Imagine law enforcement powered drones armed with guns flying around communities. Sounds far-fetched right? Well Connecticut lawmakers are considering allowing their law enforcement agencies to use them.
Fox 5 reported:
Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether the state should become the first in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons, a proposal immediately met with concern by civil rights and liberties advocates.
The bill would ban the use of weaponized drones, but exempt police. Details on how law enforcement could use drones with weapons would be spelled out in new rules to be developed by the state Police Officer Standards and Training Council. Officers also would have to receive training before being allowed to use drones with weapons.
“Obviously this is for very limited circumstances,” said Republican state Sen. John Kissel, of Enfield, co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee that approved the measure Wednesday and sent it to the House of Representatives. “We can certainly envision some incident on some campus or someplace where someone is a rogue shooter or someone was kidnapped and you try to blow out a tire.”
Below is a video from a popular YouTube icon who tests weapons. The video contains some language.
It is a little unnerving to think that drones like this could be flying over head, especially given how vulnerable all technology is to being hacked.
(Image: YouTube Photo)
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