Posted 3 years ago on Jan. 17, 2012, 11:48 p.m. EST by freakyfriday
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Here;s something conservatives and OWS;ers should unite to fight. It's in development.
excerpt: The New York Post reported that the device has been undergoing development for the past three years for the streets of New York City.
The device will be mounted on the top of NYPD vans and will shoot rays at a suspect or scan the streets for weapons.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said it currently only works at a short range – from around three to four feet away from a person.
'This can be done from a short range,' Kelly said. 'We want a distance of at least 25 meters.'
Kelly said the department is working with the U.S. Department of Defense to develop the device.
The gadget would mean the NYPD would no longer have to stop and frisk those suspected of carrying weapons - a practice which rocketed by 13 per cent last year.
Yet there are also concerns that the gadget could be an invasion of privacy as they show an outline of a suspect's body - similar to 'naked' body scanners used in airports.