Drones: The Push-Button, Video Game Mentality Of Drone Attacks
It is often believed that drones have not been used for surveillance within the United States; however, since 2004, unmanned aircrafts have been flown over three thousand hours in the name of law enforcement surveillance. The surveillance missions have led to more than 4,700 arrests and the confiscation of over 22,000 pounds of marijuana in by the Department of Homeland Security’s border security department. New Technologies have allowed target controls to track the mark within a foot of its location, leading to the many arrests and seizures over the years (Bump). Similar to this, Seattle police are the first to be given permission, from the federal government, to start using drones as a surveillance system for law enforcement. Drones will be utilized for search and rescue, natural disasters, and unusual crime scene surveillance. Search times will be drastically reduced and costs will be cut. FAA guidelines limit the drone so that they may not be flown over crowds or at night; also, the drone must be below the altitude of 400 feet or within eyesight. The small helicopter like drones will included high definition video and an infrared camera in order to provide a wide range of images for analysis (Seattle Police Drafting Policy for Using Drones). Drones for law enforcement are beginning to become more common throughout America as new technologies evolve, providing for more …show more content…
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