What ever happened to the Right of Privacy? Kentucky father protects family from prying eyes of high tech pervert, and gets arrested for his efforts. via R.S. McCain:

A Hillview man has been arrested after he shot down a drone flying over his property — but he’s not making any apologies for it.
It happened Sunday night at a home on Earlywood Way, just south of the intersection between Smith Lane and Mud Lane in Bullitt County, according to an arrest report.
Hillview Police say they were called to the home of 47-year-old William H. Merideth after someone complained about a firearm.
When they arrived, police say Merideth told them he had shot down a drone that was flying over his house. The drone was hit in mid-air and crashed in a field near Merideth’s home.
Police say the owner of the drone claimed he was flying it to get pictures of a friend’s house — and that the cost of the drone was over $1,800.


“My daughter comes in and says, ‘Dad, there’s a drone out here flying.'”

When your daughter’s sunbathing by your family’s backyard pool and she tells you there’s a drone hovering over her, what are you going to do? Well, if you’re in Bullitt County, Kentucky, you go get your shotgun and blast that dadgum thing out of the sky:

It appears that it would not be advisable to drone Stacy either.

I will put this in terms even a liberal can understand. Let us call it a late-term drone abortion. The Supreme Court, in her infinite wisdom, ruled that citizens, at least some, have a Right of Privacy. What good is a Right of Privacy if it does not allow you to protect your daughter from the prying eyes of a high tech Peeping Tom.

Mr. Merideth should demand a jury trial.  I don’t think any jury in Kentucky will convict a man for defending his own daughter.   Further, home owners need be provided with a legal means to counter high tech invasions of privacy.

File under: Drone Wars.