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Sheriff's 'crowd control' spy drone suspended after privacy uproar

Sheriff's 'crowd control' spy drone suspended after privacy uproar

Last minute protests prevent drone purchase

Steve Watson
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.

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"Grant Money"

My favorite expression ever.

Isn't California broke? Oh- But they can afford drones.

and apparently we can afford

and apparently we can afford a high speed rail. Idiots.