New article today: estimated drone count 15,000+, main market local police departments.
Congress to consider formally restricting invasion of privacy by police drones.
Most people don't see as far ahead as I do. They don't see where this is going. I design this stuff for a living (on the data side). This drone thing is not good. Imagine not being able to speed anywhere, at any time. Always having your location known to police by subpoena and worse, for pre-crime (imminent crime) behavior. They could pull you over if you have spent several hours in a bar area. Police would be called negligent if they do not use this to "eliminate crime," which in the process will eliminate all privacy. Watch and see if I am right.
By the way, I want to say something. This is an aviation related post. This is not a non-av topic.
[Edited 2012-07-20 06:01:55]