The University of Alabama at Huntsville will use unmanned aerial devices to help police monitor, and supposedly protect, students on campus.
The UAVs used over the University will be capable of using small spotlights or infrared cameras, along with video cameras. But being fitted with the extra technological perks doesn’t mean the police will use them, the University says.
The plan seems to be in direct violation of a bill steadily making its way through the Alabama state legislature, says RT.com. The bill, proposed by a Huntsville lawmaker, would make it necessary for law enforcement to obtain a warrant in order to use a drone in order to prevent, in the words of one state senator, “unmanned drones just flying around looking for stuff.”