NYPD uses drones to surveil pro-Palestine protests


Between October 7 and December 4 2023 the New York City Police Department used drones at least 13 times to make 239 arrests at pro-Palestine protests, and more than tripled its use of drones in the previous year. Police have handed over the drone footage as evidence in 158 cases where protesters have been criminally charged. Critics say the NYPD, which in five years has incresaed its fleet of drones from 13 to 30, is increaingly behaving like a national intelligence agency. Current New York City mayor Eric Adams is known as a proponent of drones.


Publication: Truthout
Writer: Yuki Iwamura 

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