Meredith was totally within his rights - his private property was being invaded. Fuck the owners of the drone - they are idiots, and the true criminals in this case. If someone flies a drone over my property, it's toast. And I'll fight any legal nonsense that ensues right on up to the Supreme Court (for what that's worth). This has to be gotten under control, now. People have NO RIGHT to fly their drones over private property. They could be recording video, they could even be toting firearms. Shoot first, ask questions later.
And frothing-at-the-mouth authoritarians like you are the reason we have cops killing people left and right for nonsense reasons and people are shooting each other for perceived slights. This past week in Cincinnati, a College cop put a slug in a guys brain because he didn't have front license plates. In Florida, some nutcase blew away a guy in front of his family because he was driving aggressively and followed him. People are too quick to anger and dispense vigilante justice without thinking about the consequences.