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Originally posted by Pervius
If some idiot lets their cows loose and they are on your land:
Crash your car into them and SUE the cows owners for letting them loose. $50,000 to replace your SUV, $100,000 for medical bills, $500,000 for pain & suffering, $400,000 for loss of income as you couldn't work, $1.6 million for your lawyer.
Get smart North Dakota.
The Brossart's alleged crime? They wouldn't give back three cows and their calves that wandered onto their 3,000-acre farm this summer.
The same aerial vehicles used by the CIA to track down and assassinate terrorists and militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan are now being deployed by cops to spy on Americans in their own backyards.
Meet the Brossarts, a North Dakota family deemed so dangerous that the local sheriff needed unleashed an unmanned Predator drone to help bring them in.
Local authorities say the Brossarts are known for being armed, anti-government separatists whose sprawling farm is used as a compound. Rodney Brossart, 55, and his wife Susan live in a house and a trailer and two RVs with seven of their eight adult children.
When the cattle wandered onto the Brossarts' land, Sheriff Kelly Janke, who patrols a county of just 3,000 people, rounded up some sheriff's deputies and arrested Mr Brossart for failing to report the stray livestock.
They also took away his daughter, Abby, after she allegedly hit an officer during the arrest.
When cops returned to collect the lost cattle, three of Brossart's sons - Alex, Jacob and Thomas - confronted Sheriff Janke with rifles and shotguns and would not allow officers on the farm.
That's when the sheriff summoned a $154 million MQ-9 Predator B drone from nearby Grand Forks Air Force Base, where it was patrolling the US-Canida border for the US Department of Homeland Security.
Using a handheld device that picked up the video camera footage from the spy plane, Sheriff Janke was able to watch the movements of everyone on the farm.
During an 16-hour standoff, the sheriff and his deputies waited until they could see the remaining Brossarts put down their weapons. Then, dressed in SWAT gear, they stormed the compound and arrested the three Brossart sons. No shots were fired.
Originally posted by camaro68ss
Wait until they start arming these drones with missles and cannons. you all know its coming.
BORDER OPS BY IBP: ___ DET, ___ CF INJ/DAMAGE 2006-01-26 13:30:00
Border Ops, MND-N, 0 casualties
AT 1930C, SEVERAL DIFFERENT GROUPS OF SHEEP SMUGGLING ACTIVITY WAS OBSERVED FROM ___ TO ___ IN ___ PROVINCE, NORTH WEST OF ___ VIC OF BORDER FORT ( ). //___ SWT CONDUCTING BORDER RECONNAISSANCE S
BORDER OPS BY TF -___ AR IVO : ___ DET, ___ INJ/DAMAGE 2006-05-16 07:15:00
Border Ops, MND-N, 0 casualties
AT 1315D, TF -___ AR, REPORTED A SMUGGLING INCIDENT IN THE ___ PROVINCE, NORTH OF ___, VICINITY ___. JCC REPORTED THAT THREE (___) SMUGGLERS WERE DETAINED TRYING TO SMUGGLE ___ SHEEP, TWO (___) AK-__...
Originally posted by grey580
How is this any different than the cops using a helicopter to do an aerial search?
I think that it's probably cheaper to use the drone than send up a guy in a chopper.
In any case. Unless there is some sort of legal case pending. The guy who owned the cows has every right to get them back. And if the police want to use a UAV then who cares.
Originally posted by hawkiye
Gee what a wonderful thing to look forward too... Sigh!
According to the article below they did not "take" the cows the they wondered on to thier "3000" ace farm and they failed to report it... Wow what a crime against humanity...Sigh! Sounds like that sheriff was looking for an excuse to arrest these folks.
http:// www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2073248/Local-cops-used-Predator-drone-arrest-North-Dakota-farm-family-stealing-6-cows.htmledit on 14-12-2011 by hawkiye because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by AgentSmith
reply to post by BadNinja68
The use of the drone allowed the arrests to be made without anyone being hurt or killed, what price do you put on a human life?
Armed with a search warrant, Nelson County Sheriff Kelly Janke went looking for six missing cows on the Brossart family farm in the early evening of June 23. Three men brandishing rifles chased him off, he said.