Is the FBI Flying Secret Spy Planes in Your City?
The FBI is operating a number of low-flying planes across the country with video and cellphone surveillance technology. All of these operations are taking place behind fake companies which serve as fronts.
Early this month, Adam Clark Estes wrote about how Baltimore residents had spotted a number of suspicious aircrafts buzzing overhead during the protests over Freddie Gray's death. Last week independent journalist Sam Renegade reported on the fake company angle, writing that the United States Department of Justice was operating a number of aircrafts which were registered to corporations that do not exist. Renegade wrote that, "The flight patterns of the aircraft indicate they are most likely conducting surveillance, much like the controversial aircraft caught flying circles over the city of Baltimore which has seen many protests recently."
The story has now cracked the mainstream media and an AP review has discovered that over a recent 30-day period, the agency flew aircraft in over 30 cities, across 11 states. U.S. law enforcement officials have admitted that the program is taking place but the FBI has carefully avoided mentioning details about the flights in court documents. "The FBI's aviation program is not secret," spokesman Christopher Allen pointed out in a statement, "Specific aircraft and their capabilities are protected for operational security purposes."