People in Seattle have started the public discussion on drones and should be done about them.
In April it was reported that Seattle police were considering using drones to monitor protester activity.
Subsequently, the ACLU reported that Seattle was considering safeguards against the use of drones. Memmbers of No Drones Washington State have met with City officials, and have opened a channel of communication about what type of transparency and citizen review will be instituted. Your involvement in this process is vital!
In an effort to encourage this discussion, we've posted an example ordinance with language suggested by Drones Watch. We encourage people to give feedback on this, and speak up about the kind of measures they believe we need locally.
Oh, and by the way: it's not just Seattle! Washington State has three bases that have been designated for drone operation by the Department of Defense.
Here's how you can get involved:
(1) Comment on these blog posts, and share them with your friends and encourage them to comment, too!
(2) Contact us at erie1917 [at] gmail.com or kn0w.drones.wa [at] gmail.com and tell us what you are prepared to do to help build this movement.
(3) Get into the discussion on Twitter -- tweet us at @NoDronesWA and loop others into the conversation about #drones, as well!
TOGETHER WE CAN REGAIN CONTROL OF OUR SKIES!