Do you trust cops with drones?

The cops have drones now. But they proooomise they’ll be good with them.

Police chiefs adopt drone code of conduct – Washington Times

The nation’s police chiefs have adopted a code of conduct for their use of drones, including letting any images captured by unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, be open to inspection by the public, and that the images not be stored unless they are evidence of a crime or part of an ongoing investigation.

And I believe them. It’s not like the US military is using them to murder US citizens without a trial or spy on citizens right here on US soil. And giving cops machine guns has turned out really well, so why not drones?

Here’s the best comment:

I have my own drone code of conduct.

10 guage, long choke, 3 1/2″ shell, 2 shot


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  1. i believe drones could be an excellent tool in the hands of contracted security firms. It’d be cool if there was a way that, for example, a woman in trouble could somehow signaled for help (via a chip?) and the drone could shoot a non-lethal beam that would incapacitate them. Maybe it would have to assault both victim and perp but as long as its not harmful and it saves the victim, it’d be a good thing.

    I could really see getting into some sci-fi with these ideas and how perps and defenders go back and forth with their tactics, strategies and technologies.

    • I could not agree more! I am really excited about drone technology. Tacocopter anyone?

      When the next The Wire comes out in a few years throw-away Nokias will be replaced with drones and chips.

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