June 7th, 2010
08:28 AM ET
soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Robbie

    This is OLD news we were doing this in Iraq five or six years ago....When a driver is headed toward your column you can easily use the laser to get his attention before you have to escalate your ROE.

    June 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Emi

    they might as well put a bullseye on their army vehicles and say follow the green light and shoot at me ..lol...lol...

    June 7, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • jeffrey

      its only going to be use to blind them when they are being attack they are not going to have it on all the time

      June 7, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • evenhead

      well that's part of the reason for it, it's hard as hell to go looking for these guys and by going to look for them there's the possibility of hurting civilians, so why not make them come to you?

      June 7, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jaybob

    I wonder if they yell out "IMMA FIRIN MAH LAZHAR!" when they use these things? I totally would.

    My buddy had one of these things. At most, if someone is sleeping, you can make a burn mark on them if you hold it in one place for like 10 minutes. He said they used to cap them with the novelty laser tips (the ones that look like the trucker mudflap girl, some that look like smiley faces, etc.) and laser people's necks while they slept so they'd have the mark on there for a day or so.

    June 7, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. D^2

    Kevin Mahne: right-on.

    This isn't meant to blind, not even temporarily. After watching the video, the MAJ at Aberdeen pretty much said the same: this does not cause harm. And apart from the show-and-tell presentation conducted at Aberdeen, the use of green lights in escalation of force is not news. It's been around for years. As for the CROWS system, or whatever it's called, I'd be curious as to when that's likely to be fielded to even 50% of the units that could use them. That's the story to follow.

    June 7, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Michael Merana

    The lakers lost game 2 at home, unacceptable...@^$%#^$#%^$^%*&^&^boston will pay for this. %&$^$%&^%(&^.

    June 7, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mike smith

    Hey Rico, take your police/military/state hate and shove it! Try standing with us instead of against and then see if you utter the same garbage. Any tool that will allow police and military to stay safe and hopefully cause less harm to the people involved with them are an asset. Or we can just get ride of the "ride for 5" tazers and starting using "lead propulsion devices" aka guns all the time, personally I think you would choose a tazer!

    June 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |