Even that recent incident with a plane in Denver may have been a mistaken drone.
Drones will likely be used by government agencies CIA, FBI and police to spy and monitor the public during times of civil unrest at protests.
In the next three years, seeing unmanned drones flying in America might become more common than you think. Earlier this year, Congress passed a bill that approved the Federal Aviation Administration's proposal to allow drones in the air by the year 2015. Last week the FAA announced a new set of rules that would make it easier and faster for government entities to obtain a certificate of authorization for the drones. Police departments across the US are proposing to have armed drones patrolling the streets. Jefferson Morley, staff writer for Salon, joins us with his take.
Back in January of 2012, the US Congress passed legislation that will open up the US sky to unmanned drones. The robotic aircraft will be used for military and police operations and will add to America's current arsenal of around 7,000 drones. According to some accounts, peaceful protest might be a reason that feds would deploy the unmanned craft. There are currently 300 active drone permits in the US, but will that soon swell out of control..