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posted on Dec, 28 2008 @ 10:00 PM
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US police could get


www.newscientist.com< br />

The research arm of the US Department of Justice is working on two portable non-lethal weapons that inflict pain from a distance using beams of laser light or microwaves, with the intention of putting them into the hands of police to subdue suspects.

The two devices under development by the civilian National Institute of Justice both build on knowledge gained from the Pentagon's controversial Active Denial System (ADS) - first demonstrated in public last year, which uses a 2-metre beam of short microwaves to heat up the outer layer of a person's skin and cause pain
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posted on Dec, 28 2008 @ 10:00 PM
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As if Tasers weren't bad enoug, now there goimg to have these?! StormTroopers for the new EMPIRE.
. Wonder what their uniforms are going to look like? LOL.. Real life meets sci-fi.

"Torture concerns

The effect of microwave beams on humans has been investigated for years, but there is little publicly available research on the effects of PHaSR-type lasers on humans. The attraction of using a laser is that it can be less bulky than a microwave device.

Human rights groups say that equipping police with such weapons would add to the problems posed by existing "non-lethals" such as Tasers. Security expert Steve Wright at Leeds Metropolitan University describes the new weapons as "torture at the touch of a button"."



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posted on Dec, 28 2008 @ 10:39 PM
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