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Professor advocates use of armed drones after Las Vegas

Postby M-Quigley » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:25 am

http://www.laweekly.com/news/could-dron ... rs-8716648

But one Southern California professor says the tragedy should reopen the debate about how drones can be used to make mass gatherings like Sunday's concert in Vegas safer. "You could use drones for surveillance but also to neutralize an assailant," says Brian Levin, a criminal justice professor and director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.

"You could have a drone up in two minutes in Las Vegas and fired an incendiary device into [Paddock's] room," he says. "If he had weapons of mass destruction, you're going to wish you had a drone."

The professor is not necessarily guaranteeing a drone could have saved the day. He's arguing that authorities shouldn't rule out new technology for fighting this kind of crime. "It is not for me to say how effective a drone would have been in Las Vegas," Levin says. "The question is for the next situation."

And the professor noted that similar technology was used when Dallas police used a robot and a pound of C-4 explosive to kill Micah Xavier Johnson, who went on a shooting spree against cops last year that ended with five officers dead.
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Re: Professor advocates use of armed drones after Las Vegas

Postby JustaShooter » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:08 am

"You could have a drone up in two minutes in Las Vegas


That's like saying you could have police at his door in two minutes. Only if they were staged and ready to go.

and fired an incendiary device into [Paddock's] room," he says.


Fire an incendiary device. Into a hotel. What could possibly go wrong? :roll:
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Re: Professor advocates use of armed drones after Las Vegas

Postby AlanM » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:01 am

JustaShooter wrote:Fire an incendiary device. Into a hotel. What could possibly go wrong? :roll:


You mean into a room full of firearms, ammunition, and possibly IEDs?

I can probably think of a few possible bad scenarios. :shock: :roll:
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Re: Professor advocates use of armed drones after Las Vegas

Postby Bruenor » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:03 am

I think someone watches too many action movies.. Incendiary device indeed.

director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism

drones firing missiles into hotel rooms in America, what could be less extreme.
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Re: Professor advocates use of armed drones after Las Vegas

Postby MacDonald » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:40 am

...and to think that this person is "teaching" yutes... :roll:
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Re: Professor advocates use of armed drones after Las Vegas

Postby M-Quigley » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:20 pm

Since he is teaching at Berkley, I'm guessing is he thinks ordinary people don't need or shouldn't have a semi auto AR for home defense. I have to use :roll: because there isn't a emoticon for hypocrisy.
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Re: Professor advocates use of armed drones after Las Vegas

Postby Javelin Man » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:15 pm

M-Quigley wrote:Since he is teaching at Berkley, I'm guessing is he thinks ordinary people don't need or shouldn't have a semi auto AR for home defense. I have to use :roll: because there isn't a emoticon for hypocrisy.


You don't need an AR, you just need an armed drone! :lol:
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Re: Professor advocates use of armed drones after Las Vegas

Postby M-Quigley » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:24 pm

I guess if the active shooter shoots down the drone, or is someplace where a drone can't access, there's always this as a backup.

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