I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Weapons and tactics developed in corporate colonial war zones like Iraq and Afghanistan can and will be used against the people. War zones are merely laboratories. See also U.S. Coasts to be Patrolled by Drones and Houston Police Launch Surveillance Drone.
Note also that the police plan to sell data gathered by the drones to private corporations–proof once again that there’s always money to be made in tyranny.
Police in the UK are planning to use unmanned spy drones, controversially deployed in Afghanistan, for the ”routine” monitoring of antisocial motorists, protesters, agricultural thieves and fly-tippers, in a significant expansion of covert state surveillance.
The arms manufacturer BAE Systems, which produces a range of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for war zones, is adapting the military-style planes for a consortium of government agencies led by Kent police.
Read more at The Guardian.