Depositions scheduled for May, 2018 were put off because the government claimed it couldn't read our video files. Interesting, as everyone else including our lawyers can read them...
The SHARK team appreciates those commenters who have a grasp of the US Constitution, and the vital rights it bestows on our citizens. Brave Americans have died to preserve and defend these rights, and it is tragic that so many people are not only unaware of their rights, but moreover are willing to give them up, and even insist that others do the same.
The Constitution gives Americans the opportunity to stand, but standing requires a spine - something quite a number of people lack today. We will continue to stand strong with other proud Americans.
November 13, 2016, a SHARK team uses an Angel drone to get an aerial view of Marshall Farms, a company in North Rose, New York that raises beagles, ferrets and other animals for research.
Although absolutely no laws were broken, police made an illegal traffic stop that lasted more than an hour. The bullying and incompetence is hard to believe.
Per the ACLU: Police may stop and briefly detain you only if there is reasonable suspicion that you committed, are committing or are about to commit a crime.
The police lost their credibility, their dignity, and any legitimacy by selling out to a company that sells animals for research. Shame on the New York State Police and the Wayne County Sheriff's Department.
We are in the process of reviewing our legal options, and will provide updates as decisions are made.
Please email both law enforcement agencies about how their officers acted. Please be polite, and please let us know if you get a response:
New York State Police:
Wayne County Sheriff:
Sheriff Barry Virts
SHARK has set up a "Go Fund Me" Account to help with our travel and legal expenses.
Help SHARK by donating here: https://www.gofundme.com/sharks-expenses
There is no law against flying over private property.
While we very much appreciate the supportive comments many people have left, we ask you to consider that threats against police officers is not the way to go. While SHARK will stand against bad cops, we do not wish them harm - we only wish to get rid of the bad cops, so the good police can do their jobs.
Harming others is what we are trying to end, so let's not threaten even those with whom we very much disagree. We certainly understand the emotion, having seen so much corruption firsthand, but violence is not the answer.