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    Re: Ferguson police used flight restrictions to muzzle media, with feds' help

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Give me a break ADPST.
    "audio recordings obtained by The Associated Press show that local authorities privately acknowledged the purpose was to keep away news helicopters."... ""They finally admitted it really was to keep the media out," said one FAA manager about the St. Louis County Police in a series of recorded telephone conversations"..... "a manager at the FAA's Kansas City center said police "did not care if you ran commercial traffic through this TFR (temporary flight restriction) all day long. They didn't want media in there."....
    If their was a collision, the wreckage would fall among the protesters. Just more dead blacks to feed the political macine, I guess.

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    Re: Ferguson police used flight restrictions to muzzle media, with feds' help

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Might want to read something other than Al Jazeera and RT, which tend to spin things into an anti-US view when this as an example has a very simple explanation that has historical and safety precedence.
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    And no you didnt debunk anything.
    How do you debunk direct quotes from several people?


    It is normal practice to limit airspace access over areas that police helicopters are being used, to reduce the potential for mid-air collisions in uncontrollable airspace with police and news helicopters flying all around in every direction and altitude (usually in the dark but also during daylight hours) without the ability to prevent them from making course or altitude changes at will, which is because mid-air collisions and near collisions have happened in the past. This is done in many areas, including the liberal havens of California, New York and so on.

    Here's just one example: 2007 Phoenix news helicopter collision - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    You see they didnt "limit", they straight up banned... As FAA and private recordings prove it was a ban on the media...


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    Re: Ferguson police used flight restrictions to muzzle media, with feds' help

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If their was a collision, the wreckage would fall among the protesters. Just more dead blacks to feed the political macine, I guess.

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    Direct quotes. They were no reason to be worried of the safety of the helicopters. Might wanna read they article before posting...


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    Re: Ferguson police used flight restrictions to muzzle media, with feds' help

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    AP....
    And no you didnt debunk anything.
    How do you debunk direct quotes from several people?



    You see they didnt "limit", they straight up banned... As FAA and private recordings prove it was a ban on the media...
    I explained that above in post #9.
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    Re: Ferguson police used flight restrictions to muzzle media, with feds' help

    How can a direct quote be anonymous?

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    Re: Ferguson police used flight restrictions to muzzle media, with feds' help

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Commercial traffic is under the strict altitude and course control of the ATC. Media helicopters are not. That is why the media was kept out - and why they should be kept out.
    Who issued the flight restrictions? The FAA


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    Re: Ferguson police used flight restrictions to muzzle media, with feds' help

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Who issued the flight restrictions? The FAA
    What difference does that make? The locals ask the FAA to restrict airspace and if justified, the FAA does so. This isn't something new, and had nothing to do with race, media censorship or anything else... other than safety.
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    Re: Ferguson police used flight restrictions to muzzle media, with feds' help

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    More proof of squashing freedom of the press in Ferguson. We were told there was a flight ban over parts of the city because of "safety" but in reality these audio recordings prove it was to try to silence some of the press. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    I'd agree. I mean, hell, there was almost no media coverage of the protests. If you didn't live there you probably had no idea what was happening.

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    Re: Ferguson police used flight restrictions to muzzle media, with feds' help

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Give me a break ADPST.
    "audio recordings obtained by The Associated Press show that local authorities privately acknowledged the purpose was to keep away news helicopters."... ""They finally admitted it really was to keep the media out," said one FAA manager about the St. Louis County Police in a series of recorded telephone conversations"..... "a manager at the FAA's Kansas City center said police "did not care if you ran commercial traffic through this TFR (temporary flight restriction) all day long. They didn't want media in there."....
    Authorities probably did request the restriction. The last thing you need when you're trying to keep a riot under control is some asshole in a news chopper telling the "protesters" where the cops are staging and what direction they're moving.

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    Re: Ferguson police used flight restrictions to muzzle media, with feds' help

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    What difference does that make? The locals ask the FAA to restrict airspace and if justified, the FAA does so. This isn't something new, and had nothing to do with race, media censorship or anything else... other than safety.
    Because they issued the restriction and it banned media helicopters from entering the area, and as the tapes and direct quotes reveal it was not about "safety" it was about silencing the media. So much for "free press".


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