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First UAV Flight in Support of Domestic Law Enforcement Operation Occurred in 2009 in Austin

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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 09:59 AM
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We believe a police state a military control is occuring. If there are any doubters set your eyes on this.

Via: Washington Post:

AUSTIN – The suspect’s house, just west of this city, sat on a hilltop at the end of a steep, exposed driveway. Agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety believed the man inside had a large stash of drugs and a cache of weapons, including high-caliber rifles.

As dawn broke, a SWAT team waiting to execute a search warrant wanted a last-minute aerial sweep of the property, in part to check for unseen dangers. But there was a problem: The department’s aircraft section feared that if it put up a helicopter, the suspect might try to shoot it down.

So the Texas agents did what no state or local law enforcement agency had done before in a high-risk operation: They launched a drone. A bird-size device called a Wasp floated hundreds of feet into the sky and instantly beamed live video to agents on the ground. The SWAT team stormed the house and arrested the suspect.

“The nice thing is it’s covert,” said Bill C. Nabors Jr., chief pilot with the Texas DPS, who in a recent interview described the 2009 operation for the first time publicly. “You don’t hear it, and unless you know what you’re looking for, you can’t see it.”



But by 2013, the FAA expects to have formulated new rules that would allow police across the country to routinely fly lightweight, unarmed drones up to 400 feet above the ground – high enough for them to be largely invisible eyes in the sky.

Such technology could allow police to record the activities of the public below with high-resolution, infrared and thermal-imaging cameras.

SOURCE: Crptogon.com
cryptogon.com...

Know we cannot even see or hear them comming. I call this corruption, treason, tyrany at the highest levels.




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edit on 25-1-2011 by prexparte because: placed wrong article had to put correct article




posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 10:06 AM
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I dont know about you people but this one raises the highest alrams I ever felt before. I am seriously angry at this NWO secret planning. China buying some of our banking institutes, Cant video the law, freedom of speach is slowly being eliminated, remember the constitution is no longer valid in a court of law as of last week. So we sit back and quietly let them take us down.



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 10:11 AM
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The Washington Post did an article about drones a couple days ago. Apparently, this is already in use in Colorado:

DraganFlyer



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 10:13 AM
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Well ya, it is in use all over the states. Why would it be in just one state or region?



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 10:21 AM
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First they are sniffing you as you drive by...

crime.about.com...

Now, warrant-less overhead searches. This is going way too far.



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 10:24 AM
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Originally posted by prexparte
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Well ya, it is in use all over the states. Why would it be in just one state or region?


Because for now they have to apply for special authorization. They're testing different kinds for now:




The Washington Post reports that by 2013, the FAA expects to have new rules in place to allow police departments to fly lightweight, unmanned drones up to 400 feet in the air. For now, the few departments that own drones have to apply for emergency authorization to use them, and have only used them for training or in unpopulated areas. (Though, as TPM reported earlier this month, Miami-Dade is close to obtaining authorization to use their drones in city operations.) As of December 1, 2010, the FAA counted 270 active authorizations for drone use, about half of which were held by the Defense Department, NASA and the Department of Homeland Security, which flies Predator drones along the borders. Other drone users include the FBI, manufacturers, academic institutions and the Texas Department of Public Safety. In addition to Miami-Dade, police departments and sheriff's offices in Queen Anne's County, Maryland and Mesa County, Colorado have flown drones.


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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 10:25 AM
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It is going to far. And as I state in nearly every thread I visit, when are we americans going to stand up adn do something about this? With this information it details we are one step closer to military take over loss of freedoms. What next our right to bear arms?



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 10:25 AM
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I'm sorry did I miss something here? I was expecting to read a bout a UAV, instead I am reading about Watergate and 911. While these may be connected I think you should have made the thread title, how we think that Kennedy, Watergate, and 911 are connected. I am sorry but all I am reading is a bunch of opinions. I did not even click on the link for the full story because I already see where this is going. I am not trying to be rude but I read nothing of a UAV in your report.
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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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Why would I believe it is in only a few states and they have to get special permission to use it? They started using it without public knowledge. There is no laws other then their laws.



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 10:28 AM
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You need to read this, it has zero to do with nixon or watergate, it has everything to do with our laws adn what they are letting us realize



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 10:31 AM
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I had to delete out the post and apply the intended post, sorry people for the mishap



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 10:32 AM
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I will give it a read. I was just giving you a hard time.



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 10:39 AM
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It is a scary thought. I thought that they would be using the drones in every state by now. I wish the article would have stated what he got busted with. The story kind of ended.


So the Texas agents did what no state or local law enforcement agency had done before in a high-risk operation: They launched a drone. A bird-size device called a Wasp floated hundreds of feet into the sky and instantly beamed live video to agents on the ground. The SWAT team stormed the house and arrested the suspect



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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I also noticed how the story jsut ended...(reminded me of the ending of Sopranos) They arrested him we know this, but, did he have weaposn? a little drugs laying around. I find it quit curious they did not reveal the actual reason for the arrest. That in itself places a red flag in my decision. Why eliminate all the facts? what are they covering up?



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 11:19 AM
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I installed one of these sniffer devices for a, by contract unnamed source. As you drive by these devices here is what they do.

1. They scan your vehicle for cash. They can read the strips on money and can tell LE the amount of cash you are carrying. Some States it's illegal to cross county lines with more than $10,000. in cash.

2. They can detect down to a Part Per Millionth of whatever substance is in your vehicle. It does not matter how well concealed, this collector will detect it.

3. They then use a chase vehicle to follow you until they find something to pull you over for.

4. If you then deny a search, you sit there until they get a warrant. You are not going anywhere. They already know exactly what you have.

5. This is a fact. I have installed them. Welcome to Our State, Smile as we sniff you.



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 11:28 AM
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Im speehless. Suppose I am going to buy a car, lets say in california, because there I know it is illegal to haev 10,000 or more in cash on your person. Ok I want to pay cash because I get a much lower price. I went to the bank draw out $18,000 are on my way to buy my new car I am so exciteed about and you have that device pull me over take MY money into custody, and rig up some charges to take it all away...that is wrong. This device can be used in a manipulative way. Bad cops are a reality. This is not american in any way



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 11:35 AM
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Not only that....They will put your money in a pile on the ground. They will run a dog around it. If the handler detects a hit, they will automatically assume you are carrying drug money.

Now you have to prove it's not...


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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 11:43 AM
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SO this in itself can be a beggining to forcing us to not carry cash, ending cash alltogether...
I am anti debit card/credit card. I believe it is a slick way for them to trac my daily life, what I do how I live where I am. This is a forcing of yet another freakin military take-over
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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 06:53 PM
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Here's a link to article on this, complete with (scary) picture:

functioncreep.blogspot.com...

It looks like this is the newest coming thing in law enforcement/privacy invasion.
Terrifying.



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 02:24 AM
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Well, I looked at the site, and it said "via: washington post" but when I followed the link tot he wapo site, it became clear that the linked story has to do with those bs bath salts people are putting in their crack pipe and smoking. So, I searched the site for "UAV 2009" and "Austin UAV" and no story came up.

EDIT:

www.washingtonpost.com... /22/AR2011012204111.html

Here's the full story.
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