Alameda County Sheriff’s Office here in California wants to use drones as part of their routine Law Enforcement, not only spying on speeders on I-580 between Dublin Canyon and Altamont Pass, but also in the hills along Altamont Pass, Patterson Pass and even along Mines Road between Livermore and Mt. Hamilton, where drug dealers and pot growers, some with cartel connections, have been doing their deeds in the hills.
Besides being a civil liberties nightmare for the rest of us, these drones could also put human LEO’s out of work, too, especially if all they need to do for any supposed traffic infraction (like they do with red-light camera tickets) is mail the ticket and the photos to the registered owner of the vehicle believed to be in violation.
We live in wacky times.
Apr 12, 2017