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DRONES HAVE POLICE TEAMING UP WITH A HIGH-TECH COMPANY TO KEEP WITH A HIGH-TECH COMPANY TO KEEP SPECTATORS SAFE. SPECTATORS SAFE. STEVE PATTERSON REPORT. STEVE PATTERSON REPORT.>>FUELED BY PROPANE AND CHEERS,>>FUELED BY PROPANE AND CHEERS, THESE GIANTS LUMBER WHO LIFE, THESE GIANTS LUMBER WHO LIFE, FILLING NEW MEXICO’S CRYSTAL FILLING NEW MEXICO’S CRYSTAL SKIES FOR THE TECHNICOLOR SKIES FOR THE TECHNICOLOR BALLOON FESTIVAL. BALLOON FESTIVAL. WHAT’S ALSO ABOVE IS A MAJOR WHAT’S ALSO ABOVE IS A MAJOR CONCERN. CONCERN. DRONES. DRONES.>>COULD CAUSE A TEAR, BIG HOLE.>>COULD CAUSE A TEAR, BIG HOLE.>>A DANGER TO THE BALLOONS AND>>A DANGER TO THE BALLOONS AND SPECTATORS BELOW. SPECTATORS BELOW.>>WE HAVE A 1400 FOOTER.>>WE HAVE A 1400 FOOTER.>>ON THE FRONT LINES,>>ON THE FRONT LINES, ALBUQUERQUE POLICE OFFICER NICK ALBUQUERQUE POLICE OFFICER NICK PEARSON, HUNTING FOR DRONE PEARSON, HUNTING FOR DRONE PILOTS, VIOLATING THE FOUR-MILE PILOTS, VIOLATING THE FOUR-MILE RESTRICTIVE RADIUS AROUND THE RESTRICTIVE RADIUS AROUND THE FESTIVAL. FESTIVAL. WHAT’S THE BIGGEST DANGER OF WHAT’S THE BIGGEST DANGER OF DRONES AT AN EVENT LIKE THIS? DRONES AT AN EVENT LIKE THIS?>>IF THEY’RE USING IT AS A>>IF THEY’RE USING IT AS A WEAPON. WEAPON.>>Reporter: FOR THE SECOND YEAR>>Reporter: FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, HIS UNIT HAS HIGH-TECH IN A ROW, HIS UNIT HAS HIGH-TECH HELP, PARTNERING WITH A COMPANY HELP, PARTNERING WITH A COMPANY CALLED ARIAL. CALLED ARIAL.>>AS DRONES GET MORE POPULAR>>AS DRONES GET MORE POPULAR WE’LL SEE AN INCREASE FOR THE WE’LL SEE AN INCREASE FOR THE NEED OF A TYPE OF SERVICE LIKE NEED OF A TYPE OF SERVICE LIKE THIS. THIS.>>Reporter: SOFTWARE>>Reporter: SOFTWARE PINPOINTING THE PILOT’S PINPOINTING THE PILOT’S LOCATION. LOCATION. ROGUE DRONE PILOTS CAN FACE A ROGUE DRONE PILOTS CAN FACE A $30,000 FINE FROM THE FAA AND $30,000 FINE FROM THE FAA AND RISK CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. RISK CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. RECENTLY, DRONES HAVE PROVEN RECENTLY, DRONES HAVE PROVEN THEIR POTENTIAL FOR DISRUPTION THEIR POTENTIAL FOR DISRUPTION AND TERROR. AND TERROR. SIGHTINGS AT LONDON’S AIRPORT SIGHTINGS AT LONDON’S AIRPORT LAST YEAR CANCELED FLIGHTS. LAST YEAR CANCELED FLIGHTS. ARIAL ARMOR STARTED FINDING ARIAL ARMOR STARTED FINDING DRONES ACTIVATED. DRONES ACTIVATED.>>WE’RE GOING TO TRY TO GET>>WE’RE GOING TO TRY TO GET OVER THERE SO WE’RE NOT LATE. OVER THERE SO WE’RE NOT LATE.>>Reporter: TRACK THE PILOT>>Reporter: TRACK THE PILOT MINUTES FROM THE PARK. MINUTES FROM THE PARK. NICK JUST FOUND A DRONE OPERATOR NICK JUST FOUND A DRONE OPERATOR WHO APPEARED TO TURN ON HIS WHO APPEARED TO TURN ON HIS DRONE AND QUICKLY TURNED IT OFF, DRONE AND QUICKLY TURNED IT OFF, APPARENTLY GETTING THE WARNING. APPARENTLY GETTING THE WARNING. HE’S WITH HIM RIGHT OVER HERE. HE’S WITH HIM RIGHT OVER HERE. IN THIS CASE, PEARSON SAID THE IN THIS CASE, PEARSON SAID THE PILOT DID THE RIGHT THING. PILOT DID THE RIGHT THING.>>IT WAS ENOUGH TO SCARE ME>>IT WAS ENOUGH TO SCARE ME JUST SEEING IT, THEN ROLLING IN JUST SEEING IT, THEN ROLLING IN TWO CRUISERS. TWO CRUISERS.>>HIGH-TECH DETERRENT FOR AN>>HIGH-TECH DETERRENT FOR AN INCREASINGLY HIGH-TECH PROBLEM, INCREASINGLY HIGH-TECH PROBLEM, ALLOWING POLICE TO TAKE A VERY

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  1. Democrat voter says= eat the dead, we must eat the babies. AOC says wait we have more then a few months. But nothing on eating the dead or the babies. Because she is having a side of leg of baby with some mint jelly. As she dreams of the abortions of full term babies and babies born and not wanted.

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