New Orleans cancels plans for Super Bowl drone, after indie paper investigates


16 Responses to “New Orleans cancels plans for Super Bowl drone, after indie paper investigates”

  1. Am I a bad person for wanting one for myself?

  2. Calvin says:

    Canceled only because Landrieu & the NOPD thugs were caught!  

  3. No, I’m actually doing a hackathon on drones next month. They’re just machines

  4. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    “The rel­a­tively small Cres­cent Un­manned Sys­tems model sells for about $100,000.”

    It’s a quadcopter, and a small one at that. Quoted endurance time of less than an hour. And the FLIR optics package isn’t a standard feature. 

    Does it provide home-baked cookies and the love and affirmation that your parents never did, or what?

  5. Sirkowski says:

    Don’t they already have snipers at the Superbowl? How is this worse?

  6. IronEdithKidd says:

    Oh, mission creep, do you know *any* limits?

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      UK local councils using anti-terror laws to bust people for putting their trash cans out too early makes this effort look weak.

  7. disillusion says:

    Would it be cynical of me to suggest they turned this down because it’s simply not loaded with enough weaponry?

  8. theophrastvs says:

    It might become a distraction from the bread and circuses.  oh but what if it had branding “oh look daddy! it’s the cuervo-gold panopticon!”  “yes timmy, daddy remembers when our friendly drones were not everywhere” “but who watched over us?” “no one, you scamp… no one”

  9. travtastic says:

    Mission success, the drone has been defeated. Now we’re back to regular old quaint, bigoted human policework.

  10. pjcamp says:

    Let’s make a deal.

    The cops can have their little RC quadcopter if they turn in their tanks and helicopter gunships:

  11. xiagang says:

    Even the Chinese are surprised sometimes by the lengths to which Americans will go for surveillance. I think I’ll translate this one and put it on my weibo. 

  12. Nagurski says:

    See a drone, shoot a drone. 

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