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All I can is the kind of drone you would have to worry about the local police in the majority of areas using... are a non issue. They are expensive, and easy targets.
Actually, according the article, the cost is about $100,000, far less than a helicopter (and really, not that much more than a couple of police cars). At 3 pounds, they'll be hard to even detect, much less target.
I'm not completely against local law enforcement having drones, but I do think there need to be some VERY clear limitations - BEFORE they're deployed all over the US. Currently, with the exception of a couple of places, there aren't even any laws against their being ARMED and no warrant is required for any use.
I don't know about you, but it really creeps me out to think of one of these things hovering silently over our neighborhood, watching and listening through our walls, while my wife and I are trying out our new toys from EF!