Skip to comments.Connecticut Bill Would Impose 20-Year Prison Sentence On People Who Commit Crimes With Drones
Posted on 02/24/2014 8:10:28 AM PST by SeizethecarpEdited on 02/24/2014 8:53:03 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Connecticut lawmakers will hold a public hearing on a bill that would impose lengthy prison sentences on people who commit crimes with drones.
The legislation would make it a felony carrying up to 20 years in prison for committing a crime using an unmanned aircraft equipped with a deadly weapon, and up to 10 years in prison for other crimes with a drone.
Police could operate drones, but only for legitimate law enforcement purposes...
(Excerpt) Read more at connecticut.cbslocal.com ...
“...up to 20 years in prison for committing a crime using an unmanned aircraft equipped with a deadly weapon...”
Of course, a drone itself can BE a deadly kinetic weapon when directed at a person or at a location that will likely cause death (see my tag line).
Does that include the government for spying on people without a warrent?
Looks like the Powers That Be see drones as a threat. Imagine being “in charge” and not knowing of someone is collecting footage of you.
Then there are the contraband/smuggling aspects.
And did you see the video of the guy who mounted a paintball gun on a drone? You don’t have to have paint in the paintballs.
Oh, no... not at all.
Why would you think that the government would limit itself regarding a very effective power. All they'll have to do is have "exigent circumstances".
(See Kentucky v. King)
And what would a crime be?
Video recording the police has been determined to be legal. If I use a drone to follow police activity, I assume that’s legal.
Sounds like a solution in search of a problem.
I’m somewhat surprised that local TV stations haven’t started using drones for traffic monitoring. Seems they’d be much cheaper than helicopters.
Your graphic has a misleading label. The MQ-1 Predator and the MQ-9 Reaper are operated by the U.S. Air Force and the CIA, not by the U.S. Army as the graphic suggests.
The U.S. Army operates the MQ-1C Grey Eagle, an upgraded version of the Predator. It has seen limited combat action in Afghanistan, but has probably not been used in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, etc.
“And what would a crime be?”
Shooting it down I bet.
or flying one...
How about a MANDATORY 20 year jail sentence for anyone in government who commits fraud against the public.
The liberal politicians there are all ‘Drones’....
Book ‘em Dan’o
Make sure your drone obeys all stop lights & signs and only crosses street at cross-walks....WITH the light!
“Police could operate drones but only for legitimate law enforcement purposes.” Now that’s a big hole right there.
Just who do they think will have access to weaponized drones?
What would those "other crimes" be?