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  1. #1 "Afghan Style Police Drones Over Texas ." 
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    .AUSTIN - The suspect's house, just west of this city, sat on a hilltop at the end of a steep, exposed driveway. Agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety believed the man inside had a large stash of drugs and a cache of weapons, including high-caliber rifles.
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    As dawn broke, a SWAT team waiting to execute a search warrant wanted a last-minute aerial sweep of the property, in part to check for unseen dangers. But there was a problem: The department's aircraft section feared that if it put up a helicopter, the suspect might try to shoot it down.

    So the Texas agents did what no state or local law enforcement agency had done before in a high-risk operation: They launched a drone. A bird-size device called a Wasp floated hundreds of feet into the sky and instantly beamed live video to agents on the ground. The SWAT team stormed the house and arrested the suspect.
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    But by 2013, the FAA expects to have formulated new rules that would allow police across the country to routinely fly lightweight, unarmed drones up to 400 feet above the ground - high enough for them to be largely invisible eyes in the sky.Such technology could allow police to record the activities of the public below with high-resolution, infrared and thermal-imaging cameras.

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    Sounds like an awesome tool for LEO, help protect them and suspects
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    Sounds like an awesome tool for LEO, help protect them and suspects
    "LEO" ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    "LEO" ?
    Lewd English occupants!:D

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    And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
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    Law Enforcement Officers
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

    In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    Law Enforcement Officers
    You're no fun!:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    Sounds like an awesome tool for LEO, help protect them and suspects
    One problem is some Gung ho police departments will start hanging mini SAW"s on the larger UAV'S and blow some little old lady out of her rocking chair by mistake some night while on a drug raid !
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    One problem is some Gung ho police departments will start hanging mini SAW"s on the larger UAV'S and blow some little old lady out of her rocking chair by mistake some night while on a drug raid !
    i dont support the arming of the UAV's, just using them to recon
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    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    eye is the sky all the time.
    I was looking at satellite footage from google earth, it was dated march 2010 and i found myself on my tractor putting a culvert in.

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