"We also know that LAPD Chief Charlie Beck purchased two spy drones from Seattle after residents there shouted down the Seattle City Council and got rid of them."
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As far as I've read, even through LA Weekly's own account, the two drones were gifted to LA, not purchased.
Secondly, the article forgets to mention that the two drones are now locked away in the basement of Homeland security after the public outcry and fear from Charlie Beck of officer abuse was too much.
Still the car database mentioned in the article, that tracks everyone, should be more of a worry to everyone and is a real problem that the LAPD crossed the line over.