In New York, Police Drones are making headlines. Lawmakers in Albany are debating their use by Police, sparking heated conversations about public safety and personal privacy. With the increasing deployment of drones by the police, the lines between protection and privacy invasion blur.

Union Square recently witnessed the benefits of drones when they were used to control a riot. These flying cameras also aided after a parking garage incident in Lower Manhattan and are frequently seen patrolling for sharks.

However, not everyone is convinced. Concerns arise when the data drones collect potentially invades the privacy of everyday citizens.

New York State Assemblymember Ron Kim expressed, “When there’s a natural crisis or catastrophe or an emergency, we should be able to deploy the latest technology to pinpoint what that danger to the community and eliminate it.”

Yet, he also warned against using drones where people expect privacy. He stated, “no third parties…