Monday, October 19, 2020

US spy plane, helicopter, sent to monitor National Guard Boss home

4 National Guard spy planes monitored street protests following the killing of George Floyd. Three of the planes kept watch on huge demonstrations in Minneapolis, Phoenix and Washington. The fourth was dispatched to the sleepy upscale Sacramento suburb of El Dorado Hills, notable only as the home of the head of the California National Guard, Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin.
In addition to deploying the RC-26B reconnaissance plane, the Guard also sent a Lakota helicopter to hover over El Dorado Hills.

Baldwin recalls nothing about how he approved the mission. He said the fact that he lived in El Dorado Hills had “nothing to do with” the deployment of the RC-26B or the Lakota helicopter.