For more than three years, a pair of drones donated to the Los Angeles Police Department were locked away, collecting dust after a public outcry over the idea of police using the controversial technology.
Recently, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s use of a drone has been criticized by activists as well as civilian oversight commissioners who want the agency to stop.
On Tuesday, the LAPD will again wade into the heated debate, as department brass are slated to present details to the Police Commission about a possible pilot program for an “unmanned aerial system.”
The commission’s agenda said the pitch was for “limited tactical deployment” of a drone, but did not elaborate. Meanwhile, activists are planning a 9 a.m. news conference to denounce the use of drones by the LAPD.
That means the police state wants to use drones to make it easier to kill you.
Source: LA Times