Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a armed drone helicopter.
At least it could be if you’re in Montgomery County, Texas, where the Sheriff’s Office recently solicited and were awarded a grant from Homeland Security (read: stolen money) to purchase drone helicopters that can be outfitted with any array of weapons and stay aloft for 3.5hrs.
Randy McDaniel, chief deputy at Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, had this to say:
We are very excited about the funding and looking forward to placing the equipment into the field. Both my narcotics and SWAT units have been looking at numerous ways to deploy it and I absolutely believe it will become a critical component on all SWAT callouts and narcotics raids and emergency management operations.
Is such obedience to arbitrary legislation a sign of things to come? I hope not. Which is why I think it’s important to have conversations with others, including those wearing badges.
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#1 Criminal Justice Drive, Conroe, Tx 77301
Non-emergencies & General Info. – (936) 760-5871
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