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State Capitol News
8:28 am
Tue February 4, 2014

State Senate Panel Votes to Shut Out Federal Investigators

Sen. Kelli Ward, R-Lake Havasu City
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

A Senate panel voted Monday to block state and local police from using certain information they might get from federal agents despite claims it could lead to people dying in terrorist attacks. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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Fronteras
5:08 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Mixed Feelings On Border Drones: Boon To National Security, Threat To Privacy

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center is operated by New Mexico State University. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center is operated by New Mexico State University.
Image courtesy NMSU Physical Science Laboratory

It’s hard to find military or national security experts who are not supporters, if not all-out cheerleaders, for the use of high-tech surveillance systems to protect the nation’s borders.

The Department of Homeland Security just launched its tenth Predator B Unmanned Aerial System, commonly known as a drone, and now both northern and southern borders are covered.

Even though they cost $18 million apiece, many experts say they’re worth every penny.

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