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Athens police, other departments now flying drones

The Athens-Clarke Police Department now has drones, and other departments also plan to use the unmanned flying machines. But they won’t violate citizens’ privacy, said Jeff Scarbrough, chief of Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services. Two commissioners, Jerry NeSmith and … Continue reading

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Wichita Police Buy Drone and Navigate Public Privacy Concerns

The police in Wichita, Kansas are facing a conundrum countless other law enforcement and public safety groups are facing across the United States these days, namely, how cut costs and increase efficiency by implementing unmanned aerial vehicles, while retaining the … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Drone That Watched Protesters at Contra Costa Jail Was Made by a Company ICE Accused of Spying for the Chinese Government

Hovering in the sky above an immigrant rights rally at the Contra Costa West County Detention Facility in Richmond last Saturday was a unmanned aerial vehicle, more commonly known as a “drone.” The drone appeared to be video recording demonstrators … Continue reading

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Federal Aviation Administration drone rules ‘overly strict,’ new report says

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is taking an “overly conservative” approach to integrating drones into the national airspace, according to a report requested by Congress and released Monday by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine(NASEM). The agency “tends … Continue reading

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