Protesters disrupt Seattle Police Department community meeting on new drone (video)

The Dragonflyer X6 is an unmanned, unarmed drone that police…

The Dragonflyer X6 is an unmanned, unarmed drone that police say they’ll use to get aerial footage of crimes scenes. SPD expected some skepticism and opposition at Thursday’s meeting, but was hoping the question and answer session would help ease tensions.

But few people could be heard above the screaming protesters, who chanted “No drones! No drones!”

Chief Paul McDonough tried to rationalize with the angry audience.

“All I’m trying to do is have a respectable conversation,” he said. “It’s all one-sided at this point.”

Arguments broke out in the audience. Some residents voiced their concerns over loss of privacy if the unmanned aerial vehicles are used.

Source: Elisa Hahn for KING5.

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  • CrusaderKnight

    All traffic cameras should be vandalized to the point that they will not be useful tools for a police state.states should pass laws making it legal for citizens to destroy traffic camera AND drones!!!!

  • Nicks87

    Whats next cameras on every street light? In your mailbox? In your yard?

    All because you MIGHT commit a crime. No thanks!