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A new effort is afoot to resurrect the Baltimore police surveillance plane by recasting it as a tool to fight corrupt cops. Archie Williams is among those leading the charge to put the spy plane back in the air. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun video)

I read an article in The Baltimore Sun regarding the results of a poll in support of police surveillance planes (“Over 70% of Baltimore residents would support controversial surveillance plane, poll shows,” Oct. 14). Why is there even any discussion about this?

For decades, the police department has had a fleet of police cars that routinely cruise the streets of Baltimore. They are now equipped with cameras, and I assume the officers riding in them are cautioned to keep their eyes open for any crimes or criminal activity or any threat to public safety.

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Anyone on the public streets is fully open to the cameras and police officers riding in these police cars. So how come we somehow think that a similar vehicle (in this instance, an airplane) providing almost the exact same type of surveillance should raise any questions?

Iver Mindel, Cockeysville

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