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Los Angeles Police Get 2 Drone Flyers From Seattle
CBS/AP) ^ | May 30, 2014 5:12 PM

Posted on 05/30/2014 6:02:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin

“These vehicles were purchased by the Seattle Police Department using federal grants. There was no cost to the city of Los Angeles,” police said.

Each remote-controlled copter is 3 feet wide, has three rotors and can carry a video camera.

The LAPD says a decision on whether to use the aircraft will follow reviews from the department, the Board of Police Commissioners and the public.

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


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1 posted on 05/30/2014 6:02:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Taxpayers bought the gestapo equipment to use against us.


2 posted on 05/30/2014 6:06:18 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: BenLurkin

Why is the federal gummint soooooo interested in having these drones in Los Angeles..?

It seems they are emplacing a large and expensive federal surveillance apparatus all over the country.

Same as ammo/MRAP build-up..?


3 posted on 05/30/2014 6:11:33 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: BenLurkin

Ahhhh, “federal grants.” I just love free money. Where can I get some?


4 posted on 05/30/2014 6:24:04 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: BenLurkin
There was no cost to the city of Los Angeles

FREE STUFF!
How can that be wrong?

5 posted on 05/30/2014 6:52:38 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
..where can I get some?

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6 posted on 05/30/2014 7:00:37 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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If memory serves me correctly, Seattle bought them to use here, but there was such an uproar from citizens that the city council nixed the idea.


7 posted on 05/30/2014 8:08:22 PM PDT by rickomatic
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To: VerySadAmerican

LAPD has actually been flying helicopters at close to current numbers since the mid-70s. I personally would rather have them there than not.

They are encouraging public input on this issue. It’s a little difficult, for me at least, to see how these drones are going to drastically alter the Air Support Division’s mission statement.


8 posted on 05/30/2014 8:38:37 PM PDT by onedoug
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Yeah, Seattle bought them but our local - mostly libs - raised an outcry. You know how we welcome the creeping fascism but apparently we have a lot of NIMBYs here.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 11:34:54 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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