LAPD adds drones to arsenal, says they'll be used sparingly

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  1. dawg

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    On Friday, the department announced that it had acquired two "unmanned aerial vehicles" as gifts from the Seattle Police Department.

    The Draganflyer X6 aircraft, which resemble small helicopters, are each about 3 feet wide and equipped with a camera, video camera and infrared night-vision capabilities.

    In making the announcement, however, department officials were at pains to make it clear the LAPD doesn't intend to use the new hardware to keep watch from above over an unsuspecting public. If they're used at all, the remotely controlled aircraft will be called on only for "narrow and prescribed uses" that will be made clear to the public, the statement said.

    That, according to LAPD spokesman Cmdr. Andrew Smith, would include situations involving barricaded suspects or hostages in which police need to see inside a building as they decide how to respond.
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    "We wanted to be really up-front with the public that we're looking at using these down the road," Smith said. "We wanted to make sure it didn't look like we were trying to sneak these things into action."

    Wanting to avoid the negative connotations the word has taken on, the department's statement deliberately avoided referring to the aircraft as drones.

    The LAPD's skittishness underscores concerns over privacy and other sensitivities that have come up in recent years as police departments around the country have begun to experiment with surveillance technology.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-adds-drones-to-arsenal-20140530-story.html
     
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    I'd use it to spy on celebs.
     
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    "Sparingly " = like a 12 yr old who just discovered jerking off
     
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    I want a drone of my own.
     
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    now they can drop bombs on those @hiddencash fags.
     
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    They'll have 500 of these things in the air by years end.
     
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    It's a police state! :nooo:
     
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    I would hide one in gileates toilet. I bet he is so stoned he doesn't even notice and shits all over it.

    fucktard gileat
     
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    I bet they get shot down. The temptation will be too great.
     
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    A black man in the area I live in went on a random drive by shooting spree and killed a 15 year old white straight A female student. If a few drones kill him and his type I simply don't give a fuck anymore. Fuck this country, it's irreparable at this point.

    Oh I guess nobody heard about that murder because the national media was busy covering the justified killing in self defense of a black man child that was beating the shit out of a homeowner that had the audacity to question why he was acting suspicion in his neighborhood