North Dakota has become the first state to legalize police use of armed drones, according to various news outlets.
The law stipulates that the weapons must be of a “less than lethal” type such as tear gas, tasers or rubber bullets.
Republican state Rep. Rick Becker, who sponsored the bill, said he wasn’t thrilled how the law turned out. “In my opinion there should be a nice, red line: Drones should not be weaponized. Period,” Becker said. He was cited in a recent article by the news outlet The Daily Beast.
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