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Colo. Man Pleads Guilty To Pointing Laser Beam At 2 Helicopters

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Colo. man has pleaded guilty to pointing a laser beam at both a law enforcement aircraft and a news helicopter, the FBI announced Thursday. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

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preacher1
preacher1 4
I cannot help but wonder why it takes 6 months to sentence somebody. On top of that, in this case, he pleaded guilty to boot. Get it done and over with. That's stupid.
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 1
The system is all about money and time. which both equal eachother.
james801
James Farnsworth 2
I know one case that sure moved fast in FL. Got to love our Gov.
akayemm
Er.A.K. Mittal 0
Clearly you seem to be ignorant of law and its working, irrespective of the country.
Even a confessional statement has to be corroborated by independent evidence to exclude any element of any kind of 'confession under duress' ! I wonder how often have you had an occasion to see a conviction based on confession being successfully challenged and over turned in courts of appeal? Why and and how? Police is known all over the world about their ways to get a confession!
About 6 months? The concerned agencies (prosecutors, local police, defense counsel, Courts) do not have just one case to handle.
Its time to give you(and all readers) two interesting sayings about legal system.
"Justice delayed is justice denied."
A well known saying. But what about the following?
"Justice hurried is justice buried !"
So please do pause and ponder.
james801
James Farnsworth 1
So you are saying if a person gets a speeding ticket and pleads guilty the courts should wait to make sure that they are not doing so under duress?
And if this is the case why is it in some high profile cases the Grand Jury Indictment process is skipped and the person that has pled Not Guilty is sent to trial.
akayemm
Er.A.K. Mittal 1
Please join law classes to understand the classification of offences and difference between a traffic offence and other classes of offences.
Also learn about what is a compoundable offence and what is not!
And you will get the proper answer, not to mention about many more answers that you will get to unasked questions.
preacher1
preacher1 2
Your forte` is the law and mine is flying and on some of the technicalities of the law I do not profess to understand, just as by your admission, you do not understand all about aircraft and I have to look at it from the aspect of a layman as do most folks not in your profession. I understand your comparisons about justice. That said, just in simple terms, as case is docketed, perp is guilty, either by confession or trial, and sentencing put off til later. Our courts are clogged and overworked. Why not get it all out the way in one fell swoop while it is docketed and be done with it. It is that delay that gives the legal profession a bad name in the eyes of the rest of the world.
akayemm
Er.A.K. Mittal 0
My humble suggestion to you. Do not give expert comments on a subject that is not your forte. I have stated some of the finer aspects of Law and Legal system in a way for non legal person to understand.
Counter queries? Well, then there is only one course left. Law classes.
My indulgence in aviation? A person with some common sense in the fields of engineering and management.
And a curious mind.
james801
James Farnsworth 2
How in the hell is “I cannot help but wonder why it takes 6 months to sentence somebody. On top of that, in this case, he pleaded guilty to boot. Get it done and over with. That's stupid” .
How in anyway was that him giving expert witness or comment to the post? It was his personal feelings.
preacher1
preacher1 1
I don't consider that an expert comment. It is as I said. That is a common perception, and one more of frustration than anything. You must note, however, that there were several comments more or less expressing that same frustration. As an expert in law, you explained the reason why. That does not mean we have to like it.lol
akayemm
Er.A.K. Mittal 0
I am no 'expert' of law, nor do I aim to become. Law is more dynamic than you can imagine. Every minute a new interpretation is emerging, all over the world. A simple layman's example. What was 'obscene' 50 years ago is not so today. How and why? Social evolution. And law and legal system are part of society.
I try to clear up some of the misgivings prevailing amongst people about law and legal system. I succeed? I fail? Not for me to judge.
So no more dilation please!
james801
James Farnsworth 3
Just want kinds of Expert are you? You say not in aviation now not in law so what is it?
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
This is an aviation site, not a bs law site. You need to stop being so dramatic in your posts. It is very annoying!!!
james801
James Farnsworth 1
Thrustt he started it with Preacher so till hime to stay on topic not me or preacher.
akayemm
Er.A.K. Mittal 1
It's an aviation site. Let non aviation reference be avoided. I am here to learn a vee bit about aviation, as a non aviator.
james801
James Farnsworth 1
This is an aviation site and the first comment was about the Squawk asking why it took so long for the case to be sentenced from the time they pled guilty. It was you that called Preacher Ignorant of the law. Then you went on to give your view of the way the law works. So it was you that started this and all anyone else myself included was asking a question to your own response and last I checked that is what this board is for. And if you are not lawyer then why would you try and tell others what the law is or how it works? So if you want to learn about aviation feel free to ask any questions you like to learn. But you started this mess with you first comment to Preacher.
akayemm
Er.A.K. Mittal 1
I am a practicing lawyer. And know the basics of law and how law works. I have also indulged in areas of "what law ought to be". If it means any thing to you. You know aviation, I know law plus some more.
So, I again request non lawyers to refrain from making any less than 'intelligent' reference to law.
Do not abuse this public forum just because every one here is a faceless person.
PLEASE.
james801
James Farnsworth 2
One thing about most attorneys you all think the rest of the world is dumb. Fact is you need to fallow your own words you don’t know flying so don’t put your key board in your mouth. And your opinion of "what law ought to be" is just that and can’t be fact since laws are based on facts. None of us have blasted you for making a comment on something that made you look dumb but if you like I will be happy to start. Just stop being a stuck up ass hole and have some fun in life… But if you fire off at someone expect return fire.
preacher1
preacher1 1
akayemm
Er.A.K. Mittal -1
Right you are my friend. Stick to what you guys are good at. Do not fool with some thing alien to you people.
I am sure none of you 'experts' of aviation will tolerate or accept any wrong or irrational comment, like if I were to say that the pilot coulda or shoulda tried to take off when the nose wheel collapsed and later he could try belly landing on foam!
Will it make sense? No. Definitely no.
Same with law. Please give it a go by. Do not make sweeping and on top of it wrong remarks without knowing an iota of law.
You love and cherish your profession, and I, mine.
I just aim to roam on this forum as a passenger. No more , no less. So let me enjoy it that way.
Please.
I hope you will understand..
james801
James Farnsworth 3
Then rease it as such and dont stick you mouth in a place it dont belong!!!!
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
There you go again with the drama... You know years ago there was a reason why doctors crashed Bonanzas, and today clueless lawyers terrorize the skies in Cirruses. They just don't listen!!!
preacher1
preacher1 2
Preach it. You at least got him down to a one word reply.lol
james801
James Farnsworth 2
I bet i get more then one word :-)
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 1
james801
James Farnsworth 1
Fact is he dont want to take on anyone that may do him in.
akayemm
Er.A.K. Mittal 1
james801
James Farnsworth 1
No matter how you look at it a person has pled guilty to a crime. So are we doing the others an injustice by not looking in to it more? Or are we just trying to put money in the Governments hand as you say above. Please give me an exp of case law to review.
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 3

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james801
James Farnsworth 2
Amber Hill,
You have been reported to FA!!! FYI most of us on this site are not a dumb like you thus we will not fall for your game. Why have you not made any of this money?