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Teen arrested after shining laser in pilot’s eyes – CNN.com

Teen arrested after shining laser in pilot’s eyes – CNN.com.

As reported in the article, there were more than 100 cases of laser pointers being shined in cockpits around LAX in 2010. At this time, Michigan does not have a statute that criminalizes this behavior. However, in 1998 the City of Dearborn enacted an ordinance making it a misdemeanor to harass someone with a laser pointer.

A bill, “Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act,” has been introduced four times in the U.S. Congress, however has yet to be enacted. If enacted, it would make it a federal crime to shine a laser pointer into the cockpit of an airplane, punishable by up to 5 years in federal prison and a fine.

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  1. morris
    November 3, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    I wonder why kids and teens are doing such things. Behavior such as this may be fun at first but if you look into it deeper you will understand that it can be harmful and destructive. Parents should discipline their kids before they become at risk youth towards violence.

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