Can we trust the police with drones? Another story:

Seattle Police Secretly Keep Drones Despite Promise

from Storyleak

March 26, 2014

DraganA Freedom of Information Act request published Tuesday revealed that the Seattle Police Department has secretly kept two surveillance drones despite assuring residents that they would return them to their vendor last February.

In 2010, Seattle police used federal grant money from the Department of Homeland Security to quietly obtain two Draganflyer X-6 surveillance drones as well as flight training for select officers. After a 2012 lawsuit from the Electronic Frontier Foundation uncovered the acquisition, public outcry ensued…Read More


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