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State says 'No' to police drones
FLORIDA -- The state senate is saying no to police drones.
A bill to ban police from using drones to spy on law abiding citizens has passed the full senate.
The legislation would allow police to use drones *only after they've received a court order or in emergency situations.
The bill's sponsor says the right to privacy needs to be protected.
Sen. Joe Negron / R-Stuart
"I believe that it achieves a delicate balance between freedom and security and I want to thank the law enforcement community for their suggestions."
The bill emerges as the federal government explores more police state policies like increased TSA checkpoints, internet censorship and radio frequency tracking through state and school issued IDs.