posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 03:50 PM
I have a few concerns about this.
1: Bad fliers. Some people have a general fear of flying, many people freak out before the plane has even taken off. They aren't there to cause any
problems, they simply become nervous... I repeat there are ALLOT of people like this.
You will see most of them tasered simply because they're afraid of flying. Given the nervous state they are already in, cardiac arrest is highly
2: Terrorists. This is supposed to stop them how? All they have to do is cut it off.
And another point to make, is if they tackle the remote off the crew, or find the frequency themselves, they can set off everyones taser bracelets...
preventing anyone from stopping them. Essentially, you just handed the terrorists a weapon.
3: Stupid airline crews. Yep, they're people, they make bad judgment calls. They get peeved at people... they are people just like you and I,
someone's going to be dumb enough to think settling an argument with thousands of volts is a good idea.
Most bombs these days are triggered by a high voltage surge.
... yep, you might think you're stopping him from setting off that device... in effect, you just set it off yourself. Good job.
(Or, if he wants a backup detonator, placing the bracelet on the explosives would be one heck of a backup in case you try to subdue him.)
All in all... BAD idea.
A bad idea fueled by peoples ignorance to the fact that right now, there really isn't a terrorist threat anyways.
But... as they say, a lie repeated enough times, becomes the truth to the reader.
(Don't go to the grocery store... Al-Qaeda may have planted bombs in those cereal boxes... or your car... or your children's backpacks... or your
fridge... or the sidewalk... COME ON! Wake up. Nobody has died as a result of a terrorist attack in North America since 9/11... which, statistically,
means every year since 2001, there has been a ZERO chance of being attacked by terrorists.)