http://www.12news.com/news/local/ar...r-drone-intrusion-over-goodwin-fire/453595514 Looks like the Feds and local Governments are cracking down. When I first heard about this (before the arrest), I thought to myself, is this guy stupid enough to post the pics or footage on the Internet after the Feds said they were looking for someone? Ah, yes he did and he got busted! Many cities and agencies are now banning drones near any type of disaster. Likely a good idea if rescue aircraft are in operation near the scene. But....... I believe a lot of this rush to ban results from an odd psychological phenomena I've witnessed as a journalist and chaser over the years with some authority figures. I honestly believe some people in authority simply don't want others to share in witnessing something amazing -- or they get crazy when they miss something seen by civilians and then try to prevent further observations. It's like they want to protect the visual aspects for themselves. And I'm not referring to obvious dangerous zones. I remember shooting an insane wildfire fire in Arizona back in the 1980's when an entire canyon super-heated and suddenly exploded into an atomic fireball. I was way outside the fire line, many miles from the fire, along with about 20-30 people who also stopped in a parking lot to watch. A fire supervisor pulled up, saw my camera, asked what I saw. I told him and he went into a frenzy, saying he was immediately closing off the road. He seemed really pissed off he missed the rare event. The road was never closed. I eventually met up with an Apache hotshot team (with USFS permission) and went right to the fire line. He saw me again and went into orbit. Ha Ha. In the same line of thinking, it seems that some Government agencies / individuals want to work without being observed. I'm not talking about secret or critical operations, but everyday events like floods. FEMA recently blew a fuse in Colorado when drones were being used for flood studies and safety. I'm assuming some officials are in fear of being observed doing something that might be perceived as wrong or ineffective -- as opposed to banning drones for safety. Anyone else notice this? W.