Miami police buy military drone that can see into houses

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:50 EDT
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Police in Miami-Dada County have a new tool in their arsenal: a military aerial drone that, if flown low enough, can actually see into people’s houses.

Sgt. Andrew Cohen assured members of the press that would not be the device’s main use, but civil liberties advocates were still wary of the claim. Police said they were still awaiting approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use the drone.

This video is from CBS 4 in Miami, broadcast March 9, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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