California Sheriff pushes ahead with plan to purchase a drone
- Year: 2012
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In California, the Sheriff of Alameda County is pushing ahead with his plans to purchase a four pound, unmanned aerial system, despite local opposition. Sheriff Greg Ahern says that the drone, which would have live video downlink, will be used in emergencies. But the move has alarmed civil liberties advocates concerned about unrestricted surveillance of civilians. From Oakland, FSRN’s George Lavender reports.