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Feb 10, 2013 Comments Off littlebytes

Very interesting…I had a feeling this was coming next, especially since they reported that DHS was now involved in the manhunt. Today they announced at the LAPD Press Conference at 1pm PST that Christopher Dorner is now considered a ”domestic terrorist”. So now they are bringing out the drones…how soon before they use one to shoot at him? While I believe we must capture him dead or alive, I don’t think they should be using drones without a search warrant against his property. However, I guess public land is considered ”public” therefore we are subject to search without a warrant?

In addition, at today’s press conference the LAPD reported the following:
via littlebytesnews 2:40pm 

MT @foxnewsradio:LA police chief Beck says#Dorner‘s actions amount to domestic terrorism.(@jessicafoxnews)//will they authorize drones?

2:36pm via Littlebytesnews

LAPD officials announce $1 Million reward for fugitive Dorner. Police:task force not large enough to do indefinitely

Follow more updates at LBN: Manhunt Enters 4th Day

Via WeaselZippers

Suddenly different stories converge. However, I very much doubt Dorner is “the first human target” hunted by drones in this country.

Via Express:

Police plan to use spy drones in the hunt for a Rambo-style ex-soldier and policeman who has murdered three people and vowed to kill again.

They believe burly, heavily-armed Christopher Dorner is holed-up in the wilderness of California’s snow-capped San Bernardino mountains 80 miles east of Los Angeles.

The burnt-out shell of his pick-up truck was discovered in the nearby resort of Big Bear, where residents and tourists have been warned to stay indoors as the search continues.

Yesterday, as a task force of 125 officers, some riding Snowcats in the rugged terrain, continued their search, it was revealed that Dorner has become the first human target for remotely-controlled airborne drones on US soil.

A senior police source said: “The thermal imaging cameras the drones use may be our only hope of finding him. On the ground, it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack.”

Asked directly if drones have already been deployed, Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz, who is jointly leading the task force, said: “We are using all the tools at our disposal.”

The use of drones was later confirmed by Customs and Border Patrol spokesman Ralph DeSio, who revealed agents have been prepared for Dorner to make a dash for the Mexican border since his rampage began.

He said: “This agency has been at the forefront of domestic use of drones by law enforcement. That’s all I can say at the moment.”

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