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Miami Beach Cops Use Tethered Blimp for Surveillance to Get Around Drone Ban

The state of Florida passed a law in 2015 banning the use of drones to monitor citizens from the air. But police in Miami Beach, Florida have come up with a clever workaround: They’re using a tethered blimp, called an … Continue reading

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Drones likely to be regulated by state, city governments in 2019

Drones likely will generate more interest and concern in 2019, as their fliers find new uses for the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and state and city governments apply more scrutiny to regulate those uses. A light rain grounded the New … Continue reading

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The NYPD planned to use drones during Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration. Then it started raining.

Before they pack into Times Square on Monday night, thousands of New Year’s Eve revelers will pass through the kind of intensive security measures that are normally found inside the nation’s airports. While the crowd will probably be keenly aware … Continue reading

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Two pre-filed 2019 bills seek to lift ban on law enforcement’s use of drones

Insurance adjusters use them to recreate accident scenes. Farmers use them to create 3-D soil analysis maps. Surveyors use them to plot plats. Realtors use them to give prospective home-buyers a bird’s eye view of houses and neighborhoods. But Florida … Continue reading

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