Thursday, March 30, 2017

"Fake News" -- Sort Of -- Drones, Connecticut, North Dakota -- March 30, 2017

The banner story over at the Drudge Report suggests that Connecticut could become the first US state to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons. I guess it's accurate, but a couple of points. First, Connecticut is only considering this proposal (and it will fail); and, second, North Dakota was the first state to allow law enforcement to "weaponize" drones. But being the sensitive Scandinavians they are, North Dakota only allows "less than lethal" weapons. From September 11, 2015:
Armed drones could be used by police in the US state of North Dakota after local lawmakers legalised their use.
While they will be limited to “less than lethal” weapons, tear gas, tasers, rubber bullets and pepper spray could all be used in theory by the remote controlled flying machines.
In a classic case of unintended consequences, the original sponsor, Republican state representative Rick Becker said he was unhappy with the way legislation turned out.

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