Op/Ed: In The Black Lives Matter Era, Police Drones Must Make Their Final Landing
Flying drones over people's heads is not about public safety, but rather fear and social control.
Jul 24, 2020 12:21 PM
FAA Investigating "Anti-COVID-19 Volunteer Drone" Filmed Admonishing People In NYC
“This is the Anti-COVID-19 Volunteer Drone Task Force," announced a drone filmed hovering over East River Park on Saturday.
Apr 7, 2020 5:05 PM
Videos: The NYPD Is Monitoring Social Distancing On The Ground & From The Skies
"We're out there enforcing social distancing, and I'm sure there's gonna be questions on that. Are we looking to summons people? That's the last thing we're looking to do."
Mar 31, 2020 2:44 PM
After Falling Facade Kills Woman, City Officials Propose Using Drones To Inspect Buildings
One bill would require that an initial drone inspection be done within 48 hours of a facade-related 311 complaint or DOB violation.
Dec 23, 2019 4:46 PM
Police Officers Injured By Drone, Hearse As Thousands Flood Brooklyn Streets For Rabbi's Funeral
Two police officers assigned to the event were reportedly injured in separate incidents involving a hearse collision and a rogue drone.
Updated: Apr 3, 2019 6:41 PM
Arts & Entertainment
Laurie Anderson On Bringing 'Ear-Bleedingly Loud' Drones To St. John The Divine
The performance, rooted in the feedback Lou Reed's old guitars produce when placed against amplifiers, commemorate the late musician's birthday.
Updated: Mar 12, 2019 5:05 PM
Arts & Entertainment
Laurie Anderson Will Bring Lou Reed's Guitars To A Cathedral Drone Show
The free show features Reed's guitars placed against amplifiers, creating a cacophony of suspended notes.
Updated: Mar 8, 2019 5:21 PM
NYPD Wants To Hunt Drones, Shoot Them From Sky
"The more we see them up there, the more our fear level grows," NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan told the Wall Street Journal, of drones.
Updated: Feb 19, 2019 1:22 PM
Drone Company: It's 'Highly Unlikely' Drone Was Spotted At 3,500 Feet Near Newark Airport
The drone sighting prompted a brief ground stop on flights arriving to Newark on Tuesday night.
Updated: Jan 24, 2019 10:53 AM
NYPD Launches Drone Program, NYCLU Warns Of Overreach
The NYPD says it'll be used for things like search & rescue missions, crime scene documentation, and large gatherings, but the NYCLU wonders what defines large gatherings and how long the data will be retained.
Updated: Dec 5, 2018 11:19 AM
Virginia Man Arrested After Wind Whips Drone Into Barclays HQ
Remember: It's almost always illegal to pilot a drone in New York City.
Updated: Nov 19, 2018 4:19 PM
Drone Hits Black Hawk Helicopter Flying Over Staten Island
The drone caused rotor damage and cracked a window in the helicopter, whose pilot managed to land it safely.
Updated: Sep 23, 2017 12:42 PM
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