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Old 17th May 2008, 12:38   #61 (permalink)
 
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I wonder if Cherry(Blair)or Booth, will ever make the same sort of comment that FL has just meted out to the bad guys?

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Old 18th May 2008, 23:34   #62 (permalink)
 
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Thats More Like It!!

$250,000
FINE, NOW THAT WOULD SOON HAVE THE LITTLE SCROATS PARENTS SORTING OUT THE ISSUE PRONTO!!

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Old 19th Jun 2008, 00:05   #63 (permalink)
 
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Wink You can run... Teen charged over l@zer attack.

Man charged over l@zer attack on chopper
06:13 AEST Thu Jun 19 2008
2 hours 48 minutes ago

A teen has been charged after a police helicopter was targeted with a l@zer on a flight over Sydney's northwest, authorities say.

The helicopter was flying over Bella Vista at about 500 metres at 6pm (AEST) on Wednesday when its crew was allegedly targeted with a green l@zer beam.

The crew discovered the l@zer was being shone from the yard of a house in Eastbourne Way and landed the chopper nearby, police said.

A 19-year-old man was arrested at the house, with police allegedly seizing a green l@zer device.

He was taken to Castle Hill Police Station where he was interviewed and later charged with interfering with a crew member while in an aircraft.

He was given bail and is due to appear at Hornsby Local Court on July 22.

Although the officers were uninjured they were momentarily disorientated by the incident, police said.

Police are urging anyone who sees l@zers being shone at aircraft and vehicles to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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Old 19th Jun 2008, 20:12   #64 (permalink)
 
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Good job,
an automatic chin mounted "shoot back down the line" with a 50 cal would be much better.
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Old 19th Jun 2008, 20:34   #65 (permalink)
 
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Aren't the police helicopters in aussie equipped with M60D 7.62mm or some kind of l@ser guided projectiles?

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Old 22nd Jun 2008, 04:44   #66 (permalink)
 
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they don't learn...

Man held over l@ser attack on chopper
08:10 AEST Sun Jun 22 2008
5 hours 27 minutes ago


An aircraft shows a l@ser attack from a Sydney suburb. (Nine)


"A man has been arrested after allegedly targeting a police helicopter with a l@ser pointer.

The Polair crew were hit with the green l@ser light at 10.15pm (AEST) Saturday as they conducted routine patrols of the Colyton area, in western Sydney.

A 29-year-old man was arrested at a unit block on Carpenter St, Colyton, after the helicopter crew were able to pinpoint the source of the l@ser.

Police seized a green l@ser pointer from the unit.

The man has been interviewed by Penrith police, but has been released pending further investigations. He has yet to be charged.

The l@ser attack follows another incident in south-west Sydney on Thursday night, when an 18-year-old man was arrested for shining a l@ser light at officers driving on Carlton Avenue in Chipping Norton."


They need to start charging these clowns under the terrorism laws and throwing them in jail for a few years, then they might start waking up to the idea that it's not so clever to do this.
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Old 22nd Jun 2008, 05:05   #67 (permalink)
 
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Wink This may be the answer...

Sydney Police may need to look to the folks across the ditch for some new ideas...


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Old 26th Jun 2008, 15:24   #68 (permalink)
 
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Even in the photo he looks like a gormless idiot! !!

Justice is served!
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Old 26th Jun 2008, 16:21   #69 (permalink)
 
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Gormless is the exact word that came to my mind when I viewed his pic.
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Old 26th Jun 2008, 16:49   #70 (permalink)
 
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There's a new home for all of these l@ser and/or spotlight threads:

http://www.pprune.org/forums/rotorhe...elicopter.html



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Old 26th Jun 2008, 21:56   #71 (permalink)
 
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More details here from the Telegraph:

Jail for householder Dean Bottomley who shone l@ser pen at police helicopter - Telegraph

and an interesting description of him from his barrister:

As he began his sentence it emerged that two months before the incident he had been arrested after a police pursuit involving the same helicopter.

However, his barrister, Caroline Patrick, said he denied targeting the aircraft as an act of revenge.

She described Bottomley as an immature young man with "significant deficits in his thinking".
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 17:58   #72 (permalink)
 
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Thumbs up Prison sentence upheld for l@zer louts

Some of you may recall a recent thread concerning two oafs who had targeted a l@zer pen at a police helicopter. They came before HH Judge Owen at Snaresbrook Crown Court who sentenced them to six months custody.

The Court of Appeal recently considered their appeals and dismissed them observing that in the view of their Lordships the case clearly crossed the custody threshold and such a case could not be dealt with by any lesser penalty.

The court further observed that His Honour Judge Owen "plainly took a great deal of care over this case." In passing sentence the learned judge said the message should go out that people who target helicopters in this idiotic and dangerous way should expect to receive custodial sentences.
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"Few cases of this sort come before the court, in part because it is often difficult to apprehend those on the ground. In our judgment the learned judge was right to make it clear that custodial sentences will usually follow when offenders committing this offence are caught."
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 18:17   #73 (permalink)
 
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Good on TO to sentence them for 6 months, but as we all know, they'll maybe do a month, possibly 2 at the most. Sky TV, 3 squares, Playstation, phone calls, ( 'uman rights you know!).
Some of these muppets know they are better off inside than out.
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Old 5th Sep 2008, 04:43   #74 (permalink)
 
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Excellent work by TO - and seems the Court Of Appeal also think so.

I do miss his very informative posts though!!
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Old 5th Sep 2008, 14:59   #75 (permalink)
 
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Well done, Your Honour!!
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Old 26th Sep 2008, 03:00   #76 (permalink)
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l@zer, - seems a bit harsh

l@zer man jailed for endangering plane - News - Manchester Evening News
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Old 26th Sep 2008, 04:33   #77 (permalink)
 
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Interestingly, while reading this thread the google adds on the right hand side that PPRuNe allows to pop up (or at least I presume it's PPRuNe) offered 4 different sites to buy l@sers, including "the most powerful available, will burn plastic"!!!!!! PPRuNe's not running a sideline are they??
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Old 27th Sep 2008, 16:17   #78 (permalink)
 
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Not harsh at all if you've ever been in an Aircraft that was targetted..
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Old 30th Sep 2008, 22:34   #79 (permalink)
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Hot off the press in NZ

3 News > Video > National > Eagle hunts down man accused of shining l@ser at pilot
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Old 1st Oct 2008, 14:20   #80 (permalink)
 
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On my last 2 night shifts, we had 3 l@ser incidents, 2 of which I submitted incident reports for. We also had another 2 'dragon light' dazzle attempts on the same shift. Sometimes it is just security men on sites saying 'hello', sometimes it is scrotes trying to hurt us. My MOR reports are now just cut and paste, filling in the position and times. The majority of incidents (99.9%) are nuisance, but one day we will have an accident on our hands. People will take it seriously then, it always takes deaths to do that......
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