UK Police Force Creates Tool That Lets People Snitch on Others For Not “Social Distancing”

A police force in the UK received an overwhelmingly negative backlash after revealing they had used a surveillance drone to spy on dog walkers and hikers in a remote part of the country.
“Despite posts yesterday highlighting issues of people still visiting the #PeakDistrict despite government guidance, the message is still not getting through,” tweeted Derbyshire Police. “@DerPolDroneUnit have been out at beauty spots across the county, and this footage was captured at #CurbarEdge last night.”

Despite posts yesterday highlighting issues of people still visiting the #PeakDistrict despite government guidance, the message is still not getting through. @DerPolDroneUnit have been out at beauty spots across the county, and this footage was captured at #CurbarEdge last night. pic.twitter.com/soxWvMl0ls
— Derbyshire Police (@DerbysPolice) March 26, 2020

The video then goes on to shame people for hiking, walking their dog and watching the sunset in a remote location, the Peak District, despite none of the individuals shown having violated the new rules.
Indeed, by performing such activities in such a barren, remote location, the people shown in the drone footage appear to be practicing perfect social distancing.
The government has encouraged people to engage in one form of exercise a day, specifically “ …

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