Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Drone Police

  • Illinois State Police have been given the go-ahead for the first 'drone cops'.

    The Federal Aviation Authority has given the force approval to use drones to photograph crash and crime scenes.

    Cops say aerial photographs taken from drones will cut down on the time highways are closed during investigations of major traffic crashes.

    The police agency announced Friday that the Federal Aviation Administration has authorized what it calls its Unmanned Aircraft System program.

    The announcement says the program 'is not being implemented for surveillance purposes.'

    The Illinois State Police says it worked with lawmakers and civil rights groups to ensure privacy concerns were addressed.
Only the beginning.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Leo now has an air force. and no leo, you cant strap guns to your new little airplanes. the state police are a little different than CPD. You need to behave Leo.

5/13/2015 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Expense wise, isn't that sort of like using a sledgehammer to swat flies? Why? Just because they can, and who pays for it?

5/13/2015 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone believe the state is telling the truth. Big Brother takes another bite out of our privacy.

5/13/2015 04:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds good. Why not use this techno stuff?

5/13/2015 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering if a high powered Air Rifle could knock this out of the sky? Maybe a wrist rocket?

just curious.

5/13/2015 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! A new toy for Leo!! He will find a way to get an award out of this lol.

5/13/2015 06:20:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

We have a lot of drones on the CPD. Ours don't fly though.

5/13/2015 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could we then use military version equipped with missiles to patrol crime plaques areas, could have voice like robo cop say "put the weapons down" if they don't use photo capability and blast the scumbag to hell! Saves taxpayers money in court costs and then don't have to house and feed them win win!

5/13/2015 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No not big brother watching us, or could it be? They say this is needed for traffic accidents,and things of that nature! Wonder if it is also to closely monitor police? now that it is approved will the media also have drones you know to watch us? The concept is staggering, implications many, looks like the predictions years ago like Mike Savage the famous conservative radio guy says "The media government complex is in full swing" guess he is right!

5/13/2015 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I predict that soon we will have drones patrolling our cities. Once that is done then you can kiss anywhere from 30% to 50% of our jobs good bye.

Imagine a robbery takes place at Madison and Pulaski clothing store. The offender is described as a male black with a red baseball cap, black jacket and blue jeans. He got inside a blue chevy malibu and is heading south on pulaski. As soon as the call comes out, the drone is right there following the offender's vehicle. A person is watching the video and is on the police radio giving off directions.

This is not too far fetched. Just fast forward to the 30 minute mark.

They already have a drone that can hover over a medium sized city and it can capture every single moving object and record everything. It can zoom in and out at an altitude of 20,000 feet.

The future is here. It just needs to be implemented.

5/13/2015 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drones don't need pensions

5/13/2015 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of surveillance, anybody see that shit on Ch9 that led the newscast on Tiesday night?

5/13/2015 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a drone. It's awesome

5/13/2015 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger The Chicago Syndicate said...

So true that this is only the beginning. With the city cash strapped due to years of ignoring its pension obligations, they will jump on this trend ASAP and use it to generate as much revenue as they can.

5/13/2015 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a bonanza for connected drone manufacturers.

They can't even afford squad cars, but the state is going to buy model aircraft with cameras?

I wish I was friends with some state police exempts so I could have got the stock tip.

5/13/2015 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

leo gets in and now drones! maybe he will use them over his old kingdom in 007? But equip them with weapons you know if it picks up gunshots, it could rapidly chase the thug down and bam bye bye thug! Could really help with crime, kind of like ready for englewood! Oh yea call this Russian kid perfect!

5/13/2015 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess what, they will be watching us too.

5/13/2015 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Does anyone believe the state is telling the truth. Big Brother takes another bite out of our privacy.

5/13/2015 04:04:00 AM

And then another bite and another, and another. Until we are completely ruled by the state. A totalitarian's dream come true.

5/13/2015 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The announcement says the program 'is not being implemented for surveillance purposes.'

...and the toll roads "are only temporary".

5/13/2015 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put these things to use in Shitbirdville...THAT is where they stand to really demonstrate their effectiveness!

Oh...and not used for surveillance purposes? Yeah...

5/13/2015 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey leo, is that one of josh's toys?

5/13/2015 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Won't be long until drones are equipped with radar & cameras, the speeding ticket will arrive in the mail

5/13/2015 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have had Drones on the job for years....

5/13/2015 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez, such paranoia. The ISP purchased the drone
4 years ago and have been waiting for the legal
authorization to use it at crime scenes and fatal
accidents and it is a very usefull tool.
I attended a workshop the ISP put on to
Get other departments interested and brought
This to the attention to the Chief of Dicks and
Forensic services and they laughed at me.
Shortly after that I requested that PH 1 fly over
an outdoor crime scene at a southside wooded
Area to get photographs and my request was denied,

5/13/2015 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the Tollway can begin to clock speeds via the IPass.... Tickets coming in the mail......

5/14/2015 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have an on line IPass account, you can see the exact date and time you passed through a particular tollbooth.
The technology exists now for the Tollway Authority to clock your speed between two tollbooths.
The legislature voted years ago to not engage I that activity, basically because the legislature uses the tollway system themselves.

5/15/2015 12:34:00 AM  

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