22 February, 2010

British Police used a drone illegally

Interestingly, Merseyside Police in the UK have been using a drone unlawfully - Telegraph 22nd February.  Apart from the obvious dangers of flying such an aircraft near to other aviation operations (e.g. Liverpool Airport) this development is raising further concerns about civil liberties.  Many fear that the U.K. has become a surveillance society or a form of Panopticon State.

It appears that the drone was used to catch a thief - see Daily Mail.  For another view on the Merseyside "drone" see here.

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