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Connecticut police to test 'pandemic
drone' that monitors health of
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Posted By: JunkYardDog, 4/22/2020 9:10:05 AM

Police in Westport, Conn., said they will be testing a "pandemic drone" that can scan the body temperatures of residents to determine if they have fevers or other health symptoms in an effort to combat the coronavirus. Aerospace company Draganfly announced in a news release the drones will be equipped with a specialized sensor and computer vision systems that can display heart and respiratory rates. They can also detect people coughing in crowds, police said.

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I hope someone in Westport is good with a slingshot. Target practice!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ming 4/22/2020 9:13:59 AM (No. 387483)
We sure got to 1984 in a hurry. God help us all.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: anotherctyankee 4/22/2020 9:21:32 AM (No. 387492)
Ah, they're the govenment(police) and they're there to 'help' you. What business does the police department have to check your temperature? I live in Connecticut and this is getting scary.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: mc squared 4/22/2020 9:21:37 AM (No. 387493)
#1; but it took a contrived pandemic to do it. I noticed that train stations will be examined by drone, too. Next: pictures in the subway.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rumblehog 4/22/2020 9:25:14 AM (No. 387498)
This is your State under Demonrat control. Solution: Vote them out of office in 2020.
15 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: ROLFNader 4/22/2020 9:33:50 AM (No. 387510)
A well placed pellet from a break-barrel air rifle.
9 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Lawsy0 4/22/2020 9:39:53 AM (No. 387520)
Big Brother has put on his brown shirt.
6 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: Clinger 4/22/2020 9:40:22 AM (No. 387521)
I have good news and bad news. First the good news, the Dr. will be making house calls again. Now the bad, it's Dr,. Drone.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Avikingman 4/22/2020 9:40:33 AM (No. 387523)
A Lib town (capital of Libville, CT) in a Lib state. What would you expect?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator 4/22/2020 9:44:16 AM (No. 387532)
A subsonic .22 can be quiet and effective as well
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Reply 10 - Posted by: HotRod 4/22/2020 9:46:16 AM (No. 387536)
More fun than shooting skeet? Someone will try it.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 4/22/2020 9:54:03 AM (No. 387543)
How is this constitutional? This violates the 4th Amendment. Where is the ACLU on this? More than likely endorsing the use of the drone.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: sanspeur 4/22/2020 9:54:20 AM (No. 387544)
westport . isn’t that the place where the notorious , chic “party zero “ took place ( after alarms about large gatherings) and a super spreader infected many , many attendees .. who spread the woo-flu all over the US & Australia ? Have a lil bat -drone with that sanctimony , Ct .
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Reply 13 - Posted by: janjan 4/22/2020 10:03:59 AM (No. 387553)
I have conservative friends who suddenly think the government cares about them. Never in my life have I seen so many bamboozled so quickly.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: seamusm 4/22/2020 10:06:58 AM (No. 387558)
Better not fly one over my head. I''ll figure out some way to knock it down. Safely, of course.
2 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: chumley 4/22/2020 10:57:13 AM (No. 387630)
We said we would shoot down traffic ticket cameras. Nobody did. Nobody ever does anything about anything. That's how we got to the point where local tyrants feel emboldened to do this.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/22/2020 11:23:50 AM (No. 387664)
Connecticut is run by fools, unsurpassed anywhere.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 4/22/2020 11:31:39 AM (No. 387677)
And I suppose those Chinese-made drones won't be collecting all the data and wi-fi-ing it back to the Middle Kingdom?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 4/22/2020 11:49:53 AM (No. 387702)
If the CV hysteria has or should teach us anything, it's that all 50 states should use their citizen initiative process to take power away from their respective govt's. That includes the governors, legislatures and judicial systems. They have too much power and we are witnessing outrageous examples on a daily basis of govt abusing the citizenry. What we are seeing today is a perfect example of what life in the USA will be if the Green New Deal ever becomes law.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: kono 4/22/2020 11:58:32 AM (No. 387717)
+1 Like for O.P.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Synicle 4/22/2020 12:00:08 PM (No. 387720)
Formulating policies and procedures is one thing, implementing them is another. I won't read past the headline because that is all this is .
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Reply 21 - Posted by: kono 4/22/2020 12:00:16 PM (No. 387721)
PS: Isn't this a blatantly unconstitutional invasion of privacy, anyway? A lawsuit should be as effective in shooting this down as any slingshot.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: msjena 4/22/2020 12:39:42 PM (No. 387777)
Whatever happened to HIPAA? My employer requires us to attend seminars on how to comply with this Act, which protects the privacy of individuals' health information. Is that no longer in effect because of the virus hysteria?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: GO3 4/22/2020 1:16:23 PM (No. 387829)
Heck, some county appraisal districts use drones to monitor real estate improvements for property tax increases. This is just another application of that if implemented. I haven't actually seen any fly over, so maybe our county doesn't use them, or I just don't notice them.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 4/22/2020 1:20:38 PM (No. 387834)
Click...click...BOOM! .20 Guage Pump will take out a flying object no problem!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: DVC 4/22/2020 1:26:56 PM (No. 387846)
Shotguns, using about #4 or #2 shot should be very effective.
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