph Cox, and Jordan Pearson

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is flying a Predator drone, military technology used for surveilling and killing terrorists abroad, over Minneapolis as protesters continue to demonstrate against police brutality, according to publicly available flight data. The drone flown over Minneapolis is an unarmed version of the aircraft.

The drone was first spotted on a flight tracking tool by members of the ADS-B Exchange, a community of flight watchers who use open-source flight data to monitor America’s skies. Presumably, the drone is surveilling protests there, though CBP did not respond to a request for comment about what the drone is doing there.


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