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(Fox News)   North Dakota man becomes the first person to be arrested, jailed and convicted with the help of a drone. Worst episode of "Cops" ever   (foxnews.com) divider line 8
    More: Followup, North Dakota, predators, Grand Forks Herald, Predator drone, Rodney Brossart  
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2014-01-30 11:42:12 AM  
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I grew up in this town. To answer the question of how/why the family is still alive... There are less than 5000 people in the entire county. The sheriff and deputies probably went to high school with the guy. Their kids and grandkids go to school with the defendants kids and grandkids. No one felt like pushing the issue and killing or getting killed over a few slabs of beef.
2014-01-30 11:08:45 AM  
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Jesus built my hybrid: I am waiting for the first police drone shot down by crime drone story.  The police are buying used armored assault vehicles, and automatic weapons from the military for a reason. The ongoing arms race between the police and the criminal element, meaning it is only a matter of time before the criminal element  has their own drones.


It's only a matter of time, if it isn't happening already, before the cartels are using drones to transport contraband over the border.
Captured drones tell no tales.
2014-01-30 10:50:34 AM  
1 votes:
I am waiting for the first police drone shot down by crime drone story.  The police are buying used armored assault vehicles, and automatic weapons from the military for a reason. The ongoing arms race between the police and the criminal element, meaning it is only a matter of time before the criminal element  has their own drones.
2014-01-30 10:44:30 AM  
1 votes:
Knocked down all the copseyes, did ya?
Yep
It's an Anarchy Park
2014-01-30 10:42:28 AM  
1 votes:
All this and it boils down to "he didn't steal the cows, doesn't trust the police, and was convicted based on that." This looks a LOT like people who are convicted for "resisting arrest" and all other charges are dropped.
2014-01-30 10:41:50 AM  
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lennavan: How do you refuse a police warrant to the point that they just walk away and call in SWAT rather than break down your door?  The only thing I can think of is by threatening to shoot the cops.


You can just say "No", lock the door/gate/whatever, and leave it at that.  Then it's on the police to decide what to do.

If they know you are well armed and tend to be ornery, but you didn't actually threaten them, then if the police decide to wait it out instead of doing a forced entry then it's not like the person did anything other than perhaps obstruct.

Also, remember that this is a 3,500 acre ranch.  In a place where you can see people coming from a long way off.  It's not like a dynamic entry on a crackhouse in downtown Detroit.
2014-01-30 10:36:35 AM  
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Headso: I have crunched the numbers and graphed the results to help explain why this guy only got three years for an armed standoff with the cops.
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He'll only serve 6 months.  We'll also need you to crunch the numbers to help explain why this guy didn't get shot by the cops when he and his family threatened them.

WhyKnot: If he never actually pointed his gun or threatened harm on an officer, other than failing to obey and resisting arrest, what crime related to the stand off did he commit?


How do you refuse a police warrant to the point that they just walk away and call in SWAT rather than break down your door?  The only thing I can think of is by threatening to shoot the cops.
 

When police tried to get involved, Brossart's family-who "prefer to limit their contact with governmental actors," according to a court brief-allegedly chased the officers away with guns.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/05/04/brossart_case_cat tl e_theft_allegations_and_law_enforcement_use_of_domestic_drones_.html
2014-01-30 10:28:18 AM  
1 votes:
I hate the idea of a surveillance society, but g'damn, after reading this story, I don't have any sympathy for these particular individuals.
 
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