Thursday, August 26, 2010

Frickin' Laser Beams! Hitting Oakland Airplanes!

By Chris Thompson
Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 6:48 AM

That's right, Oakland's airport is just sick with laser pointers targeting planes and potentially blinding pilots. Just ask the Associated Press, which reports that of the nation's airports, Oakland and San Jose "rank fourth and fifth, respectively, in the number of reported laser strikes on aircraft." My God, laser strikes! And there were more than 1,200 of them around the country last year alone. But don't worry, agitated reader: "One San Jose officer says most people who shine laser pointers at aircraft aren't terrorists." So there's that.

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