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Police Departments Plan to Equip Drones with Rubber Bullets and Tear Gas

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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 09:38 AM
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Police Departments Plan to Equip Drones with Rubber Bullets and Tear Gas


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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – With the use of domestic drones increasing, concern has not just come up over privacy issues, but also over the potential use of lethal force by the unmanned aircraft.

Drones have been used overseas to target and kill high-level terror leaders and are also being used along the U.S.-Mexico border in the battle against illegal immigration. But now, these drones are starting to be used domestically at an increasing rate.

The Federal Aviation Administration has allowed several police departments to use drones across the U.S. They are controlled from a remote location a
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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 09:38 AM
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Wait! Don't be Mad! It's for your own safety! right!

We knew this was a matter of time. First, they said a minimal amount of drones. THEN, they announced somewhere in the area of 30,000+ drones, but for surveillance and 'homeland security'. And now, lets arm them suckers! How long until they say, "well the rubber bullets and tear gas just aren;t effective enough against innocent civilians. We need something that will show these people who is in charge.. lets just throw a couple hellfire missiles on that thing and show em who's boss!"

Ok, maybe a bit extreme, BUT, i guarantee you will see armed drones flying over the US in the immediate future! Watch out NATO protesters!

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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 09:42 AM
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Idiots. The protests will swell and become violent because of stuff like this.

If they use them they better make sure they don't screw up like they did in paki. Firing anything from an aircraft at people on the ground is potentially lethal.


“The prospect of people out in public being Tased or targeted by force by flying drones where no officers is physically present on the scene,” Crump says, “raises the prospect of unconstitutional force being used on individuals.”


George Orwell was a genius, he was just off by a few decades.
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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 09:44 AM
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The most likely reason they are being introduced is as a replacement for police helicopters. Which is not a bad idea at all.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 09:48 AM
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I wonder if they'll charge you with assault on an officer if you shot gun one of these down. I bet we'll see these just hovering about through the streets one day patrolling.
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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 09:52 AM
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AJ about the subject, he damn near loses it again (has been a while, his PR dept probably told him to stop the shouting
) but i do believe he has all right to be mad.



Link from CBS

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Nasty stuff..

For now they're just "concidering" it.. but i dont think that's far away from implementation.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:00 AM
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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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Just waiting for the EMP guns to arrive now. What will they do if people start getting hold of them? House to house confiscations?



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:18 AM
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After the first shot is fired it will be open season for any drones in the air.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by Brad Jones
I wonder if they'll charge you with assault on an officer if you shot gun one of these down. I bet we'll see these just hovering about through the streets one day patrolling.
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Last I checked opening fire on an aircraft caries a way stiffer penalty than assaulting an officer.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:24 AM
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Are you out of your ever lovin mind? These are instruments of war and you find them satisfactory to flying across your neiborhood?!? I believe you may be suffering from a rectal-cranial inversion.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:35 AM
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Finally something we can shoot at with out collateral damage.


Edit to add. I gotta make my famous patatoe guns for this. They shoot flamming tennis balls too..

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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:49 AM
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Helicopters are also instruments of war so are guns yet both these things are used by law enforcement. A drone is a natural evolution of a manned helicopter, there is nothing conspiratorial at all about these news.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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Gonna be the most sought after job. Sitting behind a joystick plucking off OWS scumbags while they are deficating. There is already a whole generation trained by xbox ready to go.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:07 AM
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IMO, if one person in the US is killed by a drone that people will march right to the White House doors. Crashing the gates.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 12:10 PM
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You need to take this report with a pinch of salt, (as far as rubber bullets are concerned) there are strict regulations in their use, as they can kill, (and have done) and disfigure, (and have done) A drone would be incapable of their strict use.


Use in Northern IrelandNumbers of rubber and plastic bullets fired in Northern Ireland 1970–1981[9][10] Year Rubber bullets Plastic bullets
1970 238
1971 16,752
1972 23,363
1973 12,724 42
1974 2,612 216
1975 145 3,556
1976 3,464
1977 1,490
1978 1,734
1979 1,271
1980 1,231
1981 29,665
Total 55,834 42,669
Total rubber and plastic bullets
98,503


The British Government pioneered the use of plastic bullets. Used extensively in Northern Ireland, it was discovered they were lethal at certain ranges.
From 1973 to 1981, over 42,000 plastic bullets were fired in Northern Ireland. Fourteen people were killed by plastic bullet impacts, including nine children. Most of the deaths were allegedly caused by the British security services misusing the weapon, firing at close range and at chest or head level rather than targeting below the waist.

One of the victims, 12-year-old Carol Ann Kelly from Twinbrook in west Belfast died on 22 May, having been struck by a plastic bullet fired by a member of the Royal Fusiliers on 19 May 1981. These concerns led to campaigners such as Emma Groves founding the United Campaign Against Plastic Bullets, to call for tighter immediate controls on their use, more accountability after such shootings and even a total ban on their use in Northern Ireland. ( source, Wiki link not available)

Another trick was fire into the ground and riccochet it, that was a disaster*.

I have e-mailed the Motgomery office voicing my opinion*, I am awaiting a reply.
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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 12:14 PM
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Originally posted by CALGARIAN
IMO, if one person in the US is killed by a drone that people will march right to the White House doors. Crashing the gates.



You mean like they have been doing for the other billions of things this government has done wrong? You mean like those marches?

Also, really guys? Nobody seen this coming a mile away??



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 12:58 PM
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True, but helecopters were not invented solely for warfare, neither were guns (that last one is arguable though). The Drones are for battlefeild recon and as an asset to destroy a target without jeapardizing any soldiers. Do you realize how many innocent civilians are killed by these things trying to get just one bad guy? I don't want that kind of collateral damage on my streets, do you? To load a recon drone with rubber bullets, which by the way would be leathal (just add the speed of the craft to the velocity of the bullets and factor in gravity's effect and they would probably punch a hole in someone) would be crazy. These aren't snipers able to pick a target out with any kind of discretion, it will be pretty much spray and pray. Anyone in the general area of the target would be subjected to the "kill zone". You still think it would be a good idea?
Just remember what Ben Franklin said: " those that give up thier rights for security deserve neither."



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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Rcanem,

Couldn't agree more, as I was saying above,

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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 01:27 PM
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Cool. Will they shoot lasers, too?


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