Police Deploy Weaponized Drones To â€śEnhance Protection and Safety of Citizensâ€ť
October 31st, 2011
As the government tightens its grip on everything from internet traffic to consumer purchasing habits theyâ€™ll need new technologies to maintain law and order in the new American paradigm.
The latest weaponâ€™s system to be added to the police state quiver is the ShadowHawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, slated to be the eye-in-the-sky over Montgomery County, Texas, which has a population of about 500,000 people and neighbors the Greater Houston metropolitan area.
The U-A-V is capable of investigating crimes in progress. It also has night vision and can pick up heat signatures.
Itâ€™s been used for military operations in countries like Afghanistan and East Africa but now itâ€™s coming to a country near you.
â€śWeâ€™re the only sheriffâ€™s office in the state thatâ€™s going to have a piece of equipment like this,â€ť said Montgomery County Sheriff Tommy Gage.
Sheriff Gage introduced his departmentâ€™s newest tool, the ShadowHawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or UAV.
â€śWe look forward to utilizing it in a variety of capacities that protect our employees from harm to the extent possible and to enhance the protection to our citizens and their safety,â€ť said Montgomery County Chief Deputy Randy McDaniel.