Tuesday, March 4, 2014

No Drones For You!

Look, up in the sky!

Amherst Town Meeting will tackle the high flying issue of a drone ban for all town departments via a citizen petition filed yesterday before the noon deadline.  

Amherst Police Department seems to be the focus of their attention, as if APD is in the habit of taking down perps without due process.

I wonder what's next, banning the use of binoculars? Or how about the Massachusetts State Police helicopter?

Chief Livingstone confirmed that APD has "no immediate plans" to use drones and then adds jokingly, "I can't afford them."


Ponziville's sagging faces say it all said...

Oh Ponziville,

we've already seen you


(lovely jowls, BTW...)

Anonymous said...

I doubt the police department has time enough fly drones since they're sooo busy writing tickets.

Larry Kelley said...

Actually we have "Parking Enforcement" for that.

Anonymous said...

You need to get your photos strait. There is a difference between a drone and a rc helicopter although everyone seems to call anything that flies these days drones, including some RC companies as they know it makes their toys more sellable.

Larry Kelley said...

Yeah, and I have to stop publishing pictures of scantily clad women.

Anonymous said...

NO, NO!! For years I have enjoyed coming to this site to see your postings of scantily clad women. That's probably the only reason anyone really comes here anyway.

Anonymous said...

Check out town warrant posted today

Anonymous said...

You're going to take instruction from a grammatically incorrect, poorly punctuated comment in which the word "straight" is misspelled?

Anonymous said...

I would also hope that our law enforcement agencies would be banned from using nuclear weapons, too.

This warrant article appears to be a solution looking for a problem.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have any further clarification as to why they find drones unconstitutional? Even after reading the petition I don't completely understand why they find them so offensive. I find drones to be safer than having police shoot tear gas themselves.

Idk, I guess I just don't agree with their points. I saw an article on masslive about a group being arrested (I think) for protesting drones. Without further reading I'll assume it's the same group (as they wee from Noho). I thought they were wrong then and I think they are wrong now. In fact, I find it offensive as I have a brother overseas at this very moment and if his life could be saved by using drones, I find those that protest them should be put in jail.

Anonymous said...

Won't be long before only African-Americans can use the word drone.

Anonymous said...

Amherstians will not be able to get the same day delivery by drone that Amazon customers have been looking forward to if this passes :(

Anonymous said...

Livingstone wasn't kidding: he CAN'T afford drones.

Shouldn't the ban include hot air balloons? Who knows what they are seeing on those balmy summer mornings?

Anonymous said...

We don't need drones. We have Ed, the sage of Amherst who knows all and sees all.

Just hit it with a fly swatter said...

"We don't need drones. We have Ed, the sage of Amherst who knows all and sees all."

Welllll welllll welllll

looooooks like we already got

ourselves a drone

either made local or defective

cause it can't never keep up

even with the eeeeeeeasy targets.


(annnnnd thud)


-Squeaky Squeaks

Anonymous said...

Another article to waste an hour of time at town meeting, feeling good about doing nothing for the liberal fringe of Amherst. What a joke.