Thursday, October 25, 2012

Seattle Police Display Drones They Hope To Deploy

The public will have its first chance to view the drone aircraft Seattle police hope to deploy during a 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 25) presentation at Garfield Community Center.

Though a drone will not be flown at the community center, 2323 E. Cherry St., one will be on display and police will answer questions about the department's unmanned aerial vehicles, police said.
Oh goody!

Come one! Come all! Come see the latest tool we'll use to suppress your rights in the name of 'public safety'.

But don't worry sheep..er...citizens, our drone will able to infringe on your rights for very short periods of time.
They are limited by a battery life of less than 10 minutes and an inability to carry more than 35 ounces, according to police.
And the FAA limits when we can use these neat toys.
According to FAA guidelines, police drones cannot be flown at night, around people or over crowds. FAA requirements also state that drones must be flown below 400 feet and must remain within eyesight of an operator as well as an observer at all times.
You can read the rest here.

If you can't make it to Seattle today to see this amazing toy, you can watch the video below.


Remember, this is all for 'public safety' purposes. *wink*



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