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    Drone shooter Charges dropped.

    Looked for the other thread. It was locked (of course).

    Well guess what...charges dropped.

    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...-downed-drone/

    FUQ-He had a right to shoot at this drone, and Im gonna dismiss this charge.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
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    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    YOU didn't look very hard for an open active thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    Monday afternoon, Bullitt County Judge Rebecca Ward dismissed the case against William H. Merideth, who admitted to shooting down a drone he said was hovering over his home last July.

    I think its credible testimony that his drone was hovering from anywhere, for two or three times over these peoples property, that it was an invasion of their privacy and that they had the right to shoot this drone, Judge Ward told the courtroom. And Im going to dismiss his charge.

    http://www.wave3.com/story/30355558/...ctory-in-court
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
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    You are correct sir. My apologies.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    I believe part of what prosecutors and judges are supposed to take into account before and as proceeding at trial is the likelihood of obtaining a conviction.

    I'm thinking that in a lot of cases like these, it is clear that whatever the laws may technical say, a conviction is going to be pretty tough to obtain. None of us are keen on invasions of our privacy.

    Sadly, the inconsiderate and entitled conduct on the part of some drone operators is probably going to result in far more government regulation of and limitations on drone ownership and operations than is really warranted to protect commercial and private aviation and personal privacy in the neighborhood. But as they say, "Behind every stupid rule is some dumb*** fool."

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    Federal regulators to require registration of recreational drones

    Federal regulators said Monday that they will require recreational drone users to register their aircraft with the government for the first time in an attempt to track rogue flying robots that are increasingly posing a threat to aviation safety.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...1dc_story.html
    Against registration of recreational drone purchase and operation. A fan of downing a drone if it overflies my property.

    I have a sign, made to be water resistant, on my roof, that informs a drone operator that the next incursion will result in the forfeiture of the drone.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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