Originally posted by dgtempe
The most terrifying part of this is FLIGHT ATTENDANTS will be controlling this!!!!! I worked for Delta Airlines for years and beleive me when i tell
you, you dont want those whackjobs controlling any of these toys!!
This is insanity. Just thinking about what those flight attendants, both men and women are capable of doing makes the hair on my neck stand up!
In the 80's i flew many times as an employee and my job was to acess those people and their service. I have stories that would curl your hair
WITHOUT A TASER.
[edit on 23-3-2008 by dgtempe]
Well, I was a flight attendant for 6 years at Western Airlines. In all those years, I saw only ONE flight attendant who had issues or an attitude that
was/were whacked out. We worked hard, were polite to passengers, no matter how they treated us and did our best to make sure everyone was comfortable
Yes, a F/A gone whacky could happen where their control issues go overboard. But it wasn't something that happens everyday. We had to deal with
drunken passengers throwing up on others, extreme rudeness and even physical safety when a passenger decided to assault us once in awhile. We worked
sometimes 16 hour days. We worked hard and had to endure all the dirty jokes about F/A's "loose morals". Most of us were married with children and
were insulted by this characterization.
I really resent you characterizing Flight Attendant's this way. It makes us all sound whacky and dangerous and it's really unfair to generalize
about any group of people.
Back on topic: I don't really think any F/A would want to have this sytem in place - we're not policemen or law enforcement officers. And as someone
else stated, it makes the F/A the very first target to go after.
Here's more in from yet another website about this:
"Crew members would be empowered with radio frequency transmitters to subdue "hijackers." The technology will override a person’s central nervous
system and zap them down quicker than you can say "Homeland Security." The company assures us that being dragged through the bracelet process is a
"small inconvenience in order to assure your safe arrival." In fact, its studies show that most people would "happily opt" for wearing the
bracelet to "insure their own security."
"The patent actually reads this:
Upon activation of the electric shock device, through receipt of an activating signal from the selectively operable remote control means, the
passenger wearing that particular bracelet receives the disabling electrical shock from the electric shock device. Accordingly, the passenger becomes
incapacitated for a few seconds or perhaps a few minutes, during which time the passenger can be fully subdued and handcuffed, if necessary. Depending
on the type of transmission medium used to send the activating signal, other passengers may also become temporarily incapacitated, which is
undesirable and unfortunate, but may be unavoidable."
"Lamperd even posts a series of letters on its website showing interest in the product for use "outside of airport security," which, of course, is
the real reason for the product. Why it can be used for border control to subdue illegal aliens or by local law enforcement agencies to control the