CCTV in the sky: police plan to use military-style spy drones

Police in the UK are planning to use unmanned spy drones, controversially deployed in Afghanistan, for the ­"routine" monitoring of antisocial motorists, ­protesters, agricultural thieves and fly-tippers, in a significant expansion of covert state surveillance.

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Hypatia on 01/25/2010 23:55

I can see where something like this could be useful in some areas, but for crying out loud - anti-social motorists?

What constitutes an 'anti-social' motorist - what if someone's had a bad day? I imagine the anti-social motorist thing would be more like road rage, speeding, etc., but if police departments are unable to afford enough officers and 'eye in the sky' helicopters and planes to deal with traffic issues, or if they're simply failing for other reasons in dealing with traffic issues, then why spend the money on 'spy drones'? Seems like a lot of 'big brother' and waste of money to me.

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