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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:20 PM

 

As Police Drones Take Off, Washington State Pushes Back

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Source: NPR



Last year, Seattle became one of the nation's first cities to buy unmanned drones for use by the police department. Public reaction was less "Gee-whiz" than "What the heck?"

The phrase "unmanned drones" typically conjures images of places like Afghanistan. But the Federal Aviation Administration says it wants to start testing the civilian use of aerial drones here in the U.S. and has already issued special permits to a few police departments interested in trying them out.

But after a raucous Seattle City Council hearing earlier this month, the mayor killed the drone program. The controversy has now moved to the state capitol.

In a packed hearing room in Olympia, privacy activist Sam Bellomio is proud to say he was one of those who helped to ground the drones in Seattle.

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Response to Mason Kennedy (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:41 PM

1. Why so much hate for these things?

There are so many practical applications. Like anything else there has to be regulation in order for it to not infringe upon rights and such.

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:43 PM

2. Sorry, this is an analysis of a past news event

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