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Help from above? The emergency services
drones that can take your picture from
400ft up… but will they be used
to spy on Americans?

Reuters, Daily Mail [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 3/4/2013 8:32:30 AM

A small group of police and fire departments around the country are using new high-tech drones for emergency response situations stoking fears about misuse of the unmanned aircraft.[Snip] The operators of the emergency service drones say rapidly evolving drone technology is already reshaping disaster response, crime scene reconstruction, crisis management and tactical operations at home. But critics of U.S. domestic drone use worry about privacy and safety. Several dozen local police departments, federal agencies and universities have special FAA permits to fly drones in U.S. airspace. ‘Like a lot of law enforcement agencies, our first thoughts were

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMom, 3/4/2013 8:43:51 AM     (No. 9207089)

Seriously? You have to ask IF they will be used to spy on us (and worse)? Come onnnnnnn...


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Wilko, 3/4/2013 8:44:33 AM     (No. 9207093)

Privacy advocates will have a cow, but most folks will ask, "What took so long?". I just worry about having a drone crash into my house when it goes out of radio range.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: woodsman, 3/4/2013 9:01:44 AM     (No. 9207132)

Time to allow stinger missiles into private hands under the 2nd amendment

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 3/4/2013 9:16:40 AM     (No. 9207170)

So, are these the same drones that can tell if somebody is armed? That story came out over the weekend. Saw the link on Drudge.

And 400ft doesn´t sound very high up for something that is flying. Forgive my ignorance about that subject.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 3/4/2013 9:19:05 AM     (No. 9207178)

No poster should ever have to apologize for ignorance about the subject. Otherwise, I would rarely have the opportunity to say anything.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 3/4/2013 9:26:44 AM     (No. 9207197)

The number of non stop helicopter flights up and down the Hudson River all day every day indicates a goodly number of them are suveilling both sides of the river.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 3/4/2013 9:45:30 AM     (No. 9207241)

When you put together the drone stories and the stories about all the ammunition and small tanks that homeland security is purchasing it all becomes quite chilling.

Are all of these transactions part of the "civilian police force that equals our armed forces" that ALIbama has told us he wanted to put together? Why isn´t somebody in authority investigating what is happening. I can´t imagine what homeland security would need all these items for unless they intend to send them to the border to really make it secure. We all know that ain´t going to happen. So what is the deal?

C´mon Rush , O´Reilly, Hannity. Somebody find out what all of this is about!!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kanphil, 3/4/2013 9:46:24 AM     (No. 9207245)

400 feet is a little long for a shotgun. I´ll have to think of something else if one of them shows up over my property. Where there is a will, there is a way.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nevernaught, 3/4/2013 9:48:58 AM     (No. 9207251)

And then there are the 2700 light armored tanks that DHS just bought. I don´t know what they cost, but I would guess big money for each one. Big money... meet a two dollar Molotov Cocktail.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Coy860, 3/4/2013 9:49:32 AM     (No. 9207253)

Those who would give up Liberty for a feeling of safety, will have neither.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 3/4/2013 10:00:49 AM     (No. 9207277)

Time to face reality - we´re moving into a police state.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: woodsman, 3/4/2013 10:09:02 AM     (No. 9207296)

$285,933...for the wimpiest version #9

http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/keene-police-unveil-their-bearcat-to-mixed-reactions/article_e00941b2-417f-11e2-8a6e-001a4bcf887a.html

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Reply 13 - Posted by: QRP, 3/4/2013 10:36:50 AM     (No. 9207352)

Will the new pope be Catholic?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MattMusson, 3/4/2013 10:47:53 AM     (No. 9207384)

The DHS is planning for major riots and perhaps for a Civil War. The drones, the ammunition and the MRAPS are evidence of that.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: OhMy, 3/4/2013 11:15:43 AM     (No. 9207465)

Obama is clinging not only to guns but to MRAP´s surveillance drones and plenty of hollow point ammo to shoot every citizen five times or keep up the Iraq war for 30 + years! Military and security personnel need to give some thought to what orders they will take from this bozo! A national enemy is elected and serving as POTUS.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nonsense, 3/4/2013 11:16:01 AM     (No. 9207467)

Yes, and the new DHS tanks will be patrolling the streets.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/4/2013 12:46:24 PM     (No. 9207746)

How quaint...a birds eye view camera will be taking pictures of...wait for it...birds!

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