Charlottesville Virginia Becomes the First City in the USA to Ban Drones


The home of Thomas Jefferson (and also just became the country’s first “drone free zone.”

(From US News and World Report)

Charlottesville, Va., has become the first city in the United States to formally pass an anti-drone resolution.

The resolution, passed Monday, “calls on the United States Congress and the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia to adopt legislation prohibiting information obtained from the domestic use of drones from being introduced into a Federal or State court,” and “pledges to abstain from similar uses with city-owned, leased, or borrowed drones.”

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Meanwhile the President and Jay Carney refused to answer questions in a news conference today as to the legality of the assassination of US citizens via drones. A whitepaper outlining the DOJ’s justification for such assassinations was leaked last night.