Reaper Drones Hover Around Brooklyn Courts

In front of the Kings County Supreme Court in Downtown Brooklyn, a member of the WESPAC Foundation, a Westechester-based peace organization, sits beside a large model of the U.S. military’s MQ-9 Reaper drone yesterday. It was one of several drone models on display near Brooklyn Borough Hall, as the Know Drones Tour began yesterday to raise awareness of the purported evils of drone strikes. The WESPAC member said that the unmanned planes kill women and children in Afghanistan, and that there are plans to start using drones in local law enforcement in the U.S. Two MTA bus drivers argued with the man, saying that drones would be good for patrolling the crime-ridden neighborhoods of Brooklyn. “Put one on my bus,” one the MTA drivers said.

Eagle photo by Ryan Thompson

April 13, 2012 - 10:51am



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