Godlike Productions - Conspiracy Forum
Users Online Now: 3,008 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 1,164,628
Pageviews Today: 1,802,766Threads Today: 524Posts Today: 11,441
03:30 PM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

QLD police to use surveillance drones at G20 conference

 
MsVen
Offer Upgrade

User ID: 31269437
Australia
03/18/2013 11:40 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
QLD police to use surveillance drones at G20 conference
QUOTE:

The Courier-Mail can reveal Police Minister Jack Dempsey wants the aircraft, possibly second-hand ex-military drones used in Afghanistan, in time for the trans-national G20 conference in November next year.

But the plans have angered privacy advocates, with the head of the Australian Council for Civil Liberties saying they amount to "Big Brother in the sky".

Mr Dempsey said drones would be a "cost-effective" measure in police aerial intelligence, with an hourly operating fuel price-tag of $30 compared to $500 per hour for a helicopter.

"Originally even basic drones cost upwards of a million dollars but today they can be purchased for as little as $50,000 and the price continues to fall," Mr Dempsey said.

"Furthermore, with many countries continuing their withdrawal from various theatres of war we may see their high-end surplus military drones come on to the market at very low prices.

"I believe if the business case for drones stacks up they'd be invaluable for a range of policing tasks, including traffic management, covert drug crop identification and even surveillance for events such as the 2014 G20 meeting and reconnaissance during outlaw biker runs.

"Additionally there are many emergency applications such as being used for spotting bushfires for the Rural Fire Service and providing real-time aerial intelligence from flood or cyclone affected areas."

Queensland police to use surveillance drones to combat crime ahead of G20 conference>> [link to www.couriermail.com.au]

-----

<<Note there is only one comment on the article, it is pro-drone, and I know for a fact that other's have submitted anti-drone comments for publication - I myself submitted a comment 48 hours ago.>>

Nice how "George" only considers his own craggy old body - but who cares about anyone else, right? Like a person sunbaking, or children playing under a sprinkler in their backyard, or the family undies hanging on the line (dont you think its creepy weird that someone takes regular photos of your washing?) These are examples of ppl not breaking any laws but we shouldnt worry about their privacy because George of Logan's body is past perving on?!

I know its a bit of a loopy example, but think about those undie photos. How many crops and crimes do they REALLY identify via such aerial photos in RATIO with yards which are legally compliant? 0.001% perhaps?! That means 99.99% of the aerial photos are of your underwear .... only creepy weirdos would want to gather and archive such data, dont you think? Therefore, the creepy weirdos are in charge, and are using the phony drug war as an excuse to perve on everyone.

Yeh yeh ... the use of drones will never be abused by law enforcement orificers. uh-huh.

-----

QUOTE:

Today, the main applications for UAVs include observation, maintenance, surveillance, monitoring, remote sensing and security (Eisenbeiss, 2004). Examples of civil UAV applications include:

Policing duties
Traffic spotting
Power line surveys
Fisheries protection
Pipeline surveys
Sports events and film coverage
Border patrol
Agricultural operations
Forestry surveys
Mining surveys
Weather surveys
Disaster assessment and monitoring
Research

Source>> [link to www.gmat.unsw.edu.au]

-----

Anyway, Jack Dempsey is the Local MP for Bundaberg QLD, which experienced it's biggest flood on record last January, so natural disasters are a convenient new sell for the Police Minister.

Now I have no problem with using drones for such a purpose, in fact I think that's an excellent idea. What I do have a problem with is - give THEM an inch and THEY take a mile. It's such a shame because it looks like drones are a brillant technology for many positive applications, but then THEY always have to wreck everything by surveilling and monitoring everyone. Not only has Jack made the blatant suggestion of monitoring demonstrations, I also note the additional spin of bikies, and monitoring traffic - I dont have a contract with the RTA (driving license), so it doesnt affect me - but it's just another step further in the door.

damned

I've been doing some research into the pattern of normalisation propaganda surrounding of introduction of law enforcement drones to civilian Australia, and here are a few interesting articles I've found so far. I cant seem to find anything much older than 12 months though.

UAVs are used to look for sharks on the beach, and as "Lifeguards". I chose this article for it's title of "monitoring" BOTH swimmers and the sharks.

shark

Drone trial to monitor swimmers, sharks>> [link to au.news.yahoo.com]

This report, tells us not to be alarmed at the buzzing above our heads.

Drones used for shark spotting>> [link to au.news.yahoo.com]

UAV Lifeguards to patrol Australian beaches, Hasselhoff given notice>> [link to www.engadget.com]

Or how about a bit of whale research?>> [link to au.news.yahoo.com]

But on the other hand, we dont want to use them to track whaling vessels??

QUOTE:

THE conservation group Sea Shepherd has received what it describes as a reprimand from the Australian government for its use of aerial drones to track the Japanese whaling fleet.

The Australian Antarctic Division told it the drones must undergo an urgent environmental impact assessment (EIA) if they are to be used in waters covered by the Antarctic Treaty.

Sea Shepherd drones provoke official rebuke>> [link to www.smh.com.au]

Anti-whaling drones rock the boat>> [link to www.mnn.com]

-----

Not only can drones help us conduct rescue operations during natural disasters, they might even be able to predict them as well! O rly?? Can it also predict my viewing habits and change the channel on my TV? They so super.

Drones could provide superior bushfire predictions in Australia>> [link to www.wired.co.uk]

-----

Many Aussies are fiercely scared of boat people so there's a seller ...

QUOTE:

The Australian Defence Force is quietly resurrecting plans to buy seven huge intelligence and surveillance drones that could cost up to $3 billion.

The unmanned aerial vehicles will be used for maritime surveillance and intercepting asylum seeker boats.

The decision comes despite claims that the Royal Australian Air Force's top commanders have long opposed the acquisition of unmanned aerial vehicles because they will put pilots out of a job and threaten RAAF culture.

jerkit

Australia moves to buy $3b spy drone fleet>> [link to www.abc.net.au]

Moving on ...

QUOTE:

QUEENSLAND police officers are testing a hi-tech surveillance drone that can be used to chase criminals, detect drug crops and find missing people all at a fraction of the cost of a helicopter.

Queensland Police to trial hi-tech surveillance drones to chase criminals>> [link to www.couriermail.com.au]

Missing people, eh? Nice sell.

QUOTE:

VICTORIA Police is considering introducing unmanned drone aircraft to assist in operations, following the lead of US authorities who from tomorrow will begin using them for surveillance, searches and car chases.

Police may deploy spy drones>> [link to www.theage.com.au]

People are so naïve. They cant be serious???

Street poll: Drones OK for crime control: newsbytes>> [link to newsbytes.com.au]

Sheesh. wall

This article doesnt mention drones, but it rings true none-the-less ... would be refreshing to see more journalism of this nature.

QUOTE:

"There is an enormous issue with the kind of weaponry that police are equipped with and the fact that, as some very recent cases have demonstrated, the level of knowledge as to the effect of what those weapons may have on a particular individual appears to be lacking," he said.

"There are numerous incidences though where people have come into contact with police and come away from the situation feeling in fact less safe than perhaps they would have if the police had not been there. And that is a real issue in my view," Mr Broadbent said.

"Should the police be viewed as a force or should they be a service? There is a question of perception," he added.

When citizens become afraid of their police>> [link to www.abc.net.au]

Some other interesting articles:

Drones, Lives, and Liberties>> [link to www.theaustralian.com.au]


Drones an option for Australia's defence>> [link to www.dailytelegraph.com.au]

List of UAV/UAS Operator Certificate Holders in Australia>> [link to aerometrex.com.au]

Don't forget!

Australia may host US drones at Cocos>> [link to www.smh.com.au]

But we already hosted these ones in South Australia anyway.

Revealed: US flew spy drone missions from Australia>> [link to www.abc.net.au]

I don't remember them asking the public about whether we wanted any of these plans implemented ... do you?

We must not be fooled into granting law enforcement pre-emptive powers in the belief it will prevent crime. They will never prevent crime. Their duty is to deal with crimes that have occured. Pre-emptive powers only grants them the ability to encroach on the rights of innocent citizens.

protest

Last Edited by MsVen on 03/19/2013 10:07 AM
MsVen (OP)

User ID: 36596137
Australia
03/21/2013 05:26 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: QLD police to use surveillance drones at G20 conference
Yeh yeh ... I know, noone gives a shit. hmm

Seagulls (Short art-film about surveillance drones)
--> [link to www.youtube.com (secure)]


BTW ...

Drones At G8 Summit in Northern Ireland Will Patrol the Skies
--> [link to www.policymic.com]

Meet TARANIS - $190 million drone coming to Australia

QUOTE:
The maker of the drone, BAE Systems, conducts much of its unmanned aircraft work and research in Australia, with its engineering hub based in Melbourne. BAE did not respond to a request for comment but told the Telegraph that Taranis will "have a major impact on the future of the UK military".

--> [link to www.smh.com.au]

Dutchnews: Use of drone aircraft in criminal investigations raises privacy fears
--> [link to www.dutchnews.nl]

EPA drones spy on farmers in Nebraska and Iowa
--> [link to dailycaller.com]

Drone On: the Future of UAV Over the US (MOTHERBOARD Doco)
--> [link to www.youtube.com]


Aerial Suveillance Drone with Night Vision Camera -- OFM ASD650
--> [link to www.youtube.com]


Elude the prying eyes of drones by wearing the latest in fashion: A peek-proof hoodie or burqa
--> [link to www.washingtontimes.com]

wtf? Oh yeh ... I imagine there's a massive problem with people circumventing drone capabilities wearing those outfits.

Worried? New Drone-Mounted Camera Can Tell What You’re Wearing From 17,500 Feet
--> [link to www.theblaze.com]

obigbro

Last Edited by MsVen on 03/21/2013 05:28 AM
MsVen (OP)

User ID: 38149960
Australia
04/23/2013 08:54 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: QLD police to use surveillance drones at G20 conference
PETA are joining the growing number of activist groups hoping to use drones for their activities.

PETA Plans to Fly Drones That Would 'Stalk Hunters'
[link to www.usnews.com]

PETA eyes drones to watch hunters, farmers
[link to edition.cnn.com]

-----------

Thanks to TeamReaper for finding this one which shows the World's Highest Resolution Video Surveillance Drone Platform by DARPA - 1.8 Gigapixel ARGUS-IS.

[link to www.youtube.com]

-----------

And as if this wasn't half predictable - any excuse to justify getting these things into the hands of local law enforcement.

Could drones have found Boston suspects sooner?
[link to www.washingtontimes.com]

Industry: Drones Could Have Helped Boston Marathon Bombing Responders
[link to www.usnews.com]
MsVen (OP)

User ID: 30200527
Australia
05/18/2013 07:27 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: QLD police to use surveillance drones at G20 conference
Interesting the MSM bumping this story a couple of days ago.

Giant American defence company Northrop Grumman has developed the MQ-4C Triton drone for large-scale maritime patrol tasks.
[...]
Australia will spend between $2 billion and $3 billion on the unmanned planes, which carry a powerful 360-degree radar and numerous other sensors, including infra-red and optical cameras and advanced target tracking systems.

The $100 million jet-powered Triton is 14.5 metres long, 4.7 metres high, has a wingspan of 39.9 metres and can carry an internal payload of 1452 kg and external payload of 1089 kg.
[...]
The government is also investigating the possible purchase of controversial unmanned combat aircraft that can strike at enemy targets.

The Triton does not carry weapons and is designed to spend more than 28 hours in the air and can fly up to 20,000 metres high to cover a vast area of ocean during a single sortie and can detect even the smallest wooden boat.

The US Navy is about to test-fly its first Triton and it has 68 on order, with the first due in service in 2015.
 Quoting: [link to www.news.com.au]

MsVen (OP)

User ID: 30200527
Australia
05/18/2013 09:37 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: QLD police to use surveillance drones at G20 conference
Death from a swarm of tiny drones: U.S. Air Force releases terrifying video of tiny flybots that can can hover, stalk and even kill targets

The U.S. Air Force is developing tiny unmanned drones that will fly in swarms, hover like bees, crawl like spiders and even sneak up on unsuspecting targets and execute them with lethal precision.

The Air Vehicles Directorate, a research arm of the Air Force, has released a computer-animated video outlining the the future capabilities of Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs). The project promises to revolutionize war by down-sizing the combatants.

'MAVs will become a vital element in the ever-changing war-fighting environment and will help ensure success on the battlefield of the future,' the narrator intones.

'Unobtrusive, pervasive, lethal - Micro Air Vehicles, enhancing the capabilities of the future war fighter.'
 Quoting: [link to www.dailymail.co.uk]



[link to www.youtube.com]
MzTreeChick

User ID: 40033762
Australia
08/25/2013 03:36 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: QLD police to use surveillance drones at G20 conference
watch the Birds

the ones that are circling

keep watching the Birds

they have been here a while now




hmm
* Eat recycled food, it's good for the environment and O.K for you. (Judge Dredd)
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 19681600
Australia
08/25/2013 06:45 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: QLD police to use surveillance drones at G20 conference
watch the Birds

the ones that are circling

keep watching the Birds

they have been here a while now




hmm
 Quoting: MzTreeChick


Birds ? You cereal ? My mate reckons he saw one at Chermside the other day. Fuck .