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05-21-2007, 06:24 PM
Chopper Copper: Spy In The Sky Unveiled
Updated: 15:10, Monday May 21, 2007

The latest weapon in the war against crime has been unveiled - a remote controlled "spy in the sky".
Merseyside Police are the first in the UK to test the device, which has evolved from military reconnaissance work.



The mini helicopter, fitted with CCTV and night vision cameras, will be used by officers to track criminals and record anti-social behaviour.

It is only one metre wide, weighs less than a bag of sugar, is virtually silent, can be scrambled in three minutes and is able to record images from a height of 500m.

Assistant Merseyside chief constable Simon Byrne rejected concerns about privacy.

He said: "People clamour for the feeling of safety which cameras give.

"Obviously there is a point of view that has been expressed but our feedback from the public is anything we can do to fight crime is a good thing.

"There are safeguards in place legally covering the use of CCTV and the higher the level of intrusion, the higher the level of authority needed within the police force to use it. So there is that balance there."

The drone will be initially used for monitoring public disorder, large crowds and traffic disruption while possible use in firearms operations is being studied.

It can beam back images to control rooms or support vehicles and can be flown by remote control or be pre-programmed using GPS navigation systems.

It is expected to be operational by June and will be given a three-month trial.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/...266714,00.html
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England
05-21-2007, 08:58 PM
Come on. What do you think of it? Is Big Brother watching us? I personally like this. Everything people deem as Big Brother I tend to agree with. Such as banning smoking in public places. spy helicopters, banning fatty foods in schools, teachers checking childrens' packed lunches to see if they contain fatty foods etc.
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05-21-2007, 09:07 PM
Come on. What do you think of it? Is Big Brother watching us? I personally like this. Everything people deem as Big Brother I tend to agree with. Such as banning smoking in public places. spy helicopters, banning fatty foods in schools, teachers checking childrens' packed lunches to see if they contain fatty foods etc.
yeah BB is watching us,i don't like this. if its to fight crime than yh its a gd thing, but if its to spy on us than no, like the ID cards they planning on bringing out.
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Pk_#2
05-22-2007, 12:48 PM
Originally Posted by England
Come on. What do you think of it? Is Big Brother watching us? I personally like this. Everything people deem as Big Brother I tend to agree with. Such as banning smoking in public places. spy helicopters, banning fatty foods in schools, teachers checking childrens' packed lunches to see if they contain fatty foods etc.
Banning smoking...AGREE

Banning fatty foods....AGREE (but then i'd die 'cause that's all i eat)

Erm they should ban chocolate ...what you think? :D :D :D :D :D

:rollseyes
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05-22-2007, 04:13 PM
Originally Posted by Maliha Misam
Banning smoking...AGREE

Banning fatty foods....AGREE (but then i'd die 'cause that's all i eat)

Erm they should ban chocolate ...what you think? :D :D :D :D :D

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I don't eat chocolate anyway. It's disgusting.
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