(TNS) — The drone that buzzed Fenway Park is a “wake-up call” to Congress to regulate the unmanned aircraft before there’s a tragedy, two former police commissioners told the Herald.
The warning comes just days before the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon — where drones have been banned by the Federal Aviation Administration.
“At the moment, this is a mess. Nobody has the authority to take drones down,” said William J. Bratton, a former police commissioner in Boston and New York City and former chief of police in Los Angeles. “I’m willing to bet there will be drone incursions over the marathon. It’s worrisome.
“Unfortunately, it will probably take a tragedy to get Congress to act. This is a wake-up call,” said Bratton, now head of risk advisory at Teneo in New York City.
The NFL, he added, is concerned, as are other professional sports teams. Drones in