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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 11:06 AM

14. Any technology can be abused. But think about it -

Although these mini-drones are less expensive to operate than manned helicopters, they are still expensive to operate. They will need a trained operator to fly them and another person at least. They're not easy to fly, by any means, so any given department is not going to have a surplus of trained operators. In addition, the mini-drones are expensive enough to purchase that they're not going to be deployed anytime they're not actually needed. Too much risk of damage.

As for the warrants, I believe such searches will involve warrants, except in the cases where warrants are not required for other police operations, such as fugitive searches, missing persons searches, etc. They will, of course, be used to watch protests and things like that. Right now, manned helicopters are in use for that, anyhow.

I do not anticipate that they will be used for any sort of random surveillance. Too expensive for that.

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