Friday, May 10, 2013

Pressure to Stop Drones in Evanston

Activists in the Chicago suburb of Evanston are pushing to put a stop to drones in local skies:
Members of the North Shore Coalition for Peace and Justice, working with Alderman Jane Grover, drew up the drone resolution. It seeks to suspend “the use of drones in Evanston, either for surveillance or use as weaponization” (a very remote possibility, supporters agree), until state and federal legislators undertake meaningful regulations ...”
(Full story: Evanston Revies, May 7, 2013 - Evanston considering restriction on unmanned drones )

The resolution is projected to come before the full Evanston City Council on Monday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m.

See related stories on drones in the skies over Illinois:

Champaign Sheriff "WAAAaaay ahead of the pack" in the "drone game"?

Armed Predator Drone Over Illinois?

Pressure is building nationwide to curtail domestic drone use: April Days See Local Drone Controls and Bans Intensify

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