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The FBI has flown drones 10 times in US

Posted By admin On July 26, 2013 @ 10:36 am In Prison Planet,Tile | Comments Disabled

Brendan Sasso
The Hill [1]
July 26, 2013

The FBI revealed to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) that it has flown drones in U.S. airspace 10 times since 2006.

In a¬†letter [2]¬†released by Paul on Thursday, Stephen Kelly, the FBI’s director of legislative affairs, said that the agency uses drones in “very limited circumstances” for aerial surveillance. None of the drones are armed with either lethal or nonlethal weapons, Kelly said.

Eight of the times the FBI used drones were for criminal cases and two of the times were for national security.

The agency said it used a drone earlier this year in Alabama to support the rescue of a 5-year-old boy who was being held hostage in an underground bunker.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/313661-the-fbi-has-flown-drones-ten-times-in-us

[2] letter: http://www.paul.senate.gov/files/documents/071913FBIresponse.pdf

[3] FAA official: No armed drones in U.S.: http://www.prisonplanet.com/faa-official-no-armed-drones-in-u-s.html

[4] Police Set To Use Armed Drones Against Americans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-set-to-use-armed-drones-against-americans.html

[5] FAA Asks: Please Don’t Shoot Down the Drones: http://www.prisonplanet.com/faa-asks-please-dont-shoot-down-the-drones.html

[6] NYPD Eyeing Drones to Monitor Crowds: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nypd-eyeing-drones-to-monitor-crowds.html

[7] Feinstein worried armed drones coming to US, legal or not: http://www.prisonplanet.com/feinstein-worried-armed-drones-coming-to-us-legal-or-not.html

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