Police Employ Predator Drone Spy Plane On Home Front...

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    And to think just a few short years ago most laughed at those suggesting our Government would be using Drone Spy Planes on its own Citizens. Well guess what? They're doing it and they plan on using them much more...


    Armed with a search warrant, Nelson County Sheriff Kelly Janke went looking for six missing cows on the Brossart family farm in the early evening of June 23. Three men brandishing rifles chased him off, he said.

    Janke knew the gunmen could be anywhere on the 3,000-acre spread in eastern North Dakota. Fearful of an armed standoff, he called in reinforcements from the state Highway Patrol, a regional SWAT team, a bomb squad, ambulances and deputy sheriffs from three other counties.

    He also called in a Predator B drone.

    As the unmanned aircraft circled 2 miles overhead the next morning, sophisticated sensors under the nose helped pinpoint the three suspects and showed they were unarmed. Police rushed in and made the first known arrests of U.S. citizens with help from a Predator, the spy drone that has helped revolutionize modern warfare.

    But that was just the start. Local police say they have used two unarmed Predators based at Grand Forks Air Force Base to fly at least two dozen surveillance flights since June. The FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration have used Predators for other domestic investigations, officials said.

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    Makes you wonder about the things many are laughing off and ridiculing others over right now huh? 'It could never happen here.' Yea well,it is happening here.
     
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    Search warrant was in hand. And the perpetrators were clearly hostile and threatening. I don't think I have a problem with this.
     
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    Sure why not? As long as it's for our own good right? And it's for the children too huh? Man,what are we becoming? Some will just excuse anything their Government does. Where did my country go?
     
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    Quit your babbling, I never said anything like that. I said that the police had a valid search warrant, and that the perpetrators presented a clear danger to the police. That danger calls for taking alternative steps in order to execute the warrant and keep themselves safe.
     
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    Frankly, we’d need to see the warrant to make an informed comment.

    Given the six missing cows, one would assume the entire ranch was subject to search. By foot or drone may not be at issue:
    True.

    But making a legal distinction between manned and unmanned aerial surveillance, where the latter would require a warrant, may prove very difficult.
     
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    Banished again. Go figure? :(
     
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    What else are they using their Drones for? Hint: They're bleepin spying on American bleepin Citizens! God,Americans have become such sheep. SHEESH!
     
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    Might as well get used to it, the MIC wants this and they will have it. They would like nothing better than to sell one to every county in the US. Doesn't matter who you elect either, surveillance on the civilian population of the US will continue to grow and there is nothing we can do to stop it.
     
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    I know,it really is such a bleak future. 1984 is here. But it's all for our own good i guess. So they keep telling us anyway. :(
     

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