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As FOX 61 reported, bills currently being considered would both restrict drone use and classify arming them with any weapons — such as firearms or flamethrowers — as a Class C felony. Employing drones to set off explosives, deadly weapons, tear gas, and the like would be punishable by ten years in prison — and at the moment, that would include law enforcement. As written, the bill would require law enforcement to procure a warrant prior to using a drone for any reason.
"We are concerned that there could be misuse, particularly on vulnerable communities," David McGuire of the ACLU said at the hearing.
it is so less personal if someone is killed or tazed by a drone instead of a person on recordings. Also so many ways to excuse "oops didn't mean to kill him, malfunction, pilot error, my bad, suspend me" attitude.
Anyone want to place bets that they will soon classify these as they do Police K-9s? (Assaulting a drone will be "assault on an officer" and disabling one... well, you get the idea.
We are concerned that there could be misuse, particularly on vulnerable communities," David McGuire of the ACLU said at the hearing.
originally posted by: kosmicjack
No one should be surprised. The technology of war always seems to end up being used on the streets of the U.S.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
The potential for abuse of drones is beyond staggering; the myriad applications they can employ; the various sizes from aircraft sized drones with machine guns and missiles all the way down to fake insects with cameras and microphones or maybe tranquilizer tipped needles? It's a mad scientists dream field.