(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.
A snapshot of the crowd on N Lombard St on July 13-14 that remained after numerous lawful orders to disperse. Glass bottles, paint, rocks, ball bearings, and other projectiles hurled at Officers. The arrest is for a subject unlawfully directing a laser pointer in officer's eyes. pic.twitter.com/59TPx84j6B
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) July 14, 2020
Someone from inside the Courthouse holds a phone in the doorway to record the scene. A protestor uses a laser to make the video unusable. #portland #PortlandProtest #portlandprotests #PortlandOregon #PortlandOR #oregon #BLMprotest #PDXprotests #PDX #clypiancoverage pic.twitter.com/08eOHwvjBa
— Clypian (@Clypian) July 20, 2020
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.
— IncommunicadoNYC (@IncommunicadoNY) July 22, 2020
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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