New York Police Lose It Over a Drone (Lawsuit Ongoing)



Update: In October 2018, depositions were taken of both the complainants and defendants in this case. Claims by the police have given rise to more planned depositions. We will update further as there are developments.

Link to 1st followup video:

Link to 2nd followup video:

Link to 3rd followup video:

A lawsuit has been filed against Wayne County, and the state of New York. As of July 14, 2018, it is still working its way through the slow legal system, with government lawyers dragging things out as long as possible. We will update when possible. Here are a couple court documents:

Depositions scheduled for May, 2018 were put off because the government claimed it couldn’t read our video files. Interesting, as everyone else including our lawyers can read them…

The SHARK team appreciates those commenters who have a grasp of the US Constitution, and the vital rights it bestows on our citizens. Brave Americans have died to preserve and defend these rights, and it is tragic that so many people are not only unaware of their rights, but moreover are willing to give them up, and even insist that others do the same.

The Constitution gives Americans the opportunity to stand, but standing requires a spine – something quite a number of people lack today. We will continue to stand strong with other proud Americans.

November 13, 2016, a SHARK team uses an Angel drone to get an aerial view of Marshall Farms, a company in North Rose, New York that raises beagles, ferrets and other animals for research.

Although absolutely no laws were broken, police made an illegal traffic stop that lasted more than an hour. The bullying and incompetence is hard to believe.

Per the ACLU: Police may stop and briefly detain you only if there is reasonable suspicion that you committed, are committing or are about to commit a crime.

The police lost their credibility, their dignity, and any legitimacy by selling out to a company that sells animals for research. Shame on the New York State Police and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department.

We are in the process of reviewing our legal options, and will provide updates as decisions are made.

Please email both law enforcement agencies about how their officers acted. Please be polite, and please let us know if you get a response:

New York State Police:

FIELDCMD@troopers.ny.gov
IAFFAIRS@troopers.ny.gov

Wayne County Sheriff:

Sheriff Barry Virts
bvirts@co.wayne.ny.us

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There is no law against flying over private property.

While we very much appreciate the supportive comments many people have left, we ask you to consider that threats against police officers is not the way to go. While SHARK will stand against bad cops, we do not wish them harm – we only wish to get rid of the bad cops, so the good police can do their jobs.

Harming others is what we are trying to end, so let’s not threaten even those with whom we very much disagree. We certainly understand the emotion, having seen so much corruption firsthand, but violence is not the answer.

38 Replies to “New York Police Lose It Over a Drone (Lawsuit Ongoing)”

  1. Rb2268

    This is known as "Forced Voluntary Compliance" Sure that stop was the illegal as hell. They get away with this because most lawyers won't touch this case with a ten foot pole. You have no damage. You can't sue for "lost time". No money in it. You want me to ruin my career trying to sue the state for you, when you have no damages? No thanks!

  2. Earl Klinestub

    This might be the dumbest tyrant shit head power hungry idiots I think I’ve ever seen. And I watch a lot of the audit videos on YouTube. This video is one of the worst over stepping authority I think I’ve seen

  3. Bob Weber

    I'm threatening you pig! I moved to another country, because I knew, after I was assaulted by police and never charged with a crime, I would kill a cop or judge in that country. Go to hell U.S. government and police.

  4. Kenneth Lee

    With all the problems in the world… These animal rights people make me vomit. Do something worthwhile with your efforts.. Like homelessness … veterans… CHILD abuse ! good grief .

  5. Brown Rosa

    This is literally some of the most stupid cops in the world If what they’re saying is true anyone at anytime can make a random complaint and someone can get arrested on those bases come on this is seriously ridiculous. These are the idiots that’s supposed to protect and serve us unbelievable FUCK THE POLICE … While these stupid idiots of cops are fuckin with Innocent people the real criminals are parading the city doing as they please

  6. Mr. X

    I’m ashamed of these police officers! Anyone that doesn’t see that these cops are out of control doesn’t know this is America! There’s no “Show me your papers” here!!!

  7. Victor Almeida

    I don’t understand why the police is so complicated, the officer just need to say I stoping you because you are flying in a private property and I need your identification cause you can convert into and spy and and be suspicious of vandalism, so I need your identification that you are clean on this. All drones pilots has to know that fly over private property is ilegal. And they have to admitted . The law is the officer so you have to cooperate. So you can be free . Bunch of idiots in this case.

  8. Liberty Tree

    New York is a Stalinist democrap state. How could the government be bad? I thought big gov.was goooood…… By the way, Im going to fly a drone with a sensor package over your home. You will comply. Pelosi says so.

  9. marc cheynne

    The government have been trying to take away you right to fly drones for years. The cowards think it is a threat to them. Do not give the cunts an excuse to bring out their favourite weapon. More bans, controls and legislation. Fly with consideration.

  10. Ger D

    They didn't haul you off for no reason. If you hadn't resisted (like stubborn fools), you would've been on your merry way. Flying a drone over private property means potentially filming said property. On a private property it is illegal to record/film without permission. If you caused distress to said private property owners with your intrusive actions, they have every right to call the cops, call to which cops are obligated to respond, no matter how small. That Steve dude complaining about cops not knowing the law, but he knew far less than he boasted.

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