The following is an interesting read; the article, titled “Charges dismissed against drone operator who documented protest,” is about Myron Dewey. Dewey recently used his drone to document protests at the Dakota Access Pipeline. Dewey pled not guilty and all charges were dismissed.
Due to the results, I’m sure this won’t be the last time I report about activists leveraging drones.
Criminal charges against a well-known drone operator, who documented the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, were dismissed Monday at the request of the prosecutor.
Myron Dewey was accused of stalking unlicensed private pipeline security workers by taking video of them with his drone. A Morton County Sheriff’s Office affidavit said Dewey flew over two unnamed people working for Leighton Security and tried to capture their faces and license plates to post online.
He pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor stalking charge and was scheduled for trial on Wednesday. He said that on Oct. 8, he was trying to capture the pipeline company possibly working illegally.
“I broke all the rules, but I did not break the law,” Dewey said in an interview.