A lawyer has been retained in this matter. On April 14, the claimants will have to appear for a 50-h hearing. A 50-h hearing is similar to a deposition; when a notice of claim is filed against a municipality, the municipality is entitled to conduct a hearing, pursuant to Section 50-h of the General Municipal Law (GML), wherein they can obtain the facts and nature of the claim by orally examining the claimants. This hearing must be conducted before the claimants, soon to be plaintiffs, can file an actual lawsuit; it is a condition precedent. The GML only applies to municipalities, and not private individuals or entities.

The SHARK team thanks 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 COMMENTS

  1. basically if these guys were black people they would have already been shot dead, please stop this, you voluntarily doing these stupid things to piss of the police officers. Then other people will see this video and think that they can do the same thing and get shot. So in the end you are responsible for some crimes. you should get a life

  2. To avoid this you should keep handy civil codes and FAA guidelines that involve flying your drone and more importantly about unlawfully being stopped and detained. Handing them this "could" have easily prevent them from using these tactics. I think the one thing we all have going against us is that they can easily say that someone reported a suspicious vehicle and it is within their rights to then find and stop a suspect to determine what they were doing. For example; if someone suspicious was setting outside your house filming your comings and goings would you call someone? The could be casing your house, looking to document your movements to kidnap you. All suspicious enough cause to stop and talk to a person. If they didn't they could be found negligent. Your cause is admirable, that place is obviously hiding something or they would not have gone to those lengths to irritate you all. Lastly, keep the name and number of an attorney in your wallet or in the packet you create with this information. No one likes to know they can be sued especially if you are pointing out the laws they are breaking on film.

  3. Fucking eat my ass, all your doing is making his life harder, all he is trying to do is say that he spoke to you, so fuck off

  4. However, I am not sure flying a drone and doing surveillance on someone is legal. Flying a drone isn't but surveillance may be. You don't get to look in someone's window.

  5. You have a civil rights violation that can suit can be brought against  pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. You can actually sue the individual officers.

  6. when u fly drone always respect others privacy period. you are permitted to fly but not near private property. its a law.

  7. lemme transalte what the cops where saying:
    "hello, i'm a tool.
    even if you are told i'm here to serve and protect, and make sure the law is not broken,
    i was told to carry out an unlawful act.
    since i'm a tool, you gona do as i tell you,
    otherwise i will absolutely abuse any and all power given to me,
    and like a tool."

    plain simple.
    this should be the exception where people not just have the right, but the obligation to shoot between the eye.

  8. Those officers don't know what the hell they are doing. You just can't invent a law just because you think something is wrong. Gotta be on paper. Total unprofessional. what a shame!

  9. Police did not do anything wrong, just simply ask you for ID… because you was very suspicious and somebody call police to check what you did there… what if you drop there bomb with drone or you just filming objec for thief? so they have to check who you are if in next couple days happen someting, they will know where to go

  10. That's what happens wen you hire people out of school an have no military training.more a less common sense.

  11. I'm glad they took you in, because their is too many ILLEGAL WETBACKS and other TRASH that comes into our GREAT COUNTRY. You LOSERS STINK, I smell you from here. Hopefully they will be able to keep you in jail next time cause CLOWNS like you are probably free loaders, anyway.

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