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NEW YORK – The New York Police Department is looking into adapting futuristic technology that would allow officers' guns to recognize one another in an effort to avoid the type of friendly fire that left a cop dead last week.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly asked his inner circle to compile a list of department initiatives that would help prevent confrontations between fellow officers. Omar J. Edwards, 25, was killed May 28 as he chased a burglary suspect. Edwards had just left work and was dressed in street clothes and had his service weapon drawn. Three plainclothes detectives came u
Originally posted by bismarcksea
COOL.....Now all I need is a "Friend" transmitter on my gun and I can go on a serious rampage and not a cop in town will be able to shoot me!!!
Bad idea already........
Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
This idea is ludicrous, there would have to be some kind of RFID or something for them to recognize each other.
Wouldn't take long for somebody to figure out the frequency. Then rob a bank and lock up all the polices weapons from firing.
How about teaching their officers to not be some trigger happy?