U.S. Watched George Floyd Protests in Over 15 Cities Using Aerial Surveillance

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Department of Homeland Security deployed helicopters, airplanes and drones over 15 cities where demonstrators gathered to protest the death of George Floyd, logging at least 270 hours of surveillance, far more than previously revealed, according to Customs and Border Protection data. The department’s dispatching of unmanned aircraft over protests in […]

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Pentagon Ordered National Guard Helicopters’ Aggressive Response in D.C.

WASHINGTON — Top Pentagon officials ordered National Guard helicopters to use what they called “persistent presence” to disperse protests in the capital this week, according to military officials. The loosely worded order prompted a series of low-altitude maneuvers that human rights organizations quickly criticized as a show of force usually reserved for combat zones. Ryan […]

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Gianna, 13, & Kobe Bryant ‘Knew Dangers’ & ‘Assumed Magnitude Of Risks,’ Helicopter Co. Argues In Docs

Island Express Helicopters — which owns the aircraft that crashed and killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and 7 others on Jan. 26 — is denying responsibility for their deaths. Island Express Helicopters has responded to the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant on February 24. In new court documents, filed on May 11 and […]

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