Cops Blinded In Laser Attacks

Cops Blinded In Laser Attacks

(TargetLiberty.org) – The so-called “demonstrators” have been terrorizing Portland, OR for almost two months. They started using a vicious new tactic against the federal officers struggling to restore order in the ravaged city. While city officials do nothing to disperse the mobs, and the mayor demands the withdrawal of federal agencies, the officers protecting Portland’s courthouse have been assaulted with thrown bottles, fireworks and Molotov cocktails. Now a new danger has emerged – blinding lasers.

Rioters have been using lasers in an attempt to dazzle cameras as officers film the violence, and now they’ve begun targeting officers directly. Richard Cline, deputy operations director of Federal Protective Services, says three officers are currently suffering eye injuries inflicted by lasers and could lose their sight permanently. An even bigger danger is the use of lasers to attack helicopters, which activists are encouraging.

Even a small laser pointer can cause eye damage, but rioters are using much more powerful green lasers. Some of them are powerful enough to burn through plastic and ignite wood; even a brief flash can cause permanent eye damage.

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