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Drone spotted hovering over West Oakland
by Jacob Crawford
Friday Feb 8th, 2013 11:07 PM
Update 2/12/13 - Met with drone operator, got schooled on the difference between civilian and government crafts, video will be posted shortly

On February 8th, 2013 at 3:50 pm a drone was sighted hovering above a neighborhood in West Oakland. There didn't seem to be a focus, it just maintained it's position above properties. It is not known at this point what agency or individual was operating the craft.
Alameda Sheriff's recently released their intended policies around the use of drones. You can take a read here.

Once introduced into their arsenal, they would be used for a variety of purposes ranging from counter terrorism operations, chases, search and rescue, surveillance, as well as other operations.

§Video: Drone hovering above West Oakland
by Jacob Crawford Friday Feb 8th, 2013 11:07 PM
This video was shot by Jacob Crawford
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Still Stupid!Jack London Wednesday Feb 13th, 2013 7:09 PM
San Diego journalistKatieTuesday Feb 12th, 2013 11:26 PM
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just to be clear......Jack London Monday Feb 11th, 2013 7:17 PM
Confirms My Opinion! Part 2Jack London Monday Feb 11th, 2013 4:57 PM
DIY armed civilian dronespeep thisMonday Feb 11th, 2013 3:47 PM
I understand You.........Jack LondonMonday Feb 11th, 2013 2:28 PM
RE: Drones, Hobbyist RedundancyrarteagaMonday Feb 11th, 2013 12:17 PM
Drones, Hobbyist RedundancyJack LondonMonday Feb 11th, 2013 10:16 AM
These are not the drones you're looking for...rarteagaSunday Feb 10th, 2013 8:00 PM