UK Daily Mail
July 31, 2012
The Department of Homeland Security is researching the use of spy drones to monitor and provide surveillance on major â€˜public safety events.â€™
This has led some to worry that thousands of unmanned aircraft could be used by the federal government to quell civil unrest in the run-up to the November 6 presidential election.
Info Wars, a website run by right-leaning conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, cites a $50million contract Homeland Security offered to capture, process and analyze aerial images of â€˜national special security events.â€™
Fears: The Department of Homeland Security currently uses drones for border patrols, but some fear they could be used to spy on Americans
The site says it is tracking a buildup in US security, including riot gear orders and an expanded presence of Transportation Security Administration screeners at some train depots and outside airports.