WPD catches first suspect with helicopter
The Wilmington Police Department (Delaware) has a new shiny helicopter. I'm of mixed minds about it - yes the cops need to have new tools but I'm a little nervous about the total surveillance society that we seem to be developing. And yet, catching bad guys is important.
Here is one group that is opposed to police helicopters (in Canada) : Stop the Choppers:
Our volunteer group has
worked with few resources to oppose the purchase and donation of police helicopters
in Toronto since 2000. We find no need for the purchase of police helicopters
due to their noise, surveillance, expense and lack of demonstrated usefulness
in crime situations.
WILMINGTON -- The WPD deployed its new helicopter for the first time Thursday night after an attempted armed robbery near New Center Drive.
A little after midnight police responded to an armed robbery off of College Road, in the parking lot of Rack'm Pub and Billiards.
Officials say two suspects robbed a woman and then assaulted a man, before running from police.