Glendale, Calif., Police Sgt. Steve Robertson was first incapacitated by a laser beam while landing a helicopter in the mid-1990s. Since then, he says, he and his fellow police pilots in Glendale have been targeted dozens of times by people shining cheap, easy-to-buy lasers.
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Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck (middle), Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (left) and Police Commission President John Mack detail the city's crime figures, the lowest in four decades.