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FBI: New $10,000 reward if you report people who fire lasers at airplanes


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For years now, we’ve been reporting on people who fire high-intensity laser pointers at flying aircraft. In March 2012, a 19-year-old Californian pleaded guilty to aiming a laser pointer at a private aircraft and a police helicopter and was later sentenced to 30 months in prison.

On Tuesday, the FBI announced a new program that offers a $10,000 reward “for information leading to the arrest of any individual who intentionally aims a laser at an aircraft.”

The program is set to run for the next 60 days in FBI field offices where “laser strikes against aircraft are prevalent.” Those cities include Albuquerque, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Juan (Puerto Rico), and the Washington Field Office.

“Aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft is a serious matter and a violation of federal law,” said Ron Hosko, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, in a statement. “It is important that people understand that this is a criminal act with potentially deadly repercussions.”

According to the FBI and the Federal Aviation Administration, since 2005, there has been “a more than 1,000 percent increase in the number of incidents with these devices."

In 2013, 3,960 incidents were reported, including 35 incidents as of December 2013 in which the pilots required medical attention.

Source - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/02/fbi-new-10000-reward-if-you-report-people-who-fire-lasers-at-airplanes/

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some boneheads out there could easily cause a crash killing all passengers and crew... this is actually taking place hundreds of times a year in the USA alone

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What on Earth would move someone to aim a Laser at an Air Craft knowing Fully well that his/her action could well cause the Crash and Death of Hundreds of Innocent People on Board ?? What is the Motive behind it ? Is it for some sort of Sick Twisted Fun or just plain Terror ?? Its a Wonder . :( :( .... Cheers for sharing ...

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@kn...we are now totally surrounded by idiots...no need for that zombie apocalypse to end the world...the idiots are the ones to fear now as they all do shite like this for fun and giggles

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This Type of Action Should be Equated to a Terrorist Act - Plain and Simple ... I only Hope i do Not get any Heat from other Members that am Been to Hard or Severe Cheers ...

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