Predator Drones Being Used On Americans

Predator Drone

(The Blaze) The aerial drones that have become a critical tool in Uncle Sam’s wars abroad are now in use for local law enforcement purposes, according to recent report, raising a host of legal and ethical questions as military and law enforcement functions increasingly blend together.

One case that has raised this issue to national attention is the drone-assisted capture of a rancher family suspected of rustling cattle in North Dakota this past summer.

According to a wire story on Stars and Stripes, in late June a sheriff went looking for six missing cows on the Brossart ranch, and three men brandishing rifles allegedly chased him off the property.

Fearing a standoff, the sheriff called in ”reinforcements from the state Highway Patrol, a regional SWAT team, a bomb squad, ambulances and deputy sheriffs from three other counties.”

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