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medic6133

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 5:07:35 PM

The New York Times reports that auto designers at the Los Angeles Car Show presented their ideas for the California Highway Patrol of the future. Organizers explained that the vehicles “should empower highway patrol officers to meet new demands and effectively both ‘protect and serve’ the public while considering not just enforcement needs but emission concerns, population growth and transportation infrastructure.”
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 9:00:25 AM

Aren't the Border Patrol already using this on our border with Mexico?
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remay
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 6:40:40 AM

during all kinds of weather?
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 5:24:55 AM

Cameras on light poles would be cheeper.
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bston
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:49:35 PM

That will be interesting to see how well it works out.
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Joeski1
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:51:31 PM

wow....

they'll come out with anti-drone detectors with real time updates no doubt
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bisonjim
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:42:16 PM

Safer than high speed auto chases.
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Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:34:36 PM

Ahhh..........wonderful.....traffic cameras in motion
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Night Owl
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:48:17 AM

Interesting. Let's see what happens.
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darkform
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:47:04 AM

That absolutely should not happen.

Werich44 says you will not have to wait until 2025 with Obama running the show. Well you know what... he's right.

Republican Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has a theory. If pilotless drones are good enough to patrol the skies over Afghanistan than they are good enough to patrol the skies over Virginia. “I think we ought to be using technology to make law enforcement more productive; it cuts down on manpower in the air — and more safe. That’s why we use it on the battlefield.”

There ya go my fellow gas buddy, you can move to Virginia. Your governor is gonna keep ya real safe.
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Van_Halen
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:05:42 AM

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One more reason not to live in California! One more way for California to waste tax payer money and create a police state. The public should demand a law to prevent this!
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:57:11 AM

And they'll be pulling over driverless cars
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jeffbone
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:25:07 AM

"Not Newsworthy"
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FPLREP
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:27:00 AM

will they be armed? Shoot paint balls to mark the offender's car.
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werich44
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:25:20 AM

With obama and Jerry Brown running the show you won't have to wait until 2025.
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OHMS
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:09:26 AM

NYTs reports...yeah
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danindenver
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:10:05 AM

I don't think so.


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iFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:02:28 AM

there are many things for the FAA - controls the US airspace - to work out before police departments, or anyone else for that matter, will be able use drones
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rcornel
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:17:01 AM

Not to sure about this.
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:04:14 AM

Initially for our safety, of course, they claim the drone would be used for surveillance only but the ShadowHawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle has previously been used against suspected terrorists in Afghanistan and East Africa. It has the ability to tase suspects from above as well as carrying 12-gauge shotguns and grenade launchers. If your not doing anything wrong then you don't have anything to worry about. Ain't it great...?
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:46:17 PM


Sounds much more like a combat zone or police state!

RoboCop is next TC...
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TC5504
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:35:35 PM

What next?
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:20:36 PM

Sounds a bit creepy.
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davenles
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:06:35 PM

Bad idea all around.
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 10:48:20 PM

And where are they gonna get the money to for that?
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roadrunnin
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 10:16:18 PM

drones vs. cameras -- who wins?
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fowlcan
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 9:53:56 PM

Save the money and put feet on the ground.
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 9:52:04 PM


Police drones? So speeding motorists can be blown up via push button?
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esq262
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 9:45:43 PM

How about the state worrying about solvency first.
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BuckyTJones
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 9:33:53 PM


Use them on the boarder.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 9:27:24 PM

Police love new toys to play with. Just more big brother that we do not need.
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APlus
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 8:52:29 PM

Police jobs lost!!!
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derKraut
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 8:46:46 PM

Won't happen - the Donut Shops will lose all their business.
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 8:31:24 PM

Doesn't bother me.
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FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 8:12:54 PM

Well, all they need to do is tell the gullible masses that the drones are needed to:

a. Help the children & education
b. combat climate change
c. ensure that the wealthy pay their fair share

Boom! Project accepted. Damn the consequences, they have good intentions.
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 8:10:26 PM

From the article: "The police vehicles would feature a “unicycle-like” robot and a flying drone that could theoretically disable cars from the air with an electromagnetic pulse."

" . . autonomous vehicles that could pursue criminals through land, air, and water. . . flying drones could effectively monitor speeding drivers from the air."

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Be wary, citizens of California, Texas, and Washington, because your state governments are looking to encroach a little more into your personal lives. Passage of the NDAA on 12/31 of last year was indeed a dark day for Americans. It allows the President the authority to use the military to arrest and detain (indefinitely) Americans that are SUSPECTED of being "terrorists" without even formally charging said citizen of a crime and without the protections of our Constitution (habeas corpus, etc.)

BO's military has already used drones to execute an American citizen without even a trial. Is this a good idea? Some have argued: "If you're not guilty, you have nothing to worry about". But now we are empowering the government to be the judge, jury, and executioner. I just don't believe that this much power should be given to a government over it's citizens.
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evowner
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 7:54:36 PM

Drone flying above friend or foe? Air pollution of private drones? Legality of flying low over private property?
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 7:51:55 PM

Driverless vehicles are more dangerous than speeding drivers. There are too many variables involved in driving to have everything automated. I like some of the automation (like cruise control slowing down to keep pace with the car ahead), but emergency maneuvers have too many options to trust to a machine. As for the electromagnetic pulse disabling a fleeing vehicle, it would require a very narrow focus, or the absence of innocent drivers in the vicinity. ...And once law enforcement has it for traffic enforcement, they would use it for other objectives. We should not have to fear our government!
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GasFreeLeaf
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 7:47:18 PM

Not a problem today, 2025 can deal with it.
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dh0770
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 7:46:33 PM

Sure it's to generate revenue....but anyone who doesn't want to pay, learn the rules of the road and obey them!
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 7:03:57 PM

I agree with FluffyDogAttack
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 6:59:50 PM

As long as they only observe and report. Disabling vehicles should only be done to intoxicated and reckless drivers, otherwise it's not worth the risk to other motorists.
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FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 6:52:32 PM

"protect and serve" BULL. More like "ticket & generate revenue"
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2008JeepX
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 6:44:47 PM

If the drone had some sort of Photo Radar,,, the cost of this tool would be soon payed off... i believe this is a great idea!!
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djwhit
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 6:43:47 PM

SOUNDS LIKE BULL..........
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 6:36:26 PM

I highly doubt these will come to fruition they are too expensive and probably carry many other concerns
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 6:18:52 PM

The drones will know if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake...
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 5:54:21 PM

you think california can afford that?
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 5:51:03 PM

Good ! Send some up here, we have the manned airplanes
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 5:47:17 PM

Glad I dont live there.

[Edited by: Straitliner at 12/10/2012 5:47:56 PM EST]
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 5:39:37 PM

by 2025 most people wont be able to afford to drive in california
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