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Congress struggling to come up with rules at the dawn of the drone age

20.03.2013 15:58

Advocates and opponents of unmanned aerial vehicles sounded off in Washington Wednesday morning during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the use of surveillance drones by law enforcement agencies and their effect on privacy.

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mergon 20.03.2014 11:14

Take your average police officer ,how does it cost to kit him out ,train him ,then we have salary,pensions,medi cal insurance ,holidays,sick leave , pyscological aspects like tests ect .
Now mr corporation comes along with a drone and says it will fly all day scan for people with face recognition,scan for vehicles and number plates , it will track and trace mobile phones /computers ,and can fire on vehicles or people ,drop tear gas , it will do the work of 20 officers and dont need a car ,dont do sick leave,or get married ,take holidays ,
Now how many do you want ?


Tehachapi Gal 20.03.2014 04:16

I'd go for Congress members to test the drones out on themselves and fellow congress people first.


fran7 07.01.2014 11:52

Killer drones are a symptom of what is wrong with USA today.
We all abhor murder but to the USA military and NSA it seems its ok if done by remote control?
USA should get rid of its warmongering Senators and spend time and money on USA infra structure which would help ordinary folk to live and prosper and stop the aggressive foreign policy which gives Billions of dollars to Israel to keep this artificial trouble making state in existence.


mergon 06.01.2014 20:48

Drones can replace ,police officers ,riot officers,traffic officers ,coast guard, fire spotters the list goes on and on !
and you thought robo cop was a fiction !


mergon 06.01.2014 20:44

Thousands of Americans will loose their jobs ,

Anonymous user 20.06.2013 06:00

I don't worry. Someone will invent an effective ECM system that will drop these robots from the sky.

Anonymous user 19.06.2013 19:35

Congress will decide based on the corp contribution is the politcal term - reality would be BRIBE

Anonymous user 13.04.2013 06:28

Whats next radio collars? This county is going down the toilet faster than ever.

Anonymous user 06.04.2013 18:14

disgusting. Im leaving this s/hit place. how can anyone be so blind as to let this happen

Anonymous user 21.03.2013 02:12


Anonymous user 21.03.2013 00:49

the rules are what ever suits them(the powers that be) best....

Anonymous user 20.03.2013 23:19

The RULES are obviously whatever its limitations are.

Anonymous user 20.03.2013 22:07

As done for years stop cleaning fece$ that comes from DC, better solution get rid of the poopers

Anonymous user 20.03.2013 22:03

instead of overhauling our laws 1st we have to overhaul the gov, it all decrepit and mentally inept

Anonymous user 20.03.2013 20:04

Stop killing Americans!

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