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Drone spotted hovering over West Oakland
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.
This video was shot by Jacob Crawford