ND First State to Legalize Armed Drones for Cops

by Justin Glawe | The Daily Beast  |  published on August 27, 2015

It is now legal for law enforcement in North Dakota to fly drones armed with everything from Tasers to tear gas thanks to a last-minute push by a pro-police lobbyist.

With all the concern over the militarization of police in the past year, no one noticed that the state became the first in the union to allow police to equip drones with “less than lethal” weapons. House Bill 1328 wasn’t drafted that way, but then a lobbyist representing law enforcement—tight with a booming drone industry—got his hands on it.

The bill’s stated intent was to require police to obtain a search warrant from a judge in order to use a drone to search for criminal evidence. In fact, the original draft of Representative Rick Becker’s bill would have banned all weapons on police drones.

  • gregzotta

    There should be no drones used in the states.

  • Joe Are Hintz

    To hell with those brain-dead, inbred catholics there!!! They get what they deserve for their ignorance, and their FAKE wannabe Lawrence Welk accent!!!They call themselves “proud germans,” but the fuckers are so ignorant they don’t realize how stupid their fake
    accent sounds…!!! They all believe if they give the pope blow jobs they will “miss purgatory!!!”

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