#51: Weaponized Flying Robocops are Watching You


Drone aircraft were developed as weapons of war, but now they have begun to find their way into domestic police work as well. Drones can help officers trace suspects or missing persons and could assess threats like toxic spills. But they pose a threat to privacy and criminal justice standards, too.

Cato Institute policy analyst Matthew Feeney says those those technological toys come with some serious privacy concerns.

Check out Governing Magazine’s 2013 map of law enforcement drone use here.