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Tue Feb 12 2013 (Updated 02/18/13) Alameda County Board of Supes and Berkeley Police Review Commission to Hold Drone Hearings
Alameda Board of Supervisors to Hold Drone Hearing on Feb. 14th On Wednesday, February 13th at 7pm, the Berkeley Police Review Commission will hold a hearing to discuss a possible drone policy for the city of Berkeley. On Thursday, February 14th at 1pm, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors' Public Protection Committee will hold a hearing on the Alameda County Sheriff's plan to purchase and deploy a drone. The Sheriff's Office has stated it wanted to use the drone for "suspicious persons" and "large crowd control disturbances."

Last week, after a series of protests, the mayor of Seattle ordered police to dismantle their drone program in a major victory for privacy.

photo Photos: ACLU, EFF, Local Activists Say No to Surveillance Drones Over Alameda County | Event Announcments: Feb. 13th drone hearing in Berkeley | Feb. 14th drone hearing in Oakland | Paranoia ensues after civilian drone spotted in West Oakland | KPFA coverage | Map of domestic drone programs

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