Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Police State ~ Drone Crashes into Crowd in Virginia Injuring Five People

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This is a Thing now - hobbyists sending cheap quadcopter "drones" up, with ultra-lightweight GoPro HD cameras attached, to capture aerial footage. The cameras are not remote controlled, so they must be turned on before launch.

Only a blithering idiot would be flying one of these suckers over a crowd. There's a revolving propeller at each corner, and the injuries could've been much worse.

Add this incident to the controversy surrounding drones." I think Running with the Bulls in Virginia is pretty controversial on its own (even without drones attacking fans.) Of all the ideas we could import from international events, this is probably the most stupid. Funny though if more people were slightly injured by drones than were injured by bulls ....