On Thursday, February 14th, at 1:00PM, the Public Protection Committee of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will be holding a hearing on the potential acquisition of a drone by Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern. The meeting will take place at the Alameda County Administration Building, located on 1221 Oak Street Room 512, Oakland, CA.
While drones are particularly notorious for their use in targeted killings overseas, they can be deployed for surveillance purposes as well. In addition, they can be armed with weapons such as tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets. They also crash frequently, increasing their danger to public safety. Sheriff Ahern wants a drone with live video capabilities, high definition cameras, infrared, license plate readers, and laser radar. He wants to further militarize his police force, but we know that Alameda County does not need more policing. It needs money for schools and community services.
Say no to militarization of the police. Say yes to an Alameda County that is safe for all!
Join Alameda County Against Drones and BORDC Legal Fellow Nadia Kayyali at the Committee Meeting. For more information about Alameda County Against Drones, check out: https://nomby.wordpress.com.