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eugen at leitl.org
Tue Jan 15 01:10:45 PST 2013
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From: Gregory Foster <gfoster at entersection.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:58:09 -0600
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Subject: [drone-list] NYPD Commissioner on drones for monitoring assembly
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dnaInfo (Jan 11) - "NYPD Eyeing Drones to Monitor Crowds":
Drones might eventually be used for surveillance in New York City,
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly revealed Thursday.
Kelly said the eyes in the sky -- which have worried civil rights
activists -- could prove useful when sizing-up demonstrations,
adding to an NYPD arsenal that already includes 3,000 cameras and
high-powered anti-aircraft rifles that can shoot down planes.
"We're looking into it," Kelly told an audience during a rare public
interview at the 92nd Street Y Thursday night. "Anything that helps
Kelly noted that drones are widely used in law enforcement,
especially along the border.
But New York presents challenges.
"There's a lot of air traffic," he noted. As a result, "The only
thing we would do is maybe use the cheap $250 ones to take a look
and see the size of the demonstration or something along those
Kelly noted that a drones program is not being actively pursued at
HT @colvinj via @naomirwolf:
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