Beyond The Broken Window
William Bratton and the new police state
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX18352
Assistant chief Paul McDonagh was the man with the unenviable task of explaining the Seattle Police Department's drone program to the public. In October 2012, a lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation revealed that the department had secretly purchased a pair of camera-equipped Draganflyer X6 drones two years earlier. Soon after, McDonagh stood in a local community center before a roomful of citizens, who were shouting "shame" and "murderer" and "no drones, no drones, no drones!"