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In a City Council briefing Tuesday, Bowman said the aircraft are capable of carrying cameras that shoot high-quality still pictures and video and have night-vision capability. The aircraft also have heat-sensing technology the fire department can use.
Originally posted by kalunom
We are always told of all the good these new technologies will do for us...without ever asking if they are even WANTED in the first place.
I wonder, do homeowners have a right to defend their airspace? Could be fun target practice...
Anyone else opposed to this? How long before they arm these drones with crowd control devices? Will their use on American civilians be considered a "continued humanitarian effort"?
Seriously, I know there are some very good uses for technology such as this, but given the current abuse of power by the nations police force, can we fully trust them to use this as their intentions state?
Originally posted by jude11
Sure the technology is useful...at war.
Last time I checked, Texas wasn't at war...or maybe every time they defy the Fed or ATS, Texas is seen as a hostile enemy?
Seems that the louder the citizens get, the more 'Safety' measures and technology are put in place.
Damn, those cowboy terrorists.
This testing is done away from populated areas because they will crash it repeatedly
Originally posted by quedup
"The Arlington Police Department is in the first part of its experiment in using unmanned aircraft to assist in law enforcement.
The department has been testing and evaluating two battery-operated, remote-controlled aircraft over a small, restricted airspace near Lake Arlington Dam, away from populated areas.
The aircraft are flown only for daylight operations and within a small, restricted airspace. The aircraft have to remain within the pilot's line of sight and fly 400 feet above the ground level."
Originally posted by amaster
reply to post by snowspirit
I'm pretty sure I've seen these in a movie before. I think it was one of the Terminators, or RoboCop. I'm thinking of some sort of facial recognition software, with a "hunt and kill" mode.
"With terrorist attacks and everything else going on, I don't think it's a bad idea," said Arlington resident Eric Vandervoort, who lives near Cowboys Stadium.