These are unmanned aircraft inspired by the success of drones on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Should the average Joe Q. Citizen be treated as a major criminal or opponent on a battlefield? Should the same type of battlefield weapons be used on taxpayers? Why not! No police officer will be injured in this sting. We will just be stung by a un-manned vehicle. No, this is not a scientific fictional movie; this is my and your backyard. Is nothing sacred any more?
Why do we need these new police toys? They say, “It’s an opportunity to increase safety for the officers.” I think it is yet another excuse to increase our taxes to pay for these toys and use them to further invade our increasingly limited privacy in a time of increased surveillance.