Regulate Dangerous Drones After Drone Delivers Drugs to Prison

drone-by-jacinta-lluch-valero

Target: Speaker of the House John Boehner

Goal: Protect citizens from the misuse of drones, which can be extremely dangerous.

Recently a drone flew into an Ohio prison yard carrying heroin, marijuana and tobacco and caused a brawl to break out between 200 prisoners. Currently it’s not known who was piloting the drone or who ordered it to be delivered. At first, prison officials simply thought a fight just broke out, but later viewed footage and saw the drone, and subsequently found it hidden in a different area.

This isn’t the first time a crazy and dangerous drone-related incident occurred. Last year something similar happened at a South Carolina prison. Not long ago, ForceChange reported on 18-year-old Austin Haughwout of Clinton, Connecticut, who attached a gun to a drone and took a video of himself firing it into the woods. For now, these incidents haven’t caused massive harm, but that doesn’t mean we should wait for drones to do just that.

Drones are a new technology that are quickly proving they can be used for bad. Urge officials to introduce legislation that would place stricter regulations and greater safety measures on drones in order to protect people from the potential dangers of this new technology.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Speaker Boehner,

Recently a drone flew into an Ohio prison yard carrying heroin, marijuana and tobacco and caused a brawl to break out between 200 prisoners. Last year something similar happened at a South Carolina prison, and also recently, Austin Haughwout of Clinton, Connecticut, attached a gun to a drone and took a video of himself firing it into the woods.

Drones are a new technology that are quickly proving they can be used for bad. I urge you to introduce legislation that would place stricter regulations and higher safety measures surrounding drones in order to protect people from the potential dangers of this new technology.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Jacinta Lluch Valero

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