Re: Drone arrests
You are arrested, and then you are charged, and then you face trial, and perhaps then you are found guilty. The tabloids and twitter have just jumped straight from A to D.
I'm not even sure I should have named them here, even though their names are published, but I did so because I'm not the least convinced.
I've been questioned a lot, arrested a lot, charged fewer times, found guilty twice on relatively minor charges (breach of the peace, speeding) that I admitted to. The sort of nonsense I was questioned about ranged from terrorism to fascist propaganda to "suspicion of conspiracy to commit criminal damage" when I'd locked on to a police van at a peace protest. That time The Guardian called me "an ingenious young man", which shows how mucked up the press are since they weren't there, I wasn't young and it was more than a bit daft. I even broke into an airport once, responsibly, and the police let me off.
No activist group would do this stunt, even the most extreme of them, at least not this way. And this couple aren't activists. They could be lone nutters, but they really don't check that box either; jobs, house and kid.
Supposedly some guy was seen over two drones on a bicycle, but this couple have vehicles.
This arrest requires extraordinary evidence that perhaps the police do have, but if they don't then this couple will be rich by the time they sue everyone and every publication that has smeared them.