Teacher Arrested After Drone Crashed Into Stands At U.S. Open

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I like how the cop in the picture below is using binoculars. Why? Who knows? Maybe the drone operator was controlling the drone from the cloud. ;)

Daniel Verley, 26, who teaches at the Academy of Innovative Technology in Brooklyn was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless operation of a drone and operating a drone outside the prescribed area for doing so after he crash landed the black four-propellered device into the Louis Armstrong Stadium stands at 8:28 p.m., police said.
 

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Daniel Verley, 26, who teaches at the Academy of Innovative Technology in Brooklyn was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless operation of a drone and operating a drone outside the prescribed area for doing so after he crash landed the black four-propellered device into the Louis Armstrong Stadium stands at 8:28 p.m., police said.

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Yep, people are morons. certainly can't be all drone operators but some of them are absolute idiots. Hope he gets either a very large fine or a few days in jail to think about it.
 

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Whether it is glassholes or annoying drones, annoying people will always find a way to be annoying. Too bad we cannot just lock and barricade them up on an island so they can just annoy the hell out of each other.
 

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Well it's the equivalent of just throwing the damn thing into a group of people. I don't know the US code enough to determine this counts as assault and if an arrest is warranted.

He should be happy the speakers didn't suddenly pick up the following:
"contact 180 10 miles. Master arm on. Fox one. Boola-Boola!"
 

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Well it's the equivalent of just throwing the damn thing into a group of people. I don't know the US code enough to determine this counts as assault and if an arrest is warranted.

He should be happy the speakers didn't suddenly pick up the following:
"contact 180 10 miles. Master arm on. Fox one. Boola-Boola!"

I think assault would sorta depend on intent. (Though there is involuntary assault where the criminal doesn't intend to hurt someone, but does anyway. Like where the baseball bat they happen to be carrying totally clubs someone repeatedly by complete accident.) However, I think a jury of peers will ultimate convict the drone pilot of multiple counts of attempted murder and include the fact that it's premeditated because drone owners know full well the risk of operating the a deadly object around a crowd, but take that risk anyway without caring at all about what might happen when they lose control and kill someone with those nasty rotor blade things.
 

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Just need a horror movie about drones to be made.

Don't need a movie when it's happening in real life....
It's only a mater of time before one of these droneholes kills someone.
 

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#droneslivesmatter
 

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Is it the fact that Tom Cruise is in it make it a horror???


someone got it lol.

although im not very critical and movies and celebrities are entertainment for me, not things i obsess and think about critically, so i enjoy his movies.
 

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Umm, the stands were empty so absent anyone actually there to be assaulted I think you can rule that out.
 

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Alright that drone looks about the size of a shoe in the pictures.

Players Monica Niculescu, 27, of Romania, and Flavia Pennetta, 33, of Italy, were in the middle of a heated volley in the second-to-last game of their second-round match when the echoing crash startled them both.

Really echoing crash? Was absolutely no one at the event?
 

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There will always be moments where technological evolution outpaces mental evolution, and vice versa.
 

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I'm more interested in the story because it's a drone incident that doesn't involve a Phantom :p

Phantom crashes in highway
Phantom crashes in times square
Phantom crashes in highrise
Phantom...
Phantom...
Phantom...
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Uno!
 
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