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2020-07-24 Fifth Column
Federal officers in Portland may have been permanently blinded by lasers
[FOXNEWS] At least three federal officers in Portland may not recover their vision after earlier this week demonstrators, who have shown up in crowds of over 1,000 for more than 50 consecutive nights, shined lasers in their eyes and threw fireworks at a federal courthouse, officials said.During Monday night's confrontation, one person also threatened to cut off the water supply to federal officers inside the building.

Federal Protective Service (FPS) Deputy Director of Operations Richard "Kriss" Cline said at a presser on Tuesday that a crowd of more than 1,000 "rioters" surrounded the Hatfield Federal Courthouse and began removing plywood coverings before attempting to throw objects — some of them incendiary — through the windows at federal officers inside.

They also vandalized the building with spray paint, blocked adjacent intersections and set several fires.

"When officers responded to put out these fires, glass bottles were thrown and lasers — which can cause permanent blindness — were shined in their eyes," Cline said. "We have three officers who currently have eye injuries and they may not recover sight in those eyes from those laser attacks."

The FPS has purchased anti-laser glasses that federal officers are now wearing to prevent eye injuries.

Federal officers responded by deploying pepper balls and tear gas. Cline said officers observed one individual taking pictures of a water intake system to the Edith Green Federal Building, which is also under FPS protection. Earlier in the evening Monday night, a Twitter user said "So we can shut off the water to the buildings the feds are staying in to make it a nightmare for them."



Posted by Fred 2020-07-24 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6557 views ]  Top
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#1 Lasers? Or collimated light?
Posted by gorb 2020-07-24 00:51||   2020-07-24 00:51|| Front Page Top

#2 Time for "eye for an eye".
Posted by Clem 2020-07-24 07:09||   2020-07-24 07:09|| Front Page Top

#3 are 'anti-laser glasses' just run of the mill reflective sunglasses with a high dollar price tag for the gubmint?
Posted by Bob Grorong1136 2020-07-24 07:59||   2020-07-24 07:59|| Front Page Top

#4 TAC glasses™ from Bell & Howell as seen on TV?
Posted by Frank G 2020-07-24 08:03||   2020-07-24 08:03|| Front Page Top

#5 "Demonstrators" rarely take steps to cut off necessities like water. That's the act of besieging troops.

Treat them accordingly.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2020-07-24 10:32||   2020-07-24 10:32|| Front Page Top

#6 Sounds like it's getting close to time for a small whiff of grapeshot.
Of course, that's probably what the rioters want - martyrs.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2020-07-24 11:23||   2020-07-24 11:23|| Front Page Top

#7 A thing that strikes me as really odd is the lack of response, as far as I can see, from any of the federal judges whose courtrooms and chambers are in one of the buildings under attack. (I've seen lawyers get fined for plopping their briefcases down on a federal judge's new table.) So I guess they're good with this.
Posted by Matt 2020-07-24 12:10||   2020-07-24 12:10|| Front Page Top

#8 Take a page from the SAS dealing with the IRA. Vanish these people and drop them in Gitmo before sending them to some 'stan. for local contractor interrogations.
Posted by Silentbrick 2020-07-24 13:51||   2020-07-24 13:51|| Front Page Top

#9 Take a page from the SAS dealing with the IRA. Vanish these people and drop them in the bay.
Posted by Skidmark 2020-07-24 14:15||   2020-07-24 14:15|| Front Page Top

#10 And deny them the joys of electric drills, electrodes on the naughty bits and whatever else the medieval mindset of the Stan's can dream up? I think not. They need to get the FULL ride before they get to escape.
Posted by Silentbrick 2020-07-24 15:24||   2020-07-24 15:24|| Front Page Top

#11 Dear Santa: I want a Red Ryder bb gun with laser sight and a compass in the stock for Christmas.

Santa: No way you'll shoot someone's eye out.
Posted by jpal 2020-07-24 16:09||   2020-07-24 16:09|| Front Page Top

#12 "I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic".

The people who permanently blind federal officers are enemies. They need to be dealt with to the full extent of our laws. Enough of this leftwing crap.
Posted by JohnQC 2020-07-24 17:33||   2020-07-24 17:33|| Front Page Top

#13 half way helicopter rides work for me.

High diving is a skill they need to learn....quickly.
Posted by AlanC 2020-07-24 19:35||   2020-07-24 19:35|| Front Page Top

#14 Just deny them access to the internet. Chances are its the only life most of them have.
Posted by CrazyFool 2020-07-24 23:43||   2020-07-24 23:43|| Front Page Top

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