quote: The police use these drones to monitor traffic, speeding, and to be able to observe a reported location in a matter of seconds vice driving there.
quote: Take off your tin-foil hat and put down the drugs.
quote: Yes, maybe the cameras can't 'see' with much clarity now, but technology will keep advancing. Do you really want drones to be able to take video in HD quality of your family in the backyard? Or what's to prevent an officer spying on his/her ex to see what they are up to?
quote: UK style 100% monitoring and surveillance of all citizens is NOT necessary to enforce laws
quote: Only a criminal or someone up to no good would have a problem with public cameras. This kind of technology could help solve crimes...as we all know most criminals are dumb and have committed crimes in plain sight of security cameras. Think of the help this could be for catching kidnappers and low life thugs.As the other commenter eluded to below...I'm not doing anything in public that I'd have a problem with cameras catching. It's the scum that have a problem.
quote: For example a Predator drone (used by some agencies domestically) will cost you $4.5M USD per pop.
quote: Stop being a troll
quote: Not to sound like a crazy, but yeah, the time to stock up on guns is now. Bunker down, and don't let em' take you alive!!!
quote: and just as usual some of their reports were talking like they were already armed with HellFire Missiles etc. and on the hunt for targets.
quote: I think people have this idea of drones patrolling the skies watching cataloging your every move and sending your coordinates back to a centralized server to make sure you aren't doing anything wrong. Impossible, the US is far too large.
quote: You can't ride a drone. You can't land a drone and have an officer render assistance from it. Comparing drones to choppers is idiotic.
quote: Given that protection, should we, as a society, demand that the police employ less convenient methods simply to provide further protection against abuse?
quote: I'll add that it's probably not the best way to spend money but those helicopters can cost several million each and they are much more expensive to fly, insure, and maintain.
quote: as much unsolved robberies, home invasions, murders, carjackings, I hope they start with my city first.
quote: Good old fashioned police work and neighborhood watches fight crime, not Big Brother-esque mobile eyes in the sky. Show me evidence that this is a cost effective solution and evidence that it will actually reduce crime if you can.
quote: ""Crime prevention" is the least efficient use of funding and manpower..."
quote: Police states are wrong, we really should consider civilian-empowerment solutions for fighting crime...inexpensive and honest... My 2Cents.
quote: There may be positive uses for this now, but give it time. The abuse of power is inevitable. Men are naturally corrupt, it's the way of life.