Originally posted by gariac
reply to post by elouina
Anything in the open is subject to a visual search by law enforcement. Even "in the open" has nuance since a gun bulging under clothing is considered in the open.
There is the notion of exigent circumstances.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
National Guard has been flying over and spotting fields for the local law enforcement in Missouri now for years. It's one of the few ongoing major cooperation efforts between national guard and state police but it's nothing new. Long before Obama came to power, anyway.
The way the news here describes it, plants give off different thermal readings and some stand out really well from others in dense clusters. I don't care for the tactics either way myself...but it's the source of the hardware and overlapping of duties that concerns me. Strictly legal doesn't make it right.
Originally posted by jaynkeel
If it were my backyard I would have went out back near the heli and started a bonfire. Gave them the finger and told them to get the hell off my property. We have had several problems around here with the local police hoovering at tree level above our house, now that pissed me off I could only imagine this incident. When I called in the department said they were just training and would be out of the area soon. Well that didn't make me feel any better, something about a heli hoovering above my house for a non emergency, what if they crashed?
Originally posted by Glassbender777
Last month, a blackhawk came over my work, which is located in an area, known to grow marijuana. A few years ago, a helo had flown over this guys house, just across the street, the next thing we knew, Humvees and sheriffs were going up the guys driveway, Funny thing is, the guy had seen the Helocopter, and had burned all but one plant. LOL a lot of man power and money for 1 plant.
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
uh actually on infra red tomatoes, hybiscus and oleander and cannabis all look pretty much the same to the camera. The helicopters are cruising around looking for outdoor plots that stand out in the same spectrum of green in infra red as cannabis. So often times they get a false alarm when they see a large plot in some one's backyard only to do a fly over and find tomatoes, or oleander etc...growing.
Happens every day.
So it's totally possible that the feds scoped out this dudes tomato plants.
Originally posted by milkyway12
reply to post by SepticSheepHerder
Considering the mexican drug cartels are basically a private army, sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.
The United States military is more than capable than utterly destroying the Mexican Cartels' ways of life and i believe they are going to begin using military might and technology to disrupt more of the drug trade.
The police have limited equipment, funding, and have a small window for making mistakes, law suits. We are virtually being invaded by a privatized army, and it needs to be dealt with sooner or later.
I believe that attack on the two CIA agents has brought a secret hell storm on the cartels' heads.edit on 5-9-2012 by milkyway12 because: (no reason given)