Russell: When crafting drone policies, context is key | Richmond Times Dispatch
A new trend of local governments banning drones is emerging around the country. Evanston, Ill., and Syracuse, N.Y., are among the most recent municipalities to ban drones. But do local government bans of aerial drones result from people’s fear of the unknown rather than an embrace of the future? It is easy to understand why Americans would be fearful of drones in light of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, what with ample news coverage of drone missile strikes and surveillance. Many moral and legal concerns have been raised regarding drone use.