The Drone Census
Despite a mandatory process designed to mitigate privacy concerns, the question of how FBI drones may be impacting Americans' privacy rights remains unanswered.
They won't be used immediately, the LAPD says, but could be useful when dealing with "a hostage situation or barricaded armed suspect.”
The flight safety agency is dragging its feet on meaningful transparency around domestic drone deployments.
After a public backlash, the Seattle PD said it would return its drones. It hasn't.
Officials nationwide continue to drag their heels whenever possible when it comes to releasing drone details.
Even the Bureau's redaction artists slip up every once in awhile.
The bureau is withholding basic information about its unmanned surveillance capabilities, including details that have already been published.
Some have folded, others soldier on, FAA be damned.