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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 [1]
January 12, 2013

Drones might eventually be used for surveillance in New York City, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly [2] 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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[1] DNA Info: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130111/new-york-city/nypd-eyeing-drones-monitor-crowds

[2] Police Commissioner Ray Kelly: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/people/ray-kelly

[3] Drones Over New York City?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/drones-over-new-york-city.html

[4] Is The NYPD Experimenting With Drones Over The City? Evidence Points To Yes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/is-the-nypd-experimenting-with-drones-over-the-city-evidence-points-to-yes.html

[5] NYPD Has Anti-Aircraft Capability: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nypd-has-anti-aircraft-capability.html

[6] The FBI has flown drones 10 times in US: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-fbi-has-flown-drones-10-times-in-us.html

[7] Yes, The EPA Is Using Spy Drones To Monitor Farms: http://www.prisonplanet.com/yes-the-epa-is-using-spy-drones-to-monitor-farms.html

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