The Fart, Barf & Itch Air Force

“The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned.

“The planes’ surveillance equipment is generally used without a judge’s approval, and the FBI said the flights are used for specific, ongoing investigations. In a recent 30-day period, the agency flew above more than 30 cities in 11 states across the country, an AP review found.”

Looks like Rand Paul’s battle with the NSA—which I predict he will lose despite his initial victory—is only the beginning. Or maybe not.

Via NR’s Jim Geraghty

One response to “The Fart, Barf & Itch Air Force

  1. That point re cellphone surveillance is mighty strange. Why would they need a plane for that, when every nerd with a few bucks to spare could do it sitting on his behind in the general area of the caller?