Yea he's just name dropping a bunch of long time respected LPF members as a way to "get back" at LPF. You guys know that if enough people flag his videos as infringing on copyrights that it will get taken down right
Wow this guy is retarded... He was risking making the women permanently blind, for something that was probably stupid. He's probably one of those guys that doesn't know the dangers of a laser and bought it off his friend.
Yea but you could say the same thing about anything that morons abuse. Guns, knives, baseball bats, crow bars. Obviously the availability of high power lasers results in more idiots having them but in the end I prefer being able to buy a laser or build one if I want. I do agree though that our days are numbered. If the number of aircraft illuminations keeps rising (which I'm sure it will) and people keep abusing lasers responsible laser hobbyists like ourselves will also be punished.
Although even if they completely ban lasers over 5mW and make possession of them illegal I still think getting them from china will be pretty easy. I feel like it's one of many laws that would end up being unenforced except when there is a serious incident.
I just don't see it. I can't imagine a situation in which I would point a laser at someone in anger.
Seems a bit like waving a bed sheet in a threatening manner... i.e.
If I was to make a list of weapons in my house a laser probably wouldn't even make the top 50.
A bed sheet? Are you serious?
You point a ~1W laser at your neighbor driving a car, you will be doing a lot more damage than waving a bed sheet.
This is one of the problems. It doesn't go "bang" and it doesn't have a sharp edge. But that doesn't mean it's harmless.
So many people just do not realize how dangerous they are.
Obviously the Police blew it but the woman could sue.
It wouldn't be hard to prove the flashlight cannot blind you and a blue laser can.
There is a police report and the perps statement I hope. The perp admitted guilt by handing over the flashlight.
A lawyer could easily prove that it was a laser and it hurt the victim with the medical reports..
If I was blinded intentionally I I'd hit em where it hurts, in the pocket book.
It would be hard to prove since there was no laser and no worse/permanent injury.
This does not sound like something that would go to trial with a jury and witnesses and medical experts testifying.
She was lucky. However, had the injury been much worse the police "might" have had grounds to search the attackers property.
If he was smart (and it doesn't sound like it) he got rid of the evidence.
There are these things called "rights" that make it so the cops would need a search warrant to go into the persons house and take the laser. You need to have substantial proof to get a warrant. Not to mention that the cops have better things to do. Unless the women was seriously blinded/injured the cops aren't going to bother considering there's no way to prove it was a laser.