EDITORIAL: Police drones should be non-lethal | Indiana Daily …

We’re living in the age of information and automation, and many technological advancements have created ethical questions for which the answers are not easy. Cost-benefit analyses are tricky when dealing with changes for which comparable historical examples are not available.

Drones are an ethically questionable invention, and even more so in the hands of cops. Connecticut is currently trying to sort out those challenges as a bill that would authorize police usage of lethally armed drones passes through a round of initial consideration. The Editorial Board doesn’t believe that police need these deadly drones.

The Judiciary Committee of the state senate in Connecticut approved the bill with a 34-7 vote March 29, and the bill now awaits the scheduling of a debate and a vote in the House. The portion of the bill relating

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