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Seattle Scraps Drones Program

Posted By on February 15, 2013

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In response to a major outcry from Seattle residents, last week Mayor Mike McGinn ordered the police department to scrap its use of drones for surveillance. According to the Associated Press, the two small drones the city obtained through a federal grant will be returned to the vendor.

Lawmakers in at least 11 states are looking at plans to restrict the use of drones over their skies, amid concerns the vehicles could be exploited to spy on Americans. Last Monday, the Charlottesville City Council in Virginia passed a resolution imposing a two-year moratorium on the use of drones within city limits.
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