Police Drones

Photo: U.S. Patent And Trademark Office A recent Amazon patent reveals how new technologies can play a role in improving traffic stops, one of the most common citizen-police encounters. Amazon Technologies, Inc. was granted a patent October 18th for a device it called an “unmanned aerial vehicle assistant,” aimed at use by police for everything […]

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This article first appeared on the Cato Institute site. Last July, Dallas police used a robot to kill the man who fatally shot five Dallas-area police officers. Shortly after the shooting, I noted that new technologies such as robots should prompt lawmakers to find ways to make the face-to-face interactions citizens have with officers safer and less frequent. […]

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TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson area police department will be the first in the region to utilize aerial drones as an investigative tool. Sahuarita police and a drone manufacturer are joining efforts on a pilot program to federally certify several officers to operate the devices. The 3-pound devices mark a “huge and significant step” for […]

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Whenever Carmen Duarte posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. … read more at: http://tucson.com/news/local/crime/sahuarita-police-expect-to-use-drones-by-december/article_94a12d80-567f-523c-866f-87b7bc341cbd.html

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Whenever Carmen Duarte posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. … read more at: http://tucson.com/news/local/crime/sahuarita-police-expect-to-use-drones-by-december/article_94a12d80-567f-523c-866f-87b7bc341cbd.html

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Whenever Carmen Duarte posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. … read more at: http://tucson.com/news/local/crime/sahuarita-police-expect-to-use-drones-by-december/article_94a12d80-567f-523c-866f-87b7bc341cbd.html

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Whenever Carmen Duarte posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. … read more at: http://tucson.com/news/local/crime/sahuarita-police-expect-to-use-drones-by-december/article_94a12d80-567f-523c-866f-87b7bc341cbd.html

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In the near future as envisioned by Amazon, little drones will sit on the shoulders of police officers like parrots on a pirate. The company earlier this month patented the design for a tiny drone that, according to the patent filing, would be useful for a range of everyday tasks, but perhaps particularly useful for […]

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The Florida college student accused of killing a couple and chewing on the dead man’s face told deputies, “Help me, I ate something bad” and then admitted it was “humans” as he spit out a piece of flesh, court documents show.  … read more at: http://www.kvoa.com/story/33583132/sahuarita-police-become-first-to-integrate-drones-in-arizona

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Last July, Dallas police used a robot to kill the man who fatally shot five Dallas-area police officers. Shortly after the shooting I noted that new technologies, such as robots, should prompt lawmakers to find ways to make the face-to-face interactions citizens have with officers safer and less frequent. A recent Amazon patent reveals how […]

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