Essay about Drones: Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Professor Page Psc

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Dynique Roseboro
Professor Page
PSC 201-001
6 October 2014
Drone’s Issue
Drone is an unmanned aircraft or ship that can navigate autonomously, without human control or beyond line of sight. Drone elevates a Constitutional issue. Though the Constitution doesn’t specifically states that there is no express right to privacy, this invention will contradict with the Fourth Amendment. The Bill of Rights protects the people of the United Stated from being searched. Law Enforcers or the government has to have a probable cause to even watch a person. The person has to give officials reasons to watch or search them. To do so the government or law officials must have permission from a judge to perform the search. “The text of the Fourth Amendment which is found in the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights is the following:“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized” (Fourth). Drones and this right do not mix. Government would be in violation U.S. citizen’s rights if this Drone’s issue follows through. The only way that Drone’s could be used is if people were committing crimes and the government could investigate that heinous crimes were being committed. The definition of probable cause. Government cannot interfere with one’s privacy in one’s home because a person is protected through civil liberties. “Civil liberties protect us from government power. They are rooted in the Bill of Rights, which limits the powers of the federal government. The government cannot take away the freedoms outlined in the Bill of Rights, and any action that encroaches on these liberties is illegal” (Civil). These drones will cause a huge controversy because these things will be flying around spying on people whether or not if they are committing a crime. Law enforcers are using these drones to fight crimes but being watch under constant surveillance by the government is quite absurd because not everyone commits crimes. If the government do pursue the drones, that would be a violation of our personal privacy which is also