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Seattle Woman Sees Drone Peeping Into Her Apartment Window
http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2014/06/23/seattle-woman-sees-drone-peeping-into-her-apartment-window/ ^ | June 23, 2014 | Associated Press

Posted on 06/24/2014 3:49:19 AM PDT by stevie_d_64

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Police are investigating a report of a drone peeping into a woman’s apartment window.

Police were called to the downtown Seattle apartment complex on Sunday morning after she spied an unmanned aerial vehicle hovering outside the building. The woman said she was concerned the drone was looking into her apartment.

After calling police, an employee of her apartment building says he went outside and saw two men piloting the drone. They packed up their gear, which included a video camera, and drove off before police arrived. Authorities say they are checking for surveillance video that may help identify the men.

Drones and what role they should play in society have been a hot item in Seattle for quite some time. Last year, former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn ordered the Seattle Police Department to abandon its plan to use drones after an uproar from citizens and privacy advocates.


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KEYWORDS: drone; illegal; obamasfault; peeping; surveillance

1 posted on 06/24/2014 3:49:19 AM PDT by stevie_d_64
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From the comment section:

Beat • 17 minutes ago

Honestly I am more comfortable with perverts taking creepy footage with drones, than I am with the government using them to monitor everyone and everything for our safety.

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Hmmmmmmmm, maybe the perverts are in the government already???


2 posted on 06/24/2014 3:51:16 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: stevie_d_64

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1KMZB_enUS565US565&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=Judge+pistol&tbm=shop


3 posted on 06/24/2014 3:55:04 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: stevie_d_64
I would be equally concerned about both.

Leni

4 posted on 06/24/2014 4:02:23 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Monster BHO uses illegal children for political agenda while accusing Right of doing same.)
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To: All

You know, for a time, recently, I was considering investing in a drone that I could control, pre-program a route, and do it with a tablet device to record images and video for fun...

Never did the thought come into play that someone could ruin the idea with such perversion/vice etc etc etc...

Well, I guess this helps me save money and invest in something exactly the opposite, like someone here suggested in an earlier post...

I’m thinking something along the lines of a long barreled semi-auto shotgun with some heavier than normal (magnum) shot loads, maybe a #4-#6 shot...I figure the heavier the shot, the more you put up, the better your chances are to knock one out...

The best part...See who comes running in to find their equipment...

Don’t forget to reload...;-)


5 posted on 06/24/2014 4:11:37 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: stevie_d_64

I like it!


6 posted on 06/24/2014 4:47:53 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: stevie_d_64

To my knowledge, no law was broken. A drone is no different from a camera in a car driving down the street looking into uncurtained windows


7 posted on 06/24/2014 4:54:47 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: bert

“Google Window”
coming soon. When the Street View just isn’t invasive enough.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 5:09:52 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: bert

Yep...That would be hard to even spot from a law enforcement standpoint, much less be a reason to stop and make contact with someone doing that activity...

I believe the perceive threat of unwarranted or unwanted observation by this technology is what has people panties in a wad...And in most cases they would be right to be concerned...

The fact that these guys/gals who were flying this device might have been just flying it around and it happened to get stuck in an area and the appearances of “peeping” (voyeurism is in some areas a crime to a certain degree), is a big concern with the use of this technology...

And, for the record...If you find yourself doing something that you consider to be “private”, or compromising??? Close the shades/blinds!!!

Otherwise, an idea just popped into muh mind, yeah, I know, it happens from time to time...

You know how restaurants put up fishing monofilament line in grids around their outside dining areas??? To ward off bombing runs by birds???

That might be a good idea for private property owners, a static defense mechanism for just such a finite and commercially available technology...

Just shooting from the hip here...


9 posted on 06/24/2014 5:10:29 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: stevie_d_64

John Belushi on a ladder, 21st. Century style.


10 posted on 06/24/2014 5:13:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bert

The government claims they can use thermal sensors to look through your walls with no privacy violations.

Curtains don’t provide much protection against prying eyes.


11 posted on 06/24/2014 5:16:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: stevie_d_64

An old Mossberg goose gun with the 41” barrel, and 3” loads with 2 oz. of #2 shot will do the trick.

Poor eating, though.


12 posted on 06/24/2014 5:20:33 AM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE; mowhommod was a MOLESTER CRIMINAL; sharia is POISON.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Not everything is Frontpage news.


13 posted on 06/24/2014 5:39:33 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Flintlock

14 posted on 06/24/2014 5:40:51 AM PDT by Holdem Or Foldem (Life isn't fair, so wear a cup.)
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To: stevie_d_64

If it’s legal to peep with a drone, why is it illegal to stand outside a window and peep with your eyes? If the government can peep with infrared, the local pervert should technically have the same “right” to peep with infrared.


15 posted on 06/24/2014 5:42:01 AM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: stevie_d_64

I propose that a fine of $5.00 be levied against anyone convicted of shooting down a drone.


16 posted on 06/24/2014 6:17:03 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: Holdem Or Foldem

Charming lass, but poorly educated.

A shotgun would be more appropriate.


17 posted on 06/24/2014 6:21:43 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: hoosierham
“Google Window”

coming soon. When the Street View just isn’t invasive enough.

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*snicker*

18 posted on 06/24/2014 7:08:36 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: stevie_d_64

19 posted on 06/24/2014 7:30:03 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: stevie_d_64
Not really, but how soon before someone . . .

20 posted on 06/24/2014 9:41:45 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Oatka

Perfect!!!


21 posted on 06/24/2014 2:04:14 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: Oatka

http://www.luckygunner.com/12ga-3-uranium-drone-load-tacnition-5-rounds

$17.76 per 5 round box???

How convenient...hehehe


22 posted on 06/24/2014 2:23:58 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: stevie_d_64

i don’t get the shrill hateful overreaction against google glass & now drones. most drones are hobbyist, iow specifically radio control[rc] hobby enthusiasts flying either planes, helicopters or the variantly configured multicopters.

camera smart phones are easily concealed & outright covert. yet i’ve never seen them provoke as much vitriol unless from cops, who as yet haven’t threatened to shoot one.


23 posted on 06/24/2014 3:19:15 PM PDT by Psalm_2 (Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 NASB)
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I believe the vitriol is due to the totality of the issue...The potential for abuse of your privacy...

Think of it this way...If you knew someone put a mirror on their shoe and shoved it up underneath your wife’s skirt to get a free shot...

Don’t tell me, deep down, that if you caught them in the act, or about to violate your sensibilities, you would not clean their clock??? And feel good about it??? Knowing the rest of us would agree in principle, if not wish we could have helped...You would not have acted on that discovery???

Just replace the shoe mirror with the technology...

Now, as far as the R/C community goes...I have not seen or heard that that activity of active observation while in the control of that model(s) is going on...I think they have enough to do to control it while observing from a distance, than to be doing that, and watching some person in a private moment...

Just my take on it...

These new drones that re commercially available are kinda neat in that it allows a modicum of automatic attitude control of the device, and the ability to record and actively monitor (if mounted) a camera and give the operator that real time, eye in the sky feel to what the device is flying around...

I would certainly not condone flying a device like this in and around pausing hear windows of an apartment complex of neighborhood in peoples backyards or bedroom windows either...

Ohhhh, BTW, just a quick recollection...

Back right after 9/11, I vaguely recall the concern that terrorist might use an R/C type model to fly those into the flight path of a commercial airliner...The odds could have been in their favor to cause a problem...I remember some folks in this forum had “gamed” it out...

Has that ever been proven to be a cause of any accidents or acts of terror in the years after that day???

I have not heard of one anywhere...But that doesn’t mean it can’t ever happen...

I think you might agree that the R/C community as a whole are not a problem, nor would this technology be something they would exploit...But it might still be something to keep on the back burner of the memory banks...


24 posted on 06/24/2014 4:02:32 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: bert

I believe that we need pictorial evidence of whether this potential privacy intrusion was lawful or not...


25 posted on 06/24/2014 4:06:35 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: stevie_d_64
the vitriol is due to the totality of the issue...The potential for abuse of your privacy...

but of course, thus my point about smart phones having not received the same reaction when they can be used similarly.

any immoral, inappropriate, illegal, unconstitutional invasion of privacy should not be allowed. but should any technology that has the potential to be used for evil be destroyed on sight ? ie google glass, drones.

I think you might agree that the R/C community as a whole are not a problem.

yes, they appear to not be a problem, but only to the rational & to those that know they aren't a problem.

& yet i've observed posted public comments in several net articles on drones, the intention to shoot, break & or steal any craft they see or seize.

this is a serious problem for hobbyists.

the public doesnt seem capable of discerning intentions or ownership.

26 posted on 06/25/2014 9:26:18 AM PDT by Psalm_2 (Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 NASB)
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You bet...We are not far apart on the overall issue...


27 posted on 06/25/2014 10:20:42 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: stevie_d_64

Poor woman, she was just minding her own business, getting ready to go out and participate in the Seattle Naked 5K Run and this happens.


28 posted on 06/25/2014 10:23:39 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: NorthMountain

29 posted on 06/25/2014 10:48:13 AM PDT by Holdem Or Foldem (Life isn't fair, so wear a cup.)
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