I am more worried about the fact that they were/are attempting to hide this from the general public.Originally posted by: Citrix
and I ask again, what privacy is a drone violating compared to a heilo or a manned fixed wing aircraft working traffic?Originally posted by: RightIsWrong
What a shock. You are willing to give up everyone's right to privacy so that you aren't annoyed by the sound of helicopters one freaking night of your life. :roll:Originally posted by: TastesLikeChicken
When 4 scumbags jacked my neighbor's property last month at 2 am I'd have been much happier having drones trying to track them at 1500' rather than having helicopters flying in low circular patterns over the neighborhood for almost 2 friggin hours.
how are the two different in that regard? why do you fear drones more than a heilo?
In Texas, where this is taking place, the police are required by law to post signs where aircraft is being utilized and to also announce where speed traps will be set up. The fact that they were attempting to do this in complete secrecy gives the impression that they were going to attempt to circumvent the law.
Also, how do you know that they were going to use these for traffic control only? How do you know that they wouldn't be flying this over neighborhoods as well as over city/county property? I expect to be free from unlawful and warrantless surveillance in the privacy of my house OR in my yard. That is the purpose of a privacy fence and it is completely circumvented by these without any warning or cause.