Florida Debates UAV Ban
From Fast Company
January 17, 2013 - 11:17am
"Drones are fine to kill terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but they shouldn’t be hovering in the sky, monitoring Floridians--that’s not something we believe is an appropriate role for government," says Sen. Joe Negron. Florida's state Senate is close to passing legislation that would ban Floridians from using UAVs for surveillance--but provisions in the act create broad exceptions for law enforcement who have search warrants and are dealing with “emergency situations.” The Miami Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's Department were among the first in the nation to purchase surveillance drones after the FAA gave the green light for law enforcement to use UAVs. Florida Sen. Joe Negron (R-Naples) is sponsoring the Freedom from Unwanted Surveillance Act, which in its original form prohibited Florida law enforcement from using drones for any purpose...
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