Should drones be allowed for law enforcement use in the US?
Yes, just as long as it is used only for spying/surveillance.
Yes just as long as it is used only for taking out threats to law enforcement.
Yes for any reason like spying/surveillance and taking out threats to law enforcement
No not in any circumstance
Federal Aviation Administration FAA Pressed To Allow Drone Flights In United States - cbs11tv.com
Unmanned aircraft have proved their usefulness and reliability in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the pressure's on to allow them in the skies over the United States.
The Federal Aviation Administration has been asked to issue flying rights for a range of pilotless planes to carry out civilian and law-enforcement functions but has been hesitant to act. Officials are worried that they might plow into airliners, cargo planes and corporate jets that zoom around at high altitudes, or helicopters and hot air balloons that fly as low as a few hundred feet off the ground.
On top of that, these pilotless aircraft come in a variety of sizes. Some are as big as a small airliner, others the size of a backpack. The tiniest are small enough to fly through a house window.
The obvious risks have not deterred the civilian demand for pilotless planes. Tornado researchers want to send them into storms to gather data. Energy companies want to use them to monitor pipelines. State police hope to send them up to capture images of speeding cars' license plates. Local police envision using them to track fleeing suspects.
Just think years ago the idea of this would have probably sounded like the rantings of someone wearing a tin foil hat. I want to say no. I do not want to open the door for the government to have flying cameras spying on citizens and taking them out. These things should only be used in war zones and taking care of threats of foreign soil. They already got those little track wheel robots that should be enough.