There is A Much Bigger Police Problem Than Cell/Toy Cam/Drone Problem
There should be a procedure-You get to walk away with your gear upon warning from a sworn P.O. on any of these municipal infractions such as what one may bring to a park. Or a subway. Or anywhere the public has broad recreational or transit access
I have come to the conclusion that the police don’t fear terrorists with cameras, or what a terrorist can do with an image easily found online. What they truly fear is the end of their secret society white boys club lies, illegal arrests and abuses . Why else would cell phones look just like guns in police reports? Ever seen a gun that resembles a cell phone? Me neither. Well too damn bad officer. You can quit, retire or comply.
That my friends better explains the whole approach to drones from law enforcement, and given it’s cozy relationship with the FAA, well even they broke the law in forming the still highly questionable drone restrictions. There was no proper due process. That negates the rules. Edit-The law is evolving fast court cases are moving through and of course we know the FAA will prevail in the end. Public input best happens now.
Saulmon’s ordeal stems from an incident last month in which he was flying his DJI Phantom over the Port of Los Angeles during an event called Navy Days, which was supposedly a photo-friendly day open to the public; encouraging residents to bring their cameras and step aboard the USS Anchorage.
He and a friend remained in a public parking lot flying the drone when they were approached by Los Angeles Port police officers, who confiscated the quadcopter under a little-known park regulation that applies to ports, LAMC 63.44 (b) (8), which states:
Within the limits of any park or other City-owned Harbor Department designated and controlled property within the City of Los Angeles: No person shall land, release, take off or fly any balloon, except children toy balloons not inflated with any flammable material, helicopter, parakite, hang glider, aircraft or powered models thereof, except in areas specifically set aside therefor.
And Even More;Rise Of The Drones-Portfolio of Drone images.