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ID:

654

Date:

2013-07-02

Headline:

The Border Patrol Wants to Arm Drones

Reporter's name:

Philip Bump

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

Yes

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Atlantic Wire

City:

Washington, DC

Keywords:

Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Customs and Border Protection, CBP, drone, unmanned aircraft, weapons, Predator, surveillance, immigration, crime, technology, Electronic Frontier Foundation, EFF

Impact:

CBP explained that it has no "plans" to arm its drones with any kind of weapons. CBP also noted that its drones "were designed with the ability to add new surveillance capabilities, accommodate technological developments, and ensure that our systems are equipped with the most advanced resources available."

URL:

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/07/border-patrol-arm-drones/66793/


Agencies:

DHS
DOJ

States:

AZ
CA
DC
KY
MN
TX
US Terr./Other

Categories:

immigration
law enforcement
national security
technology


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