So much for discretion: New York police drones to check into outdoor party complaints this weekend
New York has recently taken considerable steps toward facilitating and increasing the use of long-banished drones within the city – and also overcoming lively resident opposition to those rooted in personal privacy concerns. But it’s precisely the enduring strength of that resistance that now risks making a decision by NY police to deploy UAVs for outdoor and backyard party surveillance this long holiday weekend a “too much, too soon” decision officials may wind up regretting.
New York police leaders included backyard parties generating complaint calls amid the reasons they’ll be dispatching drones during the long weekend. The city expects a multitude of both public and private fetes marking Labor Day, as well as the J’Ouvert celebration and West Indian Parade events.
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But when that partying leads to neighbor protests, New York…