Wow – the Counter-UAV entry generated a lot of email, a lot of views, and seemed to stimulate a lot of creative thinking. For those that sent compliments on the entry thanks! One email caught my attention. Lemme share part of it with you:
“Don’t you think it’s irresponsible to post information like this on the internet? The threat of information like this to law enforcement SUAS (Treaded Note – it’s an acronym for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems) efforts adds to the current difficulty facing departments already coping with policy hurdles and regulations. Please be assured that no Law Enforcement Agency would ever use these systems in an irresponsible manner. Please remove your article” – Signed LEO in Texas
I replied to that email and haven’t heard back from them. I’ll paraphrase what my response was:
“The intent of my blog is to educate rural area residents of how to prepare and defend themselves if there’s a societal collapse and the absence of law existed. As I frequently state I don’t advocate lawlessness and surely not any actions against law enforcement. HOWEVER at the same time I recognize that the use of these systems against citizens Fourth Amendment Rights without warrant is easily exploited by irresponsible parties and without exception every large police department in the United States has recorded cases of abuses. So to think that the technology won’t be abused is naive. The very actions that governmental departments will conduct using these systems would be chargeable under stalking laws if a civilian conducted such surveillance. The blog entry shall remain posted”. – Treaded
Well it appears that the populace is a threat to these toys. At this point I wanna throw a challenge out for some enterprising soul (sorry but I just don’t have the time). Another way to beat this threat that I didn’t cover in my entry because it wasn’t really relevant is to “Reagan them” Turn it into an arms race. There’s an empty niche right now that someone could seriously fill if they would develop a collaborative community of new and creative ways to counter these things. Don’t go all illegal but develop measures and counter measures to defeat drones. IMHO a group think environment coming up with new and creative solutions could outpace and outgun those labs full of engineers through good old fashioned collaborative effort. Anyone up to it?