Unfortunately, same is getting a lot of media play. Now many articles are appearing in newsmedia if searched on google - example see: https://www.fox13news.com/news/fede...n-permanently-blinded-by-lasers-officials-say
Here is an interesting 19 March 2020 article from Harvard Political Review -- "Lasers: The Future of Protest"
Even Laser Pointer Safety now has pages on same: https://www.laserpointersafety.com/protests/index.html
What it will mean at the end of the day for the laser hobby and hobbyist if the insane anarchist criminal violence and "protesters" using laser pointers to "express" themselves keeps up, remains to be seen.