Predator drone helps convict North Dakota farmer in first case of its kind

http://www.legitgov.org/Predator-drone-helps-convict-North-Dakota-farmer-first-case-its-kind

ShareThisPredator drone helps convict North Dakota farmer in first case of its kind 28 Jan 2014 What began as a wild west-style cattle-stealing case may have ushered in a brave new world of law enforcement officials using drones to gather evidence to put Americans behind bars. In the first-ever case of a U.S. citizen being convicted and sentenced to prison based in part on evidence gathered by a drone, Lakota, N.D., farmer Rodney Brossart got a three-year sentence for his role in an armed standoff with police that began after he was accused of stealing his neighbors’ stray cattle in 2011. The case could prove significant, because Brossart’s attorney tried unsuccessfully to have the terrorizing charges related to his standoff with police dropped because evidence was gathered by the drone without a search warrant specifically allowing for it.

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