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  • Vanguard Defense Industries has confirmed that its
    Shadowhawk drone, which is already being sold to
    law enforcement agencies throughout the country,
    will be outfitted with lethal weapons, including a
    grenade launcher or a shotgun, and weapons of
    compliance, such as tear gas and rubber buckshot.

    Such aerial police weapons send a clear and chilling
    message to those attempting to exercise their First
    Amendment rights by taking to the streets and
    protesting government policies—the message:
    stay home.

    John W. Whitehead





    I THINK THAT I SHALL NEVER SEE
    A DRONE AS LOVELY AS A BEE
    OR GRACEFUL LIKE A HAWK IN FLIGHT
    OR FRIENDLY AS AN OWL AT NIGHT

    I THINK THAT DRONES ARE NOT SO NICE
    IVE SAID THIS MORE THAN ONCE OR TWICE
    I REALLY DON’T THINK DRONES ARE CUTE
    THE TROUBLE IS THEY SPY, AND SHOOT!










    (Photograph by Alex at Feather My Nest, in the 3-D virtual world of Second Life)
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