Sheriff's 'crowd control' spy drone suspended after privacy uproarSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 12:23
Sheriff's 'crowd control' spy drone suspended after privacy uproar
Last minute protests prevent drone purchase
Dec 5, 2012
A county Sheriff’s department in California that planned to buy and operate a surveillance drone has been forced to suspend the idea, and possibly scrap it altogether after privacy advocates fought tooth and nail in opposition.
The Oakland Tribune reports that the American Civil Liberties Union stepped in earlier this week to prevent the Alameda County Sheriff’s office from acquiring the drone using grant money from the California Emergency Management Agency.