A Third of Public Fears Police use of Drones

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - A national poll shows a third of Americans worry their privacy will suffer if drones like those used to track U.S. enemies overseas become the latest police tool for tracking suspected criminals at home.

A recent Associated Press-National Constitution Center found nearly half the public - 44 percent - supports police use of drones inside the U.S., while a significant minority - 36 percent - oppose law enforcement drones.

The public concern about possible loss of privacy due to police use of drones for surveillance: 35 percent are "extremely" or "very" concerned," while 36 percent are "not too concerned" or "not concerned at all."

The Federal Aviation Administration working on safety regulations that would clear the way for routine domestic drone flights by 2015


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-188
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 171582271