Protests over St. Louis City’s proposed use of surveillance planes

John Chasnoff, a spokesman for Privacy Watch St. Louis, said having the city even considering to allow a company to use drones or spy planes over city neighborhoods is not only scary, but it will also unfairly attack people of color.

“We’re concerned this mass surveillance raises a ton of civil liberty concerns, privacy concerns, and we’ve learned from some police officers they don’t consider it effective in fighting crime,” he said.