US Law and Drones

    imageThe US authorities have another argument to oblige all owners of UAVs to register them after purchase in government. On Monday, at about 9 a.m., the multicopter fell into the courtyard of the Oklahoma prison, presumably due to a collision with barbed wire. In this men's maximum security prison, there are almost 800 prisoners convicted of serious crimes.

    This is not the first time.the use of drones in criminal operations. Authorities reported the following cargo: two 12-inch (30 cm) metal cans, 5.3 ounces (150 g) marijuana, 0.8 ounces (22 g) methamphetamine, and less than a gram of heroin. Also in the package were a mobile phone, a mobile phone battery and a headset, two blocks of Newport cigarettes and Black & Mil cigars, as well as two tubes of superglue.

    Drones are becoming a problem for US prisons: in August, a drone fell into a prison in Ohio, and a little later that same month, two people were accused of planning to organize drug delivery and pornography using a drone to a Maryland prison. Detecting and detaining such criminals is difficult, therefore, registration of UAV owners could help the police to solve such crimes.

    Today, he was released from prison by William H. Merideth, arrested in July for having shot a drone of a neighbor flying over his site.
    The images show the flight path and a downed multicopter, worth $ 2,500.


    Judge Bullitt County Kentucky Rebecca Ward said:
    I think that this is convincing evidence that his drone from different directions flew two or three times over the property of these people, which was an invasion of their private life, and they had the right to shoot this drone

    Drone owner David Boggs plans to appeal the court ruling.

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