Forget pat-downs! NYPD is testing handheld X-ray device to detect concealed weapons | Mail Online
VIA Mail Online
The New York Police Department, with help from the Pentagon, is testing a new technology that will allow officers to detect concealed weapons using a handheld device.
The device, known as Terahertz Imaging Detection, would operate as a kind of X-ray scanner, measuring the energy radiating from a body up to 16 feet away and detecting anything blocking that radiation, such as a gun.
‘This technology has shown a great deal of promise as a way of detecting weapons without a physical search,’ Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said of the device, which is still being developed.
He said the device would only be used under ‘reasonably suspicious circumstances.’
The technology is being fine-tuned with the help of the Department of Defense counter-terrorism unit, which is interested in using the technology to help thwart terror attacks.
‘We have involved our attorneys as we go forward with this issue,’ Kelly said, acknowledging the privacy issues that will arise as a result of the technology.
The device could be mounted in a squad car, Kelly said, noting that making the technology portable was a priority of his.
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Posted on February 5, 2013, in 4th Amendment, Big Brother, Civil Rights, Due Process, Government Thuggery, Law Enforcement, Police State, Tyranny, U.S. Constitution and tagged Concealed carry in the United States, Kelly, New York City Police Department, Pentagon, Police commissioner, Raymond Kelly, technology, United States Department of Defense. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.