Overkill: Sending Drones After Cattle Rustlers

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Abby Zimet

A bizarre story out of North Dakota, where local sheriff Kelly Janke called in a SWAT team, bomb squad, and Predator B drone from nearby border patrol operations to help arrest a family of alleged sovereign citizens, essentially for stealing six cows. It was the first known arrest of U.S. citizens with help from a Predator, though local police, FBI and Drug Enforcement have all used them for surveillance. Somehow, we have the feeling it won't be the last. Excessive firepower, much?


 

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