American police officers may soon be able to use unmanned aircraft
not only for surveillance, but also for offensive action. The drones may
be equipped to fire rubber rounds and tear gas.
“Those are things that law enforcement utilizes day in and day
out, and in certain situations it might be advantageous to have this
type of system on the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle),” Chief Deputy
Randy McDaniel of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in Texas told
The Daily news app as he outlined the possible development.
military and CIA have used drones armed with lethal weapons to target
militants overseas for years. The prospect of having “lite” versions of
those remotely controlled killer-machines circling over America gave
some second thoughts to rights groups.-[Full Article]