Hit & Run

A. Barton Hinkle on the Dangers of Giving Drones to Virginia Cops

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Domestic shock-and-awe is now becoming par for the course. Earlier this year Virginia State Police officers donned combat gear to face down a small group of pro-choice protesters at the Capitol here in Richmond—a level of overkill on the order of opening the door to an Easy-Bake Oven with a splitting maul. And now, writes A. Barton Hinkle, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is embracing the use of drones with open arms.