#LAPD wants to use killer drones to track your every move

Every citizen is the enemy.

In the two months since the Los Angeles Police Department revealed that it wants to try flying drones, the unmanned aircraft have been the source of an often heated back-and-forth.

Advocates say the drones could help protect officers and others by using nonhuman eyes to collect crucial information during high-risk situations. (And help kill the poor, the homeless, the mentally-ill, and people of color.)

Skeptics worry that use of the devices will steadily expand and include inappropriate — or illegal — surveillance (which happens every day in Los Angeles).

The LAPD’s harshest critics want the drone program scrapped before it even takes off.

Source: Should the LAPD test drones? Police Commission is set for final vote on controversial proposal – LA Times


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