March 2016

French Police in Paris have launched a bidding process for surveillance drones ahead of this summer’s European Championships. Unlike the bomb-carrying drones used by US and British military in the Middle East, these drones will be small machines of a maximum weight of 10kg which will use six propellers to stay aloft. According to the Prefecture’s contract outline, the […]

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Steve Marcus Christopher Aaron, center, a former counterterrorism officer for the CIA’s drone program, gets a hug from Jesselyn Radack, director of the Whistleblower Resource Protection Program, after speaking on drone warfare Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law. Cian Westmoreland, a former drone program communications technician, applauds at left. By […]

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Police work at Cornerstone Rescue Mission after Earl Hicks shot several times and wounded one person there around 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28. Hicks was then shot and killed by a Rapid City Police officer.  … read more at: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/drone-flown-over-shooting-scene-draws-ire-of-police/article_7ecb2b39-29cb-5cb7-8062-fa62be0a463b.html

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Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders says his rival Hillary Clinton “obviously” poses a greater risk of getting the U.S. involved in a conflict like the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but says he too is “absolutely prepared to use force.” INTERVIEW: Kshama Sawant on Trump, Bernie and Building Socialism in the US In an interview with […]

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CHANDLER, AZ – The manager of a drone store in Chandler hopes video surveillance helps catch a crook who broke into the store. The video shows someone shattering the front glass door at Drones Plus and then pilfering the store for electronics. “It’s frustrating,” said Cory Burright, the manager. The break-in happened at approximately 5 […]

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Q. Recently, all southbound DVP lanes were closed for four hours after someone jumped from an overhead bridge. In another case, a motorcycle crash closed the Gardiner Expressway for six hours. Why? One was obviously self-inflicted and the other a single-vehicle crash. A. Eric Lai replies: Rather than make assumptions, police must determine — based […]

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Is the CIA’s targeted killing campaign the “most precise and effective application of firepower in the history of armed conflict”? Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of both the CIA and the NSA, argued exactly that in The New York Times earlier this year. While Hayden might be right, he elides a number of significant […]

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As promised, DJI is going to start shipping the Inspire 1 RAW Edition drone and the Zenmuse X5R mirrorless camera this month. Starting next week, DJI will be shipping out the drone with camera to those who preordered, and will then start shipping the camera by itself a few days later. Direct orders will also […]

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A senior White House aide has pledged to release how many terrorism suspects and civilian casualties the US has killed in its drone strikes since 2009, the first-ever disclosure surrounding the US’s most controversial lethal operations. Lisa Monaco, Barack Obama’s counter-terrorism and homeland security adviser, said in a Washington speech on Monday that the expanded […]

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Sunday, March 27 At 1:25 a.m., there was a report of a car with a loud exhaust going up and down Arnold Avenue. At 9:30 a.m., there was a report of a pickpocket at a store on Walkers Brook Drive. A cellphone, ID, and cash were reported stolen. At 4:22 p.m., there was a report […]

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The United States government has been using drones as a weaponized platform since at least February of 2002, when the Central Intelligence Agency launched a Hellfire missile from a Predator drone, killing neither Osama bin Laden—the presumed target—nor any militants, but rather four civilian men scouring an abandoned military base for scrap metal.  This intelligence […]

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