Category Archives: Current Campaigns

CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS WANT TO LIMIT POLICE DRONES, BUT ACTIVISTS WANT THEM BANNED

By Charles Davis, Vice The police hate a bill just passed by California lawmakers, saying it unjustly limits their ability to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to fight crime. The Los Angeles District Attorney hates it too, complaining that requiring police to obtain a warrant before deploying a drone to conduct surveillance goes “beyond what … Continue reading CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS WANT TO LIMIT POLICE DRONES, BUT ACTIVISTS WANT THEM BANNED

Keep the LAPD drone-free, downtown protesters demand

By JOSEPH SERNA, LA Times An anti-police drone coalition demonstrated outside Los Angeles City Hall on Monday and criticized legislation they said would help clear the way for law enforcement to use the unmanned aerial devices. Members of Stop LAPD Spying Coalition said Assembly Bill 1327 tacitly justifies the use of drones by police because … Continue reading Keep the LAPD drone-free, downtown protesters demand

LAPD On Police Commission Radar, ‘Will Not Be Used’ Before Authorization Given

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Community activists opposed to the use of drone technology by law enforcement in Los Angeles and across the state of California rallied Monday at City Hall. KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports the protest comes in response to an endorsement from Mayor Eric Garcetti of Assembly Bill 1327, also known as the … Continue reading LAPD On Police Commission Radar, ‘Will Not Be Used’ Before Authorization Given

ACTIVISTS GATHER DOWNTOWN TO PROTEST PROPOSED CALIFORNIA DRONE BILL

Protesters gathered outside Los Angeles City Hall Monday morning to show their opposition to a proposed bill on the use of drones, Sept. 14, 2014. By Marc Cota-Robles, ABC7 LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Protesters gathered outside Los Angeles City Hall Monday morning to show their opposition to Assembly Bill 1327, also known as the Drone … Continue reading ACTIVISTS GATHER DOWNTOWN TO PROTEST PROPOSED CALIFORNIA DRONE BILL

Residents Speak out About Possible L.A.P.D. Drones

The possibility of drones within the L.A.P.D. has residents worried. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player By Kay Angrum, Annenberg TV News Video by Kay Angrum Members of the Stop L.A.P.D. Spying Coalition, Drone-Free L.A.P.D. and “No Drones, LA!” campaigns all gathered on the south steps of City Hall to express their frustration with the city’s … Continue reading Residents Speak out About Possible L.A.P.D. Drones

LAPD’s 2 Drones Will Remain Grounded During Policy Review, Police Commission Says Amid Protest

BY MELISSA PAMER AND MARK MESTER, KTLA5 A few days after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signaled his support of a state bill that would allow limited use of drone technology by law enforcement agencies, a community group was protesting at City Hall Monday in opposition to what it called the “militarization” of LAPD and the proposed … Continue reading LAPD’s 2 Drones Will Remain Grounded During Policy Review, Police Commission Says Amid Protest

THE LAPD THINKS IT’S AT WAR AND NOW IT HAS DRONES

By Charles Davis, Vice Anti-drone campaigners held their press conference just outside City Hall in downtown Los Angeles Police hate the word “drone” because they know the idea of flying robots patrolling the skies is, to many people, a bit too reminiscent of a cyber-punk dystopian hellscape. So when the Seattle Police Department announced that … Continue reading THE LAPD THINKS IT’S AT WAR AND NOW IT HAS DRONES