drone industry

A member of the gallery holds up a sign protesting the use of drones during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill.  The committee called industry experts to testify about the future use of drones in law enforcement. (AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI)

Drone Industry Worries About Private Backlash

The civilian unmanned aircraft industry worries that it will be grounded before it can really take off because of fear among the public that the technology will be misused. For example, Seattle abandoned its drone program after community protests in February just after the Seattle Police Department had purchased two drones through a federal grant without consulting the city council.

CBS Seattle–03/29/2013