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New law permits North Dakota cop drones to fire bean bag rounds from the sky

Written by Arstechnica
New law permits North Dakota cop drones to fire bean bag rounds from the sky
  • Arstechnica
  • 2 years ago

New law permits North Dakota cop drones to fire bean bag rounds from the sky

Legal experts are very concerned that a new North Dakota law which allows law enforcement drones to be armed with so-called less-than-lethal weapons—including stun guns and beanbag rounds—could be highly problematic. The law, however, explicitly forbids lethal weapons. Previous drafts of the bill specifically included prohibitions on non-lethal weapons, language that was later removed.

Among other reasons, such weapons have been shown that they can, in fact, kill people.

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