Sheriff Arpaio Wants Drones to Circle Over Jails and for Investigations

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Arpaio wants drones.
For whatever reason, (though probably nothing more than he knows it'll get him publicity), Arpaio's got it in his head that his office needs drones.

Not Heron TP-style Iran-busters, and not the all-purpose Predators., but those that more resemble remote-controlled multi-copters for sale at the mall. He's waiting for approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, ABC-15 News confirmed this week, that would make the MCSO the 22nd police agency in the country with drones, and the first in Arizona.

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The drones Arpaio wants have three-foot wingspans and would be used to make orbits above county jail facilities, looking for people who throw drugs over the fence, he told the news station. He'd also use them for search-and-rescue operations and criminal investigations, he says.

Knowing Arpaio, the drones might be equipped with Spanish detectors. On the other hand, since Arpaio lost a racial-profiling lawsuit and ordered to accept a federal monitor, maybe the drones would be best put to use circling Arpaio's Well Fargo headquarters.

Apparently, the 81-year-old sheriff believes drones may already be watching him at his Fountain Hills residence. From the story by Channel 15's Christopher Sign: "When asked how he would feel if drones were flying over his home or neighborhood, Arpaio responded, 'they probably already are and probably know where the toilet is in my house.'"


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tropic258
tropic258

It's the federal government that's considering using drones on the border. Maybe Joe can borrow a few from Obama that he's using to kill civilians with in Afghanistan. Obama has deported more illegals than any other president, far overshadowing Joe as the meany of Mexican illegals. Let's hope Obama does put drones on the border and keep sending them back. He can send the Bill to the Mexican government.

Susan A. Reed
Susan A. Reed

No. Arpaio can drone on and on but deserves no flying drones.

Lori Mailler Smith
Lori Mailler Smith

OMG...is he for real? He needs to go to ASS isted living , and quick!

Rafael Mesa
Rafael Mesa

Why haven't the cartels assassinate that piece of SHIT?

Les Witt
Les Witt

Dear God...they won't be anywhere near Phoenix, and you know that...NOT even in Maricopa County!

notme
notme

your tax dollars at work, man who ever voted for this , has got to be scratching their head,

Budda Loco
Budda Loco

no, he should be imprisoned for embezzlement.

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

So its cool for obama to use drones to kill innocent children in another country but god forbid a local sheriff use one to monitor a jail that is notorious for having contraband thrown over the fence. Typical obama lovers, keep supporting our troops killing "terrorsits".

جورج کارامانا
جورج کارامانا

هر تبليغات كه به ارپائو مي دهيد فقط او را خدمت مي كند..

Captdie Steve O
Captdie Steve O

Nothing to do with leftist rightist. It's simply about control. They already have all the power. They already have all the money ... Arpaio does not need drones...

Aubrey Collins
Aubrey Collins

Nope! This man thinks he is above the law, and is known to abuse power. I don't trust his intent for one second!

Quentin Dampier
Quentin Dampier

Hell to the fuck no. I cant believe that he would use the excuse that I wants to use a drone as if loads and tons of drugs are being thrown into tent city and the proceeds from drug bust would cover it. Can I call bullshit when I smell it? You mean he has enough time to raid businesses and such for illegals mind you which is funded by tax payers dollars but this fool cant keep control of tent city? Dude has his priorities completely messed up. Just because there are 3 drones off of hwy 85 south doesn't mean they're there for his use. Use those policemen he paid those 10s of thousands of dollars to watch the perimeter of tent city. Long post short if he isn't in the military serving actively then there is NO need why anyone in the MCSO should be handling or operating a military type of investment/aircraft.

Lucas Bear
Lucas Bear

Using an old satellite dish, a pulsating frequency modulator and a big PA amplifier & those things will easily fall from the sky. Your move PHX.

Suzie J Gettys
Suzie J Gettys

Yes give that man what ever he wants to keep his county safe..

tropic258
tropic258

@Judy Ragsdale-Zeeb What next!!!!!!!!!! Maybe securing the border?

tropic258
tropic258

@Rafael Mesa They're to busy killing each other. Mexicans.

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