Feds say drones on border won’t be weaponized

From azstarnet.com:

Border drones will not be armed with “non-lethal” devices, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday, a day after a report came out showing that the devices had been considered.

The nonprofit watchdog group Electronic Frontier Foundation used a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to obtain CBP documents in which outfitting the drones was included.

“CBP needs to assure the public that it will not equip its Predators with any weapons – lethal or otherwise,” the foundation wrote in a blog post. “Without first addressing these issues, the agency – and Congress – should halt the expansion of CBP’s Predator drone program.”