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It looks like something out of a video game, but this monstrous machine could come in very handy for breaking up prison fights.
The Assault Intervention Device (AID) emits an invisible laser-like beam to trigger a brief but painful burning sensation and has been touted as a new type of Taser gun.
Officials plan to set up the machine in a detention centre dormitory in Castaic, California, although it has not yet been given the green light by its federal sponsor.
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Originally posted by randomname
aren't tasers a form of cruel and unusual punishment. didn't the vietcong use a crude form of taser technology to punish and interrogate pows, attaching prongs to the skin and delivering jolts of electricity.
tasers are a form of torture, they should only be used on armed suspects who resist arrest. anyone who isn't armed should use good old fashioned police work and tackle suspects down. if its a mismatch wait for backup.
Originally posted by MemoryShock
This is actually not a new story...but I am concerned about other applications....
Originally posted by smurfy
Relentless said it all really, it could be blinding and that is not dealt with in the article. It takes experts to perform a laser treament on the eye, and they want to give this to guards!!edit on 13-2-2011 by smurfy because: Add text.