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Drones Over America





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Published on Jun 17, 2012

"A majority of Americans support some civilian uses of unmanned drone aircraft but routine policing, such as watching for speeders, isn't among them, a new poll shows. The Monmouth University poll asked survey participants about four potential law enforcement uses of drones. Some 30,000 drones are expected to be in use in the nation's skies by 2020, according to one estimate. The vast majority of those polled, 80 percent, liked the idea of using drones to help with search and rescue missions. And 2 out of 3 respondents also supported their use to track down escaped criminals and control illegal immigration on the border. But survey respondents strongly opposed using drones to issue speeding tickets. Just 23 percent said they supported employing drones for such routine police activity while 67 percent opposed it...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

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