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Armed drones could solve our gang problem

Black Guerrilla Family

From following the news lately, it seems that we have two problems that might actually lead to a solution.

You've been devoting a lot of ink to the Black Guerrilla Family gang problem at the Baltimore City Detention Center ("Reach of BGF gang extends past city," May 31), and also to the continuing debate over the use of drones to kill people ("Setting limits on drones," May 24).

Why not use one problem to solve the other?

It seems to me the big problem with this gang is that law enforcement has no tools to effectively fight it. But what if we used drones to take care of the problem?

You mentioned a recent gathering of more than 100 BGF members at a local park. Seems to me three or four drones could have solved that problem in an instant.

Your article also mentioned that the surrounding counties are tracking BGF members in their communities, but why stop there? A single hellfire missile could easily blow up their car the next time gang members step outside, and they'd never even see it coming so there's no way to fight back.

Or don't even wait for them to step outside. I'm pretty sure one of those missiles will level a house and kill everyone inside.

If we're going to build these weapons, we ought to use them for something useful.

William Smith, Baltimore

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