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02-07-13, 11:34 PM #1
Seattle mayor ends police drone effortsSeattle's mayor on Thursday ordered the police department to abandon its plan to use drones after residents and privacy advocates protested.Mayor Mike McGinn said the department will not use two small drones it obtained through a federal grant. The unmanned aerial vehicles will be returned to the vendor, he said.
02-08-13, 12:02 AM #2
Mayor McGinn is about as dumb as they come, but drones for a City police agency was an incredibly stupid and expensive idea.
In particular when they could use that money to hire more officers.I'm your huckleberry...
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You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.
I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
but every girl I found was either one way or the other...
02-08-13, 03:49 PM #3
The major cities and State Police in my area have helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, along with specialists to pilot them. If they could replace a chopper with a drone I'd guess they could have all the benefits and still save enough to hire more officers. Especially if the drone is purchased on a DHS equipment grant.
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