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Police Use of Drones May Threaten Human Rights: UN Expert

Among the emerging technology noted in the report is a drone produced by Vanguard Defense Industries that “can be armed with 37-mm and 40-mm grenade launchers, a 12-gauge shotgun with laser designator or can be fitted with an XREP taser with the ability to fire four barbed electrodes that can be shot to a distance of 100 feet, delivering neuromuscular incapacitation to the victim.”

Police Use of Drones May Threaten Human Rights: UN Expert

(Photo: Jean-Marc Ferré/UN Geneva/flickr/cc)

Among the emerging technology noted in the report is a drone produced by Vanguard Defense Industries that “can be armed with 37-mm and 40-mm grenade launchers, a 12-gauge shotgun with laser designator or can be fitted with an XREP taser with the ability to fire four barbed electrodes that can be shot to a distance of 100 feet, delivering neuromuscular incapacitation to the victim.”

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Communities Expand the CSA Model: 4 Great Ideas to Try

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Since the first community supported agriculture program was established in western Massachusetts in the 1980s, the concept of buying food directly from local farms has taken off. There are now thousands of CSAs across the country. It’s a simple enough model—consumers purchase a share of the season’s harvest upfront, and they get a box or bag of fresh, locally grown

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