Should police be allowed to use drones for crime fighting?

Alan Frazier prepares for a training flight at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D., May 14, 2013. Frazier coordinates the unmanned aircraft law enforcement initiative for the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s office and the University of North Dakota. MPR Photo/Dan Gunderson

“The Federal Aviation Administration has granted a special permit for the Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department and the University of North Dakota to fly drones in 16 North Dakota counties, where they are training officers to use the drones,” reports Dan Gunderson for MPR News.

Small drones could save police time and money, but privacy advocates worry they might also make it easy for police to spy on people.

Today’s Question: Should police be allowed to use drones for crime fighting?