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LAPD readies to use drones

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-06-09

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck promised transparency Thursday in how his department will evaluate the possible use of drones. Saying that although they would be a valuable tool for SWAT and standoff situations, the public’s concerns must be taken into account. The American Civil Liberties Union of South California applauded Beck’s statements. RT’s Lindsay France has more details.

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LAPD surveillance drones stuck in limbo

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-06-03

Published on Jun 2, 2014
RT America

Seattle is giving two surveillance drones to the Los Angeles Police Department after numerous regulations made them nearly unusable in the Emerald City. Currently in the possession of the Department of Homeland Security, there are no plans yet for their use. The Federal Aviation Administration must grant approval to use the drones, which the agency has never done for a major city. Civil liberties and community groups are already speaking out, raising concerns over the potential privacy implications of the remote vehicles. Lindsay France speaks to RT’s Meghan Lopez in Los Angeles to get the full story.

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Local governments crackdown on residents going ‘off-the-grid’

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-06-03

Published on Jun 2, 2014
RT America

Local governments often quash attempts by citizens to live off-the-grid. Those who generate their own power, grow their food and attempt to live sustainably can face fines and other penalties for unhooking from municipal services. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday new coal regulations meant to cut back on the nation’s carbon footprint, yet local governments penalize individuals who attempt the same thing. RT’s Lindsay France discusses these issues with self-sufficiency expert Lori Caraballo.

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State Dept. grilled in Congress over support of Ukraine’s neo-Nazis

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-05-12

Published on May 9, 2014
RT America

The Obama administration is facing increasing pressure from Congress over its handling of the crisis in Ukraine. Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, testified in front of Senate and House committees this week, facing tough questions about the Maidan violence and the effectiveness of sanctions. RT’s Lindsay France has a wrap-up of the two hearings.

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