North Dakota police can now arm drones with non-lethal weapons

North Dakota Police Allowed to Use Drones That Fire Tear Gas and Tasers
Police in North Dakota can now use drones equipped with non-lethal weapons such as tasers, rubber bullets, tear gas and sound cannons thanks to a new bill. Originally, the bill was meant to limit the police's surveillance powers and excluded any use of weapons on police drones, but a recent amendment made it possible for the authorities to use non-lethal weapons.

While these weapons are non lethal, the danger associated with their use remains and there have been a few episodes where they caused death. Additionally, operating remotely raises concern over the difficulty of limiting police abuse.

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