” A Central California man convicted of pointing a high-powered laser at a police helicopter was sentenced Monday to spend 14 years in federal prison, a term prosecutors believe to be among the region’s longest for such a crime.
Sergio Patrick Rodriguez, 26, of Clovis, was accused of pointing a green laser 13 times more powerful than common pointers at a Fresno Police Department helicopter in 2012. The helicopter had been called to an apartment complex where an emergency helicopter for a children’s hospital also reported being targeted by a laser. Prosecutors said Rodriguez purposely aimed his laser at police.
“ This is not a game,” U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said in a statement. “It is dangerous, and it is a felony.”
A jury found Rodriguez guilty of attempting to interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft and aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft.”
First off we will admit that what Mr Rodriguez did was idiotic and potentially dangerous but how is a thoughtless stunt with no injuries involved worth 14 years of a man’s life ?
The answer plain and simple is that it’s not … at least it wouldn’t be if the crime was committed against you or me . For Ch***t’s sake murderers of civilians get lesser sentences than this but because it was against the “authorities” this man is going to pay .
Let that be a warning to all you peasants . Know your place or you will pay . The Elites lives and rights trump yours always . We are your “Masters” . Statism rules .