[drone-list] NYPD Commissioner on drones for monitoring assembly

Gregory Foster gfoster at entersection.org
Mon Jan 14 11:58:09 PST 2013

   dnaInfo (Jan 11) - "NYPD Eyeing Drones to Monitor Crowds":

     Drones might eventually be used for surveillance in New York City,
     Police Commissioner Ray Kelly revealed Thursday.
     Kelly said the eyes in the sky -- which have worried civil rights
     activists -- could prove useful when sizing-up demonstrations,
     adding to an NYPD arsenal that already includes 3,000 cameras and
     high-powered anti-aircraft rifles that can shoot down planes.
     "We're looking into it," Kelly told an audience during a rare public
     interview at the 92nd Street Y Thursday night. "Anything that helps
     Kelly noted that drones are widely used in law enforcement,
     especially along the border.
     But New York presents challenges.
     "There's a lot of air traffic," he noted. As a result, "The only
     thing we would do is maybe use the cheap $250 ones to take a look
     and see the size of the demonstration or something along those
     Kelly noted that a drones program is not being actively pursued at
     this time.

   HT @colvinj via @naomirwolf:
Gregory Foster || [3]gfoster at entersection.org
@gregoryfoster <> [4]http://entersection.com/


   1. http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130111/new-york-city/nypd-eyeing-drones-monitor-crowds
   2. https://twitter.com/colvinj/status/289766982188924928
   3. mailto:gfoster at entersection.org
   4. http://entersection.com/

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