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NYPD Eyeing Drones to Monitor Crowds
Posted By admin On January 12, 2013 @ 9:18 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled
DNA Info 
January 12, 2013
Drones might eventually be used for surveillance in New York City, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly  revealed Thursday.
Kelly said the eyes in the sky — which have worried civil rights activists — could prove useful when sizing-up demonstrations, adding to an NYPD arsenal that already includes 3,000 cameras and high-powered anti-aircraft rifles that can shoot down planes.
“We’re looking into it,” Kelly told an audience during a rare public interview at the 92nd Street Y Thursday night. “Anything that helps us.”
Kelly noted that drones are widely used in law enforcement, especially along the border.
But New York presents challenges.
“There’s a lot of air traffic,” he noted. As a result, “The only thing we would do is maybe use the cheap $250 ones to take a look and see the size of the demonstration or something along those lines.”
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 DNA Info: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130111/new-york-city/nypd-eyeing-drones-monitor-crowds
 Police Commissioner Ray Kelly: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/people/ray-kelly
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