Could Police Drones Help Stop Mass Violence?05-10-2017
Following the nation’s deadliest mass shooting in Las Vegas this week, some experts are wondering out loud: “Could drones make large events safer and even stop potential violence?” Brian Levin, a criminal justice professor and director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, says…probably. “You could have a drone up in two minutes in Las Vegas and fired an incendiary device into [shooter Stephen Craig Paddock’s] room,” Levin said in an interview with LA Weekly. “If he had weapons of mass destruction, you’re going to wish you had a drone.”
Major metro police agencies, such as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, agree with Levin — properly-equipped police drones could save lives. However, the road to weaponized police drones is still on the horizon with agencies proceeding with caution. To learn more about this topic, click the 'read more' link.
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