Feds testing strobe-like 'puke-ray' to subdue suspects

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Feds testing strobe-like 'puke-ray' to subdue suspects
MIMI HALL and ERIC MORENO, USA TODAY
Darth Vader take note: The Homeland Security Department is aiming to arm federal agents with a light-saber weapon emitting a dazzling strobe that would subdue criminals, terrorists and even unruly airline passengers. It's the latest government effort to develop a non-lethal weapon - in this case, a powerful beam of light that temporarily blinds anyone who looks into it.

"The light could be used to make a bad guy turn away or shut his eyes, giving authorities enough time to tackle the suspect and apply the cuffs, all while sparing the lives of passersby, hostages or airline passengers," according to a description of the device from the Homeland Security Department's science and technology division.

Program manager Gerald Kirwin says Homeland Security has so far invested $1 million for testing of the LED (light-emitting diode) Incapacitator. It is being developed by a Torrance, Calif., company, Intelligent Optical Systems, and it will be tested on volunteers at Pennsylvania State University's Institute of Non-Lethal Defense Technologies this fall.
More here http://indystar.gns.gannett.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070809/TECH03/708090306/1001/TECH

Interesting, this story was on AOL news about 20 minutes ago. Now it's gone. It says missing page. This was the link, strange: http://news.aol.com/story/_a/feds-consider-light-saber-weapon/20070808084809990001
 
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Fr. Dougal

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"The light could be used to make a bad guy turn away or shut his eyes, giving authorities enough time to tackle the suspect and apply the cuffs, all while sparing the lives of passersby, hostages or airline passengers," according to a description of the device from the Homeland Security Department's science and technology division.
Right. And some innocent bystander will be a nosy nelly and stare into the light as well... and fall to the ground... then sue the fed who had the device for millions -- and win.
 

NuttyJim

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is this your work martian virus?
 

LiddyRules

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It sounds good until they go after someone tripping on Ecstasy. Then it's a party.
 

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Maybe we should first test it on politicians that lie, cheat, or steal.
 

NuttyJim

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that'll be a long day....