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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:14 AM

Orlando Florida Patrolled By Surveillance Drones As Early As This Summer

http://www.businessinsider.com/orlando-octatron-skyseeer-florida-surveillance-drones-2013-1


Octatron shows the camera aboard the SkySeer drone used for surveillance and reconnaissance for law enforcement

When Congress passed a bill last February allowing unmanned drones to fly American skies it became only a matter of time before UAVs patrolled U.S. cities for local law enforcement.

While most drones in the U.S. are flown along the Mexican border, the Orange County Sheriff's Office wants to put them over metro Orlando within the next few months. The Greater Orlando metropolitan area is home to more than 2 million residents and is Florida's third largest city.

Dan Tracy at the Orlando Sentinel reports the local sheriff wants a pair of unarmed UAVs able to record the activities of everyday citizens and criminals alike.

From the Sentinel:
Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson ... would not say exactly how the drones would be used, he wrote in an email that they might be deployed when looking for explosives, barricaded suspects and to inspect "hostile/inaccessible terrain" or at train accidents.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/orlando-octatron-skyseeer-florida-surveillance-drones-2013-1#ixzz2Hrgii6Az

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xchrom Jan 2013 OP
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #1
onehandle Jan 2013 #2
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #5
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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:18 AM

1. There seem to be so many nuts in the US anymore, I guess I'm starting to see why they need

tools like this, I guess, but I still don't like it ...

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:25 AM

2. Homeland Security is going to need lots of these to monitor gun shows attendees and gun hoarders.

They will be militia-ing up now that everything has changed.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:45 AM

5. Just what the militias need, more targets

Those are being sold as radio controlled airplanes. There is no FAA approved paperwork for drones other than that over populated areas.

They are also incredibly easy to jam

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:38 AM

3. FAA has not yet cleared police drones and there is way too much air traffic over Orlando

for this to be safe

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:40 AM

4. Now you know why surface to air missiles are protected by the 2nd amendment

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:46 AM

6. Shotguns should be adequate...

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:48 AM

7. May be better than George Zimmerman.

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