11 July 2008

Shock Bracelet Considered For Airline Passengers, Border Control -- Homeland Security

This has to be one of the most outrageous things I've heard of in quite some time.
In order to enhance the security of air travel and to help manage illegal immigration, the Department of Homeland Security has solicited a proposal from a Canadian security company to develop a passenger stun bracelet.
Like the pain collars featured in the classic Star Trek episode The Gamesters of Triskelion, Lamperd Less Lethal's electro-muscular disruption (EMD) bracelet is intended to incapacitate wearers on remote command.
I cannot even fathom that this would be legal, much less allowed by the public. It's being marketed as a tool to aid passengers in the airport, and as an anti-terrorist device. The potential for abuse is monstrous.
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