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VA Governor Wants Military Drones for Police

Screen404-O (1174697) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Screen404-O (1174697) writes "During radio interview ( http://wtop.com/120/2882193/Gov-Drones-over-Va-great-cites-battlefield-success ) VA Governor suggest that "Police drones flying over Virginia would be "great" and "the right thing to do" for the same reasons they are so effective in a battlefield environment,..."

Is this the next step toward militarizing our law enforcement with the ever present "eye in the sky"? What are the privacy implications?"

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Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40159215)

10:44 a.m., speaking about drones:

I think it's great. I think we ought to be using technology to make law enforcement more productive -- it cuts down on manpower in the air -- and more safe. That's why we use it on the battlefield.

We need to address civil liberties like privacy, but I believe if you're keeping police officers safe, making it more productive and saving money...absolutely the right thing to do."

This hasn't reached my desk, but I know our state law enforcement agencies are looking for the most current ways to fight crime.

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