Governor McDonnell has raised the ire of many civil liberties groups by suggesting state and local law enforcement agencies might find useful purposes for unmanned drone aircraft. He says drones could protect both police and the public in cases involving terrorism or SWAT teams, but Virginia is not currently considering their purchase or use, and privacy issues must be part of any eventual decisions. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.[audio:http://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/06-11-McDonnell-Drones-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=06-11 McDonnell-Drones Wrap1-WEB]
Click here to hear Governor McDonnell’s full comments on Richmond radio station WRVA.