Public Records Media Questions Drone Use

It’s common knowledge that the Obama administration uses unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones , in places like Afghanistan and Iraq to gather intelligence and sometimes to kill people it considers to be terrorist threats to the US. And some predict that drones will increasingly be used for surveillance here in the U.S.  Last week the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension responded to a data practices request about that agency's use of drones in Minnesota. That request came from an organization called Public Records Media.  Matt Ehling is a journalist, documentary maker and president of PRM.  He talked with KFAI''s Terry Carter on the Morning Blend