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Old May 23, 2012, 02:30 PM
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Groups Concerned Over Arming Of Domestic Drones

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Old May 23, 2012, 02:42 PM
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We armed an EasyStar with one of those parachute guys. Was really cool. Later we graduated to water baloons and bags of flour.
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Old May 23, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Old May 23, 2012, 02:59 PM
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The prospect of people out in public being Tased or targeted by force by flying drones where no officers is physically present on the scene,” Crump says, “raises the prospect of unconstitutional force being used on individuals.”

I like ACLU but what I don't like is mindless predictions. No they won't be armed, tasers are short range and you wouldn't be far enough away for the aircraft to not be a danger. Spinning 8" are surprisingly deadly. Could be used in a remote location but it would put other peoples health at risk significantly.
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Old May 23, 2012, 03:05 PM
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I like ACLU but what I don't like is mindless predictions. No they won't be armed, tasers are short range and you wouldn't be far enough away for the aircraft to not be a danger. Spinning 8" are surprisingly deadly. Could be used in a remote location but it would put other peoples health at risk significantly.
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Old May 23, 2012, 03:09 PM
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Yeah whatever, I don't particularly trust the police either but I think they at least have some common sense and not fly a deadly drone around people when they could use a sniper with much better accuracy.
It's just stupid that ACLU think they will routinely be armed, in very rare cases they may be but you are not going to have these drones in cities as they are far too dangerous.
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Old May 23, 2012, 03:10 PM
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What about in this situation?

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Old May 23, 2012, 03:13 PM
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What about in this situation?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QngE6kKk8Lg
Well they would do it if you lived in a totalitarian country which depending on your personal opinion might be the way the US is heading. Seriously if a drone came down in that situation, you wouldn't be looking at a nice little few bodies, it would be a blood bath.
I don't see how drones are a problem if they are just used in exactly the same situation as Helicopters, every-time I look up and see a helicopter wasting a lot of fuel it gets me a bit annoyed that they aren't using a drone.
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Considering the police buy weapons advertised as "less lethal" not "non-lethal" and the multitude of injuries sustained by peaceful protesters that day (including a skull fracture on a veteran which resulted in a coma), I think we need the ACLU on this one.
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Old May 23, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Fake fps Russia video

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This video is fake! I not just saying that, it actually is. If you research the origin of the video you will find out. If you understand aerodynamics and the way quads fly you will know straight away that it is CGI.


Fps Russia does some great videos it's a shame he sold out on this one.

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Old May 23, 2012, 03:19 PM
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Considering the police buy weapons advertised as "less lethal" not "non-lethal" and the multitude of injuries sustained by peaceful protesters that day (including a skull fracture on a veteran which resulted in a coma), I think we need the ACLU on this one.
Well if we can't stop them acting like **** then that may be the best option.
My recommendation would be to have a judge or judges review every single case of drones to make sure they are used correctly, to stop them being used for unwarranted surveillance.
Though drones are really beneficial to the police's budget, helicopters cost $$. They don't have to be badly, I would be perfectly fine if one was used to apprehend a car thief.
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Old May 23, 2012, 03:29 PM
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Well if we can't stop them acting like **** then that may be the best option.
My recommendation would be to have a judge or judges review every single case of drones to make sure they are used correctly, to stop them being used for unwarranted surveillance.
Though drones are really beneficial to the police's budget, helicopters cost $$. They don't have to be badly, I would be perfectly fine if one was used to apprehend a car thief.
Sounds good, I'm always for more transparency and accountability for police departments. And yes it's only a matter of time before every news and police helicopter is replaced by a quad.

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This video is fake! I not just saying that, it actually is. If you research the origin of the video you will find out. If you understand aerodynamics and the way quads fly you will know straight away that it is CGI.


Fps Russia does some great videos it's a shame he sold out on this one.

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Good job! Way to go! You've successfully outed a known video game viral marketing youtube channel and a known hoax video! Hooray! I can't imagine why a video game company would do something like this
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Old May 23, 2012, 03:36 PM
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This video is fake! I not just saying that, it actually is. If you research the origin of the video you will find out. If you understand aerodynamics and the way quads fly you will know straight away that it is CGI.


Fps Russia does some great videos it's a shame he sold out on this one.

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are you 12 years old? of course it is fake - that is part of the humour
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Old May 23, 2012, 03:45 PM
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are you 12 years old? of course it is fake - that is part of the humour
No I'm not 12 are you?

I just thought people who read the thread may think it is real and think quads can actually do that, maybe I'm just trying to give FPV a bit more credibility!

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