First, it was not OPD but the Alameda County' s Sheriff Dpt which requested funding for buying drones under suspicious reasons. Is there really a need and a want for police and sheriff departments to become para-military organizations? Second, after reading this article, I realize how disconnected from faculty members and students are. While the country, the NRA and Congress are up in arms (no pun intended) about a gun control law that did not pass in the Senate, others in faculty, in law enforcement, in government and, of course, in the military industrial complex are considering putting weapons of mass espionage and destruction in the hands of the common citizen. Not smart.