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Calif. Town Plans 16-Hour-a-Day Aerial Surveillance

The piloted plane would fly at an altitude of five miles, recording video. 
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The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the city of Lancaster, Calif., plans to fly a surveillance aircraft over town for 16 hours a day. The story said the piloted plane would fly at an altitude of five miles, recording video.

The fast-growing city of about 145,000 residents lies north of the San Gabriel Mountains, about 70 miles from Los Angeles.

The Times reports: “A high-tech video camera could spot a home invasion robbery, detect car accidents and dispatch the appropriate personnel, and track unsuspecting criminals, according to local city and law enforcement officials. They contend that it would also improve response time."

"This is an incredibly valuable resource that can be utilized at any minute for legitimate reasons," Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris, told the Times.

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