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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Taser Bracelets for the TSA?


Oh, come on... This is like that scene in the Schwarzenegger movie The Running Man (not his finest piece of cinema) where the prisoners wore explosive collars that would blow up if you ran past a sensor or something. Geez.

From Infowars.com article by Paul Joseph Watcon (via Drudge):

"The TSA’s security policies are getting more and more bizarre, from testing people’s drinks for explosives to ordering all travelers to freeze on command, but could a frightening policy that was seriously explored by the DHS be resurrected – forcing people to wear taser bracelets that would deliver an electric shock if they got out of line?

"The story sounds like it belongs in a South Park episode or on an urban myths website – but it was actually true.
 
"In 2008, the Washington Times reported on how DHS official Paul S. Ruwaldt of the Science and Technology Directorate, office of Research and Development, wrote to Lamperd Less Lethal, Inc. indicating that the Department of Homeland Security was ready to purchase devices from the company that would be used to deliver incapacitating shocks to airline passengers, all of whom would be mandated to wear the taser bracelet once they checked in for their flight.
 
"The so-called 'safety bracelet,' also known as the Electronic ID Bracelet, was designed to replace a boarding pass and be capable of tracking the passenger through the airport by means of GPS technology. The device would also contain details about the passenger and their flight plans.
 
"The primary function of the device was to allow airport officials and flight crews to deliver an incapacitating electric shock to travelers by means of Electro-Muscular Disruption (EMD), completely immobilizing the individual for minutes. The bracelet would be worn by all travelers until they disembarked at their location. The patent for the device admits that all passengers could be incapacitated if the devices are activated."

What could go wrong with that this idea?

I wonder if the choice was between these bracelets and those electrocuting dog collars? You know, the ones that torture your dog when it barks too loud?



 

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