Judge Allows Baltimore’s Aerial Surveillance Test

A judge has cleared plans for Baltimore Police Department to test its first drone aerial surveillance  flight.

A grassroots think tank and activist groups had argued that the aerial surveillance would violate their first and fourth constitutuional amendment rights. However the judge overruled this, opening the door for the first test flights.

The Police want to run a six month trial consistently flying drones over the city with cameras.  Weather permitting the drones will fly 40 hours per week, and cover 90% of the city. The police department say they will help tackle serious crime like murder, carjackings, and armed robbery.

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