For weeks now, we have been reporting on the mysterious closings of five Walmarts across the country.
2,200 Walmart employees at five stores in different cities were laid off last Tuesday and given just a few hours notice. Walmart claimed that the stores had to be closed due to plumbing issues, but many have questioned this explanation since all the stores were located in different parts of the country.
Last week, we reported that a Walmart in Baltimore was caught aiding the government’s mission towards enacting martial law by refusing to sell ammo to civilians. Now, mysterious surveillance planes have been spotted flying over Baltimore as the riots continue to escalate.
The planes were first spotted by Baltimore resident Benjamin Shayne, who was sitting in his backyard last Saturday listening to the Orioles game on the radio. He was puzzled when he saw a small Cessna plane flying low in the sky doing loops over West Baltimore in nearly the exact locations where the riots began.
“Anyone know who has been flying the light plane in circles above the city for the last few nights?” Shayne tweeted. Minutes later, one of his followers replied with a screenshot of the plane’s flight path and the name of the aircraft’s owner.
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The planes were registered to NG Research in Bristow, near Manassas Regional Airport. Public records reveal very little about this company, and it could not be reached by phone or email.
Further investigation has revealed that there are at least two surveillance planes that have been flying over Baltimore with the help of the FBI.
The American Civil Liberties Union is now demanding answers about the legality of this operation as well as details about the technology being used.
“A lot of these technologies sweep very, very broadly, and, at a minimum, the public should have a right to know what’s going on,” said Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the ACLU who specializes in privacy and technology issues.
The FBI, however, declined to comment on the flights.
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