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Monday, July 08, 2013

Eye In The Sky

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson has petitioned the FAA for permission to use drones to conduct surveillance. Privacy advocates see the request as a significant expansion of government keeping an eye on citizens. On my America Weekend show, I asked the Chief how he reconciles the needs of law enforcement with privacy concerns of the public, how technology has gotten ahead of the law, how drones will affect his department's "do not pursue" policy, what other cities are doing with drones, and whether he'd want them carrying weapons a la the Predator drones used by the military (which the Customs and Border Protection folks would also like to use).

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