Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Surveillance Drones for LA County

When I first read this bit of news, I was like, “O Oh!

These guys who can’t fly straight would be using drones? OMG!

I guess I was thinking of the General Atomics Predator drones and wondered why these kids would be trusted with it.

We can all rest easy. The drone in question is this folding device here.

Whew! What a relief.

All jokes apart, kudos to Sheriff Baca and his deputies for looking into such ways to extend the always meager resources of his department for the safety of his charges, the people of Los Angeles County.

NOTE: I met the current LA Sheriff, Lee Baca, in person once as we were both paying for parking in downtown LA and he was the most down-to-earth person in government I have ever met. I wish him the best.

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