To the editor: For the second time this year, the
As the ACLU has previously stated, we question whether the marginal benefits of drones programs in California justify the serious threats to privacy they pose, and we remain opposed to drones for the LAPD.
Beck says he plans to solicit and consider public input about the LAPD's drones policy — and whether it should use drones at all — before they take to the skies. That transparency is a good thing.
But until the public can judge the LAPD's drones policy for itself, the department should refrain from using us as cover.
Hector O. Villagra, San Gabriel
The writer is executive director of the ACLU of Southern California.