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Keep the LAPD drone-free, downtown protesters demand
Keep the LAPD drone-free, downtown protesters demand

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 it is designed to regulate how and when officers can use the device and store data they gather. “We’re looking at it from the context of the historical context of these programs,” said Hamid Khan, a protest organizer. “There’s mission creep. When you look at some of the waivers and exemptions [in the bill]…they’ll become bigger and...

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