Iowa State Patrol has recorded 245 drone flights in the last seven months, including 54 at the scenes of fatal collisions and 15 following crimes, according to its response this week to a records request.
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MuckRock announced that it would be looking at the extent of drone use by municipalities, counties, and states throughout the country. Since then, individuals from Connecticut to California have responded to the call.
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This week’s FOIA round-up: the Pentagon is blocking requests on Google’s drones, intelligence report labels Antifa as terrorists, and a Virginia county warns Amazon about FOIA requests
In this week’s FOIA round-up, the Pentagon is blocking requests related to Google’s work on military drones, Antifa are labeled as terrorists in an intelligence report given out to law enforcement, and officials in Virginia’s Arlington County are giving advance warning to Amazon about FOIA requests.
Shawn Musgrave sent this request to the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence & Analysis of the United States of America
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