More Than 80 Public Entities In U.S. Requested Drone Authorizations In 2012

Aaron Cynic writes at Diatribe Media:

As White House officials spent the week defending targeted assassinations via drone strikes, the FAA released a new drone authorization list which highlights law enforcement agencies and other entities nationwide who have applied to use drones in domestic airspace for surveillance. Thanks to a Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the release shows several sherrif’s departments, The State Department and several community colleges requested drone authorizations in 2012. Coupled with the FAA’s original list, 81 entities through October of 2012 have requested drone authorization.

Together with the website MuckRack, the EFF is building a database of drones authorized to fly in domestic airspace. So far, MuckRack has filed 275 public records requests to federal, state, and local agencies nationwide.

Read the full post at Diatribe Media.

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  • BuzzCoastin

    drones are better than cop-ters
    if a drone is shot down no one dies
    if a cop-ter gets shoot down
    the human drones on board die
    and that’s a capital crime
    which requires more drone strikes

    • LucidDreamR

      Ive a sneaking suspicion that if DHS and local law have their way; it probably will be a capital crime with very serious consequences to shoot one of these &^#%ers down…. As far as overseas who can really tell the difference, as there’s so many strikes- drone and otherwise- happening so often anyway :/

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