The Death Of A Drone

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Arthur, Bud, and Claudia were convicted of crimes through the use of a drone. This drone was originally dispatched by local police to assist them in their search for two missing 14-year-old hikers in the Santa Monica Mountains. The drone was fitted with a camera that relayed images it captured to the officer handling the drone. These images were also saved digitally. During the search for the missing hikers, the drone captured Arthur beating a female in his backyard while she tried to escape. After capturing this occurrence, the drone captured images of Bud’s vast backyard, which had copious amounts of marijuana plants growing. The drone also captured Claudia photographing naked children in and around a swimming pool. All three of these individuals had patrol cars dispatched to their homes and were arrested on the spot. Claudia was convicted of possessing, creating, and distributing child pornography. Bud was convicted of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell because of the large amount of plants on his property. Arthur was convicted of assault. In all three of their cases, the photographs captured by the drone were used as evidence to convict them of their crimes. Arthur, Bud, and Claudia have appealed their convictions because they feel that their Fourth Amendment rights have been violated. The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. The Fourth Amendment also protects the right of the people to be secure
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