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About a week ago a drone was flying in the beach area here in San Diego.
A man took down the drone as it flew over his family. He was promptly
arrested, but thankfully the local D.A. decided not to prosecute.

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He should have used rocksalt instead of lead.

I would do my best to take down a drone if it was "spying" on me.
How would I know what the intent was? "Casing" my property in order to commit burglary? How do I know that the drone is not equipped with a weapon or rigged to explode?

I don't see much difference between me standing in your yard or hovering a camera equipped drone.
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Ahh-ha! I know how I'll make my fortune. Design an air gun or slingshot that shoots ice cubes. I think I saw it in a movie or read it in a story somewhere. If there's no projectile recovered, how can you prove there was a shot? Smile

And of course I'll have them made in China. Maybe Trump wants to back me.
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On Aug 27, 2015, George Ledo wrote:
Ahh-ha! I know how I'll make my fortune. Design an air gun or slingshot that shoots ice cubes. I think I saw it in a movie or read it in a story somewhere.

Deception Point, by Dan Brown. One of the books he wrote before he began writing the religious ****e that sold so well.
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It's probably only a matter of time before ISIS starts using drones instead of crazy "human bombs".
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Yeah, and then the circus will start, about who to blame. Of course, it's always "the other guy."
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Http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/......alleged/

The pilot of the drone shot down Sunday evening over a Kentucky property has now come forward with video ... seemingly showing that the drone wasn't nearly as close as the property owner made it out to be.

According to the telemetry provided by David Boggs, the drone pilot, his aircraft was only in flight for barely two minutes before it was shot down. The data also shows that it was well over 200 feet above the ground before the fatal shots fired by William Merideth.

Boggs told Ars that this was the first day he had ever flown his DJI Phantom 3, and that his intentions were not to snoop on anyone - his aim was simply to fly over a vacationing friend's property, a few doors away from Merideth's property in Hillview, Kentucky, south of Louisville.

"The truth is that this man lied and he's doubling down," Boggs said. "The video speaks for itself."

Merideth, meanwhile, continues to maintain that the drone flew 20 feet over a neighbor's house before ascending to "60 to 80 [feet] above me."

After the shooting Merideth was arrested Sunday evening, and charged with felony criminal mischief and wanton endangerment.
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