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NYPD Commissioner says department
will begin testing a new high-tech
device that scans for concealed weapons

New York Daily News, by Rocco Parascandola

Original Article

Posted By:Ribicon, 1/23/2013 11:22:47 PM

Get ready for scan-and-frisk. The NYPD will soon deploy new technology allowing police to detect guns carried by criminals without using the typical pat-down procedure, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday. The department just received a machine that reads terahertz — the natural energy emitted by people and inanimate objects — and allows police to view concealed weapons from a distance. “If something is obstructing the flow of that radiation, for example a weapon, the device will highlight that object,” Kelly said. A video image aired at a Police Foundation breakfast Wednesday showed an officer, clad in a New York

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That´s nice.

Is there a device to scan politicians for brains, or souls?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jonr, 1/23/2013 11:31:58 PM     (No. 9135565)

God only knows what kind of damage/radiation this will direct into our bodies!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: antidem, 1/23/2013 11:48:25 PM     (No. 9135584)

And here I thought citizens were protected from unreasonable search and seizure.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/23/2013 11:52:14 PM     (No. 9135590)

Goodbye, 2nd Amendment.
Goodbye, 4th Amendment.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/24/2013 12:26:55 AM     (No. 9135628)

Exactly #3...totally UnConstitutional!! Are we going to have to start wearing coats of metal mesh???

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/24/2013 12:28:04 AM     (No. 9135629)

When we get an xray, the tech leaves the room to avoid radiation zaps... Now we´ll be zapped on street corners?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/24/2013 1:26:01 AM     (No. 9135698)

Next they´ll be heating the gun up to burn a hole in the person´s side.If they´re legally registered,they´ll get a letter of apology.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Antiquegolf, 1/24/2013 2:27:42 AM     (No. 9135728)

A variation of this X-ray device coming to big brother drones near you. The drones, on gun detection missions, hover over your house and X-ray it. If firearms are located, you get a big letter. If you ignore it, a phone call, followed up with a knock on the door. How far fetched is my thinking? Posters let me know if I´ve slipped into the crackpot realm.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: proximo, 1/24/2013 7:11:12 AM     (No. 9135859)

Folks, nothing in this article talks about this device emitting radiation. From the description it appears to be a passive sensor detecting radiation naturally emitted by the body.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: erv, 1/24/2013 7:38:49 AM     (No. 9135893)

One does not, or should not, give up their right to privacy just because they walk down a street. This will probably be another waist of tax dollars when the courts, hopefully, rule that this is unconstitutional.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/24/2013 8:10:32 AM     (No. 9135955)

Sounds like it will be similar to infra-red cameras. It will focus in on your cold, dead hands.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/24/2013 8:16:29 AM     (No. 9135971)

NYPD Commissioner says department
will begin testing a new high-tech
device that violates the Fourth Amendment


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Reply 12 - Posted by: MickTurn, 1/24/2013 10:17:02 AM     (No. 9136235)

Radiation? Who that uses such a device really cares if they kill you with the radiation? It´s all about the misguided morons treating citizens like crap. Aren´t you used to it by now?



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Reply 13 - Posted by: veritas, 1/24/2013 11:57:20 AM     (No. 9136528)

Well, recalling that the "real purpose" of all this hoopla "is" keeping us, and our kids especially, safe from wackos, I suggest using two readily-available systems now present everywhere in the US.

a. criminal records files: almost every perp has an encyclopedic rap-sheet on file

b. the courts: start imposing real sentences for the crimes on those rap sheets; they´ll get much shorter as the perps are locked up and not running loose, and we´ll have far fewer instances of innocents attacked, maimed, or killed on the 25th, 30th, or 40th arrest!

OP: Such a device would have fewer applications than a unicorn-horn buffer.

#8 is correct -- passive. Often-respected #11 is correct also.

#10: Ouch, but well-put. Thanks.

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