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 November 13, 2014  Surveillance, U.S.

John Surico writes:

Imagine a small drone fluttering its way across the East River in New York City. Undetectable by radar, it’s headed toward midtown Manhattan, and equipped with a destructive arsenal of weapons. Or a chemical agent. Or explosives. Or on a collision course with a jetliner. A hovering warcraft that can take out hundreds, if not thousands, of American citizens, controlled by a not-too-distant terrorist organization, and ready to unleash death from above on suspecting New Yorkers.

Sounds terrifying, right? According to top New York Police Department brass, this kind of nightmare scenario could be in Gotham’s not-too-distant future.

Last week, CBS News  ​repo​rted that the largest municipal police force in the country is seriously considering weaponized drones as the newest security threat to terrorists’ favorite target.

Read more on Vice.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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