This drone video says it all. This is why FAA should NOT be abusing it’s ‘aviation safety’ authority to impede journalism:
Let’s be very clear. Imposing a TFR does nothing to assure ‘aviation safety’. Rather, it aims solely to ensure the public is left ignorant about the harsh and shameful reality of what the state and federal government are failing to stop, near Cannonball, ND.
The only hazards at this location are being intentionally and arbitrarily created by security forces, some privately hired and some on the public payroll. What these men and women are doing is disgusting (and, my guess, most of them were cute little boys loved by moms, long, long ago). They are abusing their authorities while knowingly and needlessly endangering citizens with a legitimate protest. Disgusting.
- FAA Restricts Drones Flying Over Pipeline Protests – blogpost at Crooks&Liars.com
- FAA Again Caught Undermining The Peoples’ Access to News & Data – aiREFORM Post