UK police crackdown

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UK pilots should read,not all break rules but seems in headlines ,,this probably a worldwide issue

Just add this was posted 1 day ago so dont know why it's got the Euro 2020 in new threats cause that's old news !
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I dislike media. They make things look worse than they are. Don't break the rules, but drones aren't as dangerous as they make them to be. Media plays on people's fears. If you want to fear something, there are a lot more things that warrant fear than a drone.
 
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Hi Ian,
Well if I am being charitable, I could say that this story is at least a useful reminder for UK drone pilots that they must register their drones and they must follow the drone code. Unfortunately there is a very small minority that persist in doing stupid things with their drones and if they don't wise-up then the whole drone community will suffer further restrictions. An analogy for drone misuse is a typical drive on the motorway - thousands of drivers following the rules of the road and driving safely but every now and again along comes a complete d*ck swerving through all the lanes...

For the newspapers this is just a page filler 'story'. At least the 'journalists' on this article aren't inciting racist anti-immigrant sentiments with yet another 'they are flocking over here stealing our jobs' story.

Is this new 'Police Drone Task Force' a good use of Police time? Just yesterday the news headlines here were that the statistics on rape prosecutions have dropped to an all time low. Last year just 3% of reported rapes resulted in a court appearance down from 30% when statistics were published a few years ago. My conclusion is that the Police have got their priorities and their use of valuable resources wrong - again.

The cynic in me would say that if you are planning on nipping out with your kit of cable ties and ski mask then for goodness sake leave your drone at home otherwise they will be down on you like a ton of bricks...
 
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I'd be worried for sure if I saw a guy wearing a ski mask and carrying cable ties, as drone flying attire.
 
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The Euro 2020 soccer tournament is actually being held right now. It was postponed last year during the pandemic. The only reason I can think that they did not change it to the Euro 2021 is that they must have had a bunch of promotional stuff printed already.
 
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As usual, it will be a few people flying drones in a reckless manner that trigger the passing of new more restrictive drone laws that take the fun out of flying for the law-abiding majority.
Exactly! And what angers me greatly when you point out these types of errors, other pilots attack you for doing so.
 
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Over kill again as usually with the media, there will always be idiots in any walk of life
 
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