Virginia City Is First To Pass Anti-Drone Legislation

Three years from now, will we be trusting urban police forces to use drones equipped with “Tasers and tear gas”? The Los Angeles Times reports:

Charlottesville, Va., home to the University of Virginia, has taken action against the use of police spy drones, ordering a two-year moratorium on the citywide use of unmanned aircraft. It is the first city in the nation to do so, supporters say, and its move may prompt other municipalities to act. City officials said anti-drone measures are winning support in the Virginia state legislature.

Seeking tough regulation over the future use of civilian drones in U.S. airspace, the City Council passed a resolution that prohibits police agencies from utilizing drones outfitted with anti-personnel devices such as Tasers and tear gas. The measure comes in response to last year’s congressional mandate to integrate the nation’s airspace with robotic aircraft by September 2015.


3 Comments on "Virginia City Is First To Pass Anti-Drone Legislation"

  1. disqus_vgB7Jz3tQx | Feb 17, 2013 at 12:41 pm |


  2. Anarchy Pony | Feb 17, 2013 at 10:26 pm |


  3. lilbear68 | Feb 18, 2013 at 10:31 am |

    nullification where ever possible.
    and make the fed do a constitution check on any law on the books and any upcoming legislation.
    any power not specifically named to the fed reverts to the states respectively
    and remember jury nullification the ultimate and final power of the people to control big brother

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