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They are so full of Shite!!!!! Laser Light Blinds Sheriff's Helicopter Pilot

 
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I just love these pandering media type who will publish anything sensational to make a buck with out any investigation at all to the reality of the situation. Can anyone spot the obvious lie perpetrated in this article?

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POSTED: 1:36 pm EDT May 4, 2006
UPDATED: 1:43 pm EDT May 4, 2006

NAPLES, Fla. -- A sheriff's pilot was temporarily blinded when someone aimed a green laser into his helicopter's cockpit, authorities said.

Two Collier County sheriff's pilots were searching for a loud party in Naples last Friday when the laser beam was directed into their cockpit, sheriff's Lt. Mark Cherney said.

One of the pilots was wearing night vision goggles, which amplified the beam and temporarily blinded him.

The pilot suffered severe headaches and it remains unclear if the laser caused lasting damage to his eyes, Cherney said. The other pilot was not injured by the beam.

It is a felony to point a laser at an aircraft. No one has been charged in the attack.

"We have some leads," Cherney said. "We're looking for more."

[link to www.local6.com]
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a mini-ufo flying saucer pilot did it!

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Okay, what is the obvious lie? The green laser? They are becoming pretty common. The night vision being worn by a pilot? This is okay, if they where running dark...

Two pilots in the helicopter? THIS seem strange, but I guess it pays to have a back-up...

So what is it?
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Ask your self what happens when you shoot a laser into a video camera and present it on the TV, will it burn you? Can you amplify it to the point that it will? Hog Wash! Try it with a night vision monocular and see what happens. Nothing, nada, simply won't amplify it to the point of harm and neither will goggles, it is impossible! Liar is looking for a handout. Freaking weenis!

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I would think it might be difficult for a helicopter to find a loud party.....
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maybe the NV made it look brighter, kinda like a camera flash?
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"Two Collier County sheriff's pilots were searching for a loud party in Naples last Friday when the laser beam was directed into their cockpit,"

That a helicopter was searching for a loud party?
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That is like saying if you watched a laser from TV and it entered your eye,and the beam multiplied, what BS- night vision goggles have a flourescent screen! 1rof1

Photons arriving on the photoelectric surface are discreet and hence the numbers fluctuate with time. The smaller the rate of arrival the larger the the fluctuation of any given pixel. This manifests itself as a fluctuating brightness called 'photon noise'.(flourecent screen!)To combat this, the arriving photons are integrated for longer periods by using a fluorescent screen in which the brightness builds up and decays slowly. There are limits to the integration time. Too long an integration time will cause images to become 'smeared' across the screen.

[link to www.physlink.com]
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Some great use of taxpayer resources, for freakin sakes!

Hey, Barney, some kids are havin a party. Send up the bird, we'll find them and shine our spotlight on their asses!
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Having used most all of the generations of night vision devices I can tell you that the night vision device will shut down or burn out when exposed to a sudden source of light.
It causes no more than the same effect if you were to walk from a dim room into sunlight.
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Maybe so they can call it a hate crime-purposefully blinding the 'benign' legal night prowlers



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wouldn't be the first time they have misrepresented the facts would it
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with my night vision, the flash from a tv remote control is bright. Invisible to the naked eye though.
Car tail lights are almost as bright as head lights.
There are infra red flash lights that produce no light visible to the naked eye, though look like flood lights to night vision.
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Yes, those goggles do amply some forms of light, but they won't allow the electronics to amply the light to the point of hurting you> If they did the Feds would step in and make them recall all those dangerous and defective products.

I think the cop should be fired for his lies. He is just looking to make an easy buck at the expense of the public.

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My little sister was just arrested last night for shining a laser pointer at a police helicopter. She is 16 and is possibly being charged with felony assault on a police officer. This is complete BS. my husband is a marine who has used night vision EXTENSIVELY. he was up in arms when he heard that they were saying that the laser would "assault" an officer, and said that it wouldn't do any damage to the officer. This is a complete abuse of power, especially with a kid. It's ridiculous.
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My little sister was just arrested last night for shining a laser pointer at a police helicopter. She is 16 and is possibly being charged with felony assault on a police officer. This is complete BS. my husband is a marine who has used night vision EXTENSIVELY. he was up in arms when he heard that they were saying that the laser would "assault" an officer, and said that it wouldn't do any damage to the officer. This is a complete abuse of power, especially with a kid. It's ridiculous.
 Quoting: big sis 1177782


i have a fairly high end laser aiming device that i just took back from my daughter, she thought it was really cool and pointing it at everything. lol
if i see one i believe a gun will also be pointing at me, and react accordingly
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This story sounded very similar to one I read about just last week, also in Florida. It was also a green laser involved in that case.

LAKELAND | A Lakeland man who told deputies he was tired of hearing a Polk County sheriff's helicopter fly over his house was arrested Sunday night after he shined a green laser light into the cockpit and temporarily blinded the pilot, the Sheriff's Office said.


Click to enlarge Mark Clay Hazlitt, 58, of 2870 Chatsworth Lane, was charged with misuse of a laser lighting device, a third-degree felony, according to reports.

[link to www.theledger.com]

NEW YORK | A 15-year-old boy damaged his eyes while playing with a laser pointer he'd bought over the Internet, say doctors who warn that dangerously high-powered versions are easily available online.

One eye expert called it "a legitimate public health menace."

The boy's case is reported in Thursday's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine by doctors who treated him at the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital in Switzerland.

It follows two reports in June of similar accidents. British doctors said a teenager damaged his eyes with a high-powered laser pointer, and a British physician said his vision was affected for several months after he was zapped by his 7-year-old son.


[link to www.theledger.com]
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My little sister was just arrested last night for shining a laser pointer at a police helicopter. She is 16 and is possibly being charged with felony assault on a police officer. This is complete BS. my husband is a marine who has used night vision EXTENSIVELY. he was up in arms when he heard that they were saying that the laser would "assault" an officer, and said that it wouldn't do any damage to the officer. This is a complete abuse of power, especially with a kid. It's ridiculous.
 Quoting: big sis 1177782


If the helicopter crashed into a neighborhood as a result of the incident, and someone died, then it wouldn't be "ridiculous." I believe that's what the law is aiming to PREVENT. There is no good reason for anyone to be aiming a laser pointer at a helicopter.
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bogus article, actual event took place in Carroll County MD
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[link to www.baltimoresun.com]
Maryland State Police have charged a Carroll County man with endangering a helicopter crew by shining a laser into the aircraft.

The crew was returning to Frederick after a medevac flight to Baltimore late Tuesday night when it was hit by a green laser flash over Sykesville. Lasers can cause temporary blindness and disorientation during night flights, endangering the flight crew.
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A Sykesville man was arrested late Tuesday night after allegedly endangering an in-flight Maryland State Police helicopter and its crew by spotlighting the aircraft multiple times with a laser.

David H. Hopwood, 35, of the 7000 block of Bristol Place in Sykesville, was charged with reckless endangerment, attempted second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, and prohibited use of a laser pointer.

The incident happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday when Maryland State Police Pilot Marcus Alborghini and flight paramedic Trooper First Class Gregg Lantz were flying in Trooper 3, a state police helicopter based out of Frederick.
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If the helicopter crashed into a neighborhood as a result of the incident, and someone died, then it wouldn't be "ridiculous." I believe that's what the law is aiming to PREVENT. There is no good reason for anyone to be aiming a laser pointer at a helicopter.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1177646

On the other hand, if the helicopter is flying low enough for someone to be able to do this, maybe we need laws to prevent it.
I am personally not in favor of using helicopters as spy platforms to circumvent trespassing and search and seizure laws and increasingly this is what we are seeing.
The OPies story is a typical example. The cover story was they were looking for a loud party, which is ridiculous.
There is no legitimate reason a helicopter should be flying 100 ft above my home or property.
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the laser didnt cause the damage, it was the night vision goggles when presented with a bright light source.

the laser never reached the eye.
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"Two Collier County sheriff's pilots were searching for a loud party in Naples last Friday when the laser beam was directed into their cockpit,"

That a helicopter was searching for a loud party?
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Helicopters are probably louder than the party. And why would they send a helicopter to "search for a loud party"? If somebody complained about the party, they would have said where it is. If nobody complained, what are they doing???

And what were they gonna do, land the helicopter in the street outside the party and demand that the noise stop?????
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the laser didnt cause the damage, it was the night vision goggles when presented with a bright light source.

the laser never reached the eye.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1177770


Night vision goggles break if the light is too bright. They don't blind you. Except if they mean "blinded" as in, he could see, then the laser broke his NVG, then he couldn't see any more. Until he took the NVG off.
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My little sister was just arrested last night for shining a laser pointer at a police helicopter. She is 16 and is possibly being charged with felony assault on a police officer. This is complete BS. my husband is a marine who has used night vision EXTENSIVELY. he was up in arms when he heard that they were saying that the laser would "assault" an officer, and said that it wouldn't do any damage to the officer. This is a complete abuse of power, especially with a kid. It's ridiculous.
 Quoting: big sis 1177782

you piece of shitbumper.

fuck you.
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the laser didnt cause the damage, it was the night vision goggles when presented with a bright light source.

the laser never reached the eye.


Night vision goggles break if the light is too bright. They don't blind you. Except if they mean "blinded" as in, he could see, then the laser broke his NVG, then he couldn't see any more. Until he took the NVG off.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1176977


exactly there is no way the laser could pass through the night vision.

haha yes 'blinded' as in no longer able to see through the broken night vision.
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It is still the height of stupidity to point a laser at
any vehicle at night!
 Quoting: DrPostman


Sending a helicopter out to look for a loud party must be right up there on the stupidity rankings.
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It is still the height of stupidity to point a laser at
any vehicle at night!
 Quoting: DrPostman


agreed considering it points back to you... and is visible at night.

best to do it only in the day, me thinks.


good call postman!
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It is still the height of stupidity to point a laser at
any vehicle at night!
 Quoting: DrPostman


Agreed, plus some of the higher powered lasers ($100+) WILL DAMAGE your eyes with a very quick exposure. IR ones will blind you and you won't even see the beam. damned

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