With the recent tantrums a few things have started to become clear about future civil unrest and CW-2. One of those things is damage from cheap but powerful lasers.
Once again Andy Ngo is on the ball.
36-year old Bryan Kelley allegedly pointed a laser into an officer’s eyes that so powerful it can cause permanent blindness, and possibly strong enough to burn through clothing and protective equipment.
Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt described the laser as “so powerful that it would burn through paper and cause dry material to catch fire.”
The Portland Police department went so far as to post a video to YouTube demonstrating the laser’s power in action. The device is seen in the demonstration burning holes in a thick piece of cardboard in a mere couple seconds.
You can see above just how powerful they can be. This is an issue the military has been aware of for a long time. Optics covers and eye pro exist to protect the soldier on the battlefield from laser damage to the eyes. The powerful lasers used being ubiquitous on the modern battlefield. The protests in Hong Kong showing how fast the cheap and powerful lasers were used against the communist gov’s JBTs.
The recovered laser is remarkably compact for being so powerful, appearing in evidence photos to be no longer than an iPhone.
A Fox News report referenced recent Department of Homeland Security testimony before the Senate saying that multiple federal agents have lately been “temporarily blinded” by lasers being used by Portland protesters and rioters.
these high-powered compact lasers are sold with protective equipment for use and with strong warnings against pointing them at humans.
Over the course of months of unrest in Portland and other parts of the northwest, laser devices have been frequently used by rioters and demonstrators against police