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Drone may be coming to Miami-Dade

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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 09:43 PM
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Drone may be coming to Miami-Dade


www.wsvn.com

A new piece of technology may soon be coming to South Florida, but is already raising concerns from residents

The Miami-Dade Police Department recently finalized a deal to buy a drone, which is an unmanned plane equipped with cameras. Drones have been used for years in Iraq and Afghanistan in the war against terror.

Many residents are concerned that the new technology will violate their privacy.

The purchase of the drone may have been made possible through a federal grant; however, this
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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 09:43 PM
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Check the link for the video news of it.

I remember making a similar thread about a drone in Houston, TX but a different type of drone allowing HD-quality imagery captable of bypassing walls.

However the video says it will be the first of it's kind.
Perhaps the one in Houston ended up not being a go ahead.

To summarize.... 9/11!

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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 09:45 PM
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Does anyone know why all of these new policing procedures are being initiated in Florida?



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 09:57 PM
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hmmmm.. i figured we already HAD them.. this isn't news to me... if Bush was spying on americans for a decade, I figured it was more like 2 decades to be ... more accurate..

yea.. welcome to the poloce state.. something is up ..



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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Well... people in America are allowed to own guns... shoot them down.


Just sayin.



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 05:30 AM
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Within ten years they will be all over the country.

Along with biometric scanners, checkpoints and other such fun.



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 11:35 AM
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The rise of the machines. Us or them people, us or them.



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 11:38 AM
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How long before some hacker figures out a hack or a jam ? I'll say 2-3 months after any real world implementation and that will happen "just sayin"
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posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 04:41 PM
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I was curious how much one of these costs, and wasn't able to find exact prices. This article from India though says $200,000 each. This Defense.net article says the same thing.

That seems like a waste of money. Because it seems to me, forget the hackers, if they float these robot spies over the ghettoes, drug dealers and punks are just going to shoot them up, for fun or on general principles. If they shoot up five of these worthless things, that's a million dollars wasted.

Is Miami such a rich community it can waste a million dollars on useless defense industry products? How many more actual policemen would a million dollars put on the street?

If the same kind of waste and fraud that you see in the defense industry comes to law enforcement, and it already is (useless TSA scanners), forget it, America is bankrupt, finished, corrupt. Forget it.




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