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Next-generation handcuffs deliver electric shocks, drugs to detainees
Digital Trends ^ | 10 December 2012 | Mike Flacy

Posted on 12/24/2012 11:18:05 AM PST by JOAT

Definitely an interesting, if not controversial, invention for the field of law enforcement, a new set of handcuffs delivers electric shocks like a taser.

Covered in detail on Patent Bolt recently, a patent application for an advanced set of handcuffs was published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark office during late November 2012. Filed by a group called Scottsdale Inventions during late 2010, technology that could potentially go into the handcuff design includes an accelerometer, a location sensing device, a microphone; a camera and a biometric sensor to measure a detainee’s physical state. However, the group has also designed the handcuffs to house electrodes that would deliver an electric shock to a detainee.

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In addition to the electrodes, the patent details a “substance delivery system” that’s designed to administer anything from medication to irritants. Delivery systems include a “moveable needle” for liquids or a “gas injection system” to deliver a paralytic or sedative. Similar to the data collected regarding incidents of electric shocks, it’s likely that the device will record instances where substances are delivered to detainees.

The handcuffs do include a warning system that would alert the detainee that the delivery of a shock or substance is imminent unless behavior was corrected. The patent outlines a red LED warning light on the device that would turn on in addition to a small speaker that would emit a loud tone before the device is activated.

The patent also details the possibility of using location data to keep the detainee in a specific area or away from another detainee.

Read more at link, also pics.

(Excerpt) Read more at digitaltrends.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; donutwatch; jbt
Our benevolent overlords sure love anything related to control!
1 posted on 12/24/2012 11:18:12 AM PST by JOAT
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To: JOAT

The “Bondage” crowd is salivating right now!


2 posted on 12/24/2012 11:21:50 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: JOAT

3 posted on 12/24/2012 11:22:16 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Flick Lives

Yes, and besides Star Trek, I thought of the Arnold flick with the explosive collars if you strayed out of the control area.


4 posted on 12/24/2012 11:24:12 AM PST by JOAT
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie
Everything you think, do and say
Is in the pill you took today
5 posted on 12/24/2012 11:25:56 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: JOAT

6 posted on 12/24/2012 11:30:05 AM PST by stormer
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To: JOAT

Sounds like a law suit to me.


7 posted on 12/24/2012 11:30:39 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: JOAT
"Waterboarding terrorists is out of the question, but we can do anything we want to ordinary citizens."
8 posted on 12/24/2012 11:31:21 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Romans used to cut the tendons behind the knees to keep slaves from ‘running’ away....


9 posted on 12/24/2012 11:31:54 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Flick Lives

You beat me to it!


10 posted on 12/24/2012 11:34:10 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: billorites
The year was 2525.

YouTube: In the Year 2525

11 posted on 12/24/2012 11:36:19 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Law suits assume you still have ‘rights!’


12 posted on 12/24/2012 11:37:43 AM PST by JOAT
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To: JOAT

Paybacks are a b*tch...


13 posted on 12/24/2012 11:41:11 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"Waterboarding terrorists is out of the question, but we can do anything we want to ordinary citizens."

Exactly.

In fact, I think the real target has been us all along.

Playing in the sand box was preparation and training to crack hard, resistant enclaves of the real eventual enemy...patriots.

14 posted on 12/24/2012 11:42:07 AM PST by JOAT
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To: Flick Lives

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dnZHea_TI0


15 posted on 12/24/2012 11:42:54 AM PST by GraceG
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To: rockrr
When the time comes, the 'enforcers' of tyranny are going to discover the error of their ways.

True.

16 posted on 12/24/2012 11:44:11 AM PST by JOAT
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

There was a syfi story called, “The Ring” about a device
like this, go out of an area, immobilized, attempt to
remove immobilized, etc. The hero was eventually in an
accident that removed his finger and so was free of
the device. Don’t know the author.


17 posted on 12/24/2012 11:46:23 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: JOAT

and exactly where do police get the medical licenses they need to administer drugs? Talk about dangerous and stupid.


18 posted on 12/24/2012 11:46:26 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: JOAT

When you’re born, they just implant it in your neck
and you’re good to go.


19 posted on 12/24/2012 11:48:39 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: GeronL
Citizen, you fail to recognize the intent of your benevolent overlords.

Additionally, 'dangerous' has been thoroughly discussed by your local panel of Obamacare experts, so be calm.

20 posted on 12/24/2012 11:50:05 AM PST by JOAT
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To: JOAT

“Our benevolent overlords sure love anything related to control!”

But they better darn sure never catch you waterboarding somebody...especially someone in a turban.


21 posted on 12/24/2012 11:52:11 AM PST by moovova
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To: tet68
When you’re born, they just implant it in your neck and you’re good to go.

Oh, that's all well and good for the new drill thrawls smarty-pants, but what are you gonna do with the old curmudgeons?

Obviously a SOLUTION is needed, and these cuffs can aid with the final solution to 'those people.'

22 posted on 12/24/2012 11:53:27 AM PST by JOAT
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To: moovova
especially someone in a turban.

Of course.

Because people sporting towels are not the enemy of this government.

You are.

23 posted on 12/24/2012 11:55:22 AM PST by JOAT
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ah, but we DO waterboard terrorists. Which is exactly why they’ll be doing it to the rest of us too.


24 posted on 12/24/2012 11:55:43 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: JOAT
An example below of a different lind of control tool. Frm the Japanese movie "Battle Royale". If you check further, the nect thing can be activated by a person with a remote control to basically explode and sever you neck blood vessels.


25 posted on 12/24/2012 11:56:59 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: billorites

My brother had that album, Zagger and Evans or some such?


26 posted on 12/24/2012 12:02:46 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: GeronL
>"where do police get the medical licenses they need to administer drugs? "

Interstate commerce clause.

27 posted on 12/24/2012 12:05:27 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: JOAT

I don’t think this design will amount to anything. The modern cuff design has stuck in part because it’s very simple to use, and also very durable. When you start adding more moving parts and gadgets, you have more points of failure, and more things can go wrong when you are trying to get these things on an uncooperative person.


28 posted on 12/24/2012 12:06:07 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: JOAT

Sounds like an inspired and brilliant idea to me.


29 posted on 12/24/2012 12:08:45 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Boogieman
The modern cuff design has stuck in part because it’s very simple to use, and also very durable.

Agreed.

If your intention is a standard arrest, conventional cuffs are just the ticket.

On the other hand, if you have neutralized a cell of folks that need to be made an example of, parading them around prior to an eventual execution might be beneficial to creating a controllable environment. Nothing like watching your hero contort with Tased energy.

And the 'enemy' (a.k.a. us) can't stage a rescue, because with a push of a button, you can inject your prize with a lethal dose of whatever you like.

30 posted on 12/24/2012 12:14:19 PM PST by JOAT
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To: Cyman
Sounds like an inspired and brilliant idea to me.

Me too, as long as I'm the one holding the control fob.

31 posted on 12/24/2012 12:18:13 PM PST by JOAT
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“The “Bondage” crowd is salivating right now!”

HA! You beat me to it. Well done!


32 posted on 12/24/2012 12:20:21 PM PST by DemforBush (You might very well think that. I could not *possibly* comment.)
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To: JOAT

“Running Man”.

go to far and your head blows off.


33 posted on 12/24/2012 12:21:03 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: JOAT

This won’t fly.

The simple comparison is to the shock belt, which was going to be all the rage some years ago. A belt with handcuffs, so if a defendant misbehaved in court, he could be administered a paralyzing electrical jolt by remote control.

Well, this was all well and good, except there was more than one signalling device. The judge had one, the prosecutor had one, and perhaps the bailiff had one. Trouble was that you couldn’t tell which one of them pushed the button.

And there is just enough sadism in the criminal justice system so that if you were given one of these belts, you were likely to be shocked, at least once. And not necessarily for a good reason.

So it was decided that such belts should not be used.


34 posted on 12/24/2012 12:25:25 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: tet68
When you’re born, they just implant it in your neck and you’re good to go.

You mean like a Vorta Termination Implant...

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Termination_implant

Yup, they would love that control over us wouldn't they...

35 posted on 12/24/2012 12:27:24 PM PST by GraceG
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To: JOAT
Oh, that's all well and good for the new drill thrawls smarty-pants, but what are you gonna do with the old curmudgeons?

Obviously a SOLUTION is needed, and these cuffs can aid with the final solution to 'those people.'

Oh they will just mandate that any medical procedure for anyone over 50 is to be denied, even if the old geezer pays for it themselves...

Eventually they will lower that age to 30 then have "forced euthanasia"....

Then they can make sure all the young-uns have implants...

36 posted on 12/24/2012 12:29:30 PM PST by GraceG
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
So it was decided that such belts should not be used.

Clearly, the people who made this decision lacked a certain 'zest' required for this new era of governance.

Remember, the Constitution is just "da^&ed piece of paper" according to a former president.

So any former notions of you possessing 'rights' are a quaint throwback to a simpler time.

37 posted on 12/24/2012 12:35:56 PM PST by JOAT
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To: JOAT
Once you are detained in cuffs you should no longer be shot at, tazed, beaten by clubs, or attacked by dogs. But, feel free to shackle "runners" or put the helmet on "spitters". And before you are cuffed its all fair game. And under no circumstance should drugs be used to subdue a cuffed person who you have NO idea what drugs he is already on.
38 posted on 12/24/2012 12:48:04 PM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: JOAT

Maybe, but I think they’d find out with that scenario, that anything you give to a prisoner, that prisoner will try to find a way to use for their own purposes. They’ll figure out a way to tamper with them and shock each other or get the drugs out, or something.


39 posted on 12/24/2012 1:33:09 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“And there is just enough sadism in the criminal justice system so that if you were given one of these belts, you were likely to be shocked, at least once.”

It’s not just the criminal justice system, it’s humanity in general. They did studies with grad students given the power to shock each other, and they all very quickly adapted to using that power sadistically.

Yet, we ignore what we know of human nature and give cops tazers, knowing they’ll be used for torture.


40 posted on 12/24/2012 1:44:16 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Wolfie
Ah, but we DO waterboard terrorists.

The CIA claims Zero Dark Thirty lies.

41 posted on 12/24/2012 3:33:31 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: tet68

Jack Vance has a similar story, the Durdane trilogy from the early 70s.

“The land of Shant on the planet Durdane is ruled by a purposely anonymous dictator called the Anome or Faceless Man. He maintains control by virtue of the torc, a ring of explosive placed around the neck of every adult in Shant.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durdane_series

Freegards


42 posted on 12/24/2012 3:45:34 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: Boogieman

Two things, first most cops prefer tasers, because guns only have three modes, holstered, brandished, and shooting; but the vast majority of what they do needs something intermediate to that. Other weapons, like a billy club or a tonfa, have their own problems as well.

As far as the Milgram experiment, of giving shocks, while that was a basic breakthrough, there is much, much more to that psychology.

For example, individual action vs. mob action, “identity known” action vs. anonymous action, and one I have been very surprised by, is what I would call “Internet mob mentality”.

In a forum like FR, most posters are well behaved, with just some minimal moderation. But in other forums, anonymous posters can turn vicious, given the right subject.

One that impressed me was a discussion about crime and punishment, where posters were almost in a contest of how sadistic they could be towards prisoners, and their approval of the sadism of others. Torture such as flogging, branding, amputation, and the death penalty for even petty crimes. Some showed twisted creativity in this.

But it also raised the question of were they just too inhibited to propose this in person to someone else, or if they found the peer approval they wanted, were they serious about these things?


43 posted on 12/24/2012 4:26:47 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: JOAT

Indeed.


44 posted on 12/25/2012 9:06:15 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“But it also raised the question of were they just too inhibited to propose this in person to someone else, or if they found the peer approval they wanted, were they serious about these things?”

I think it’s a mixture of two phenomena: first, there are those who were serious, and simply found an opportunity to express unorthodox views without being rejected, and second, there are those who may not have been serious, but just jumped on the bandwagon because of mob mentality.

You see similar stuff with something like the Occupy Wall Street protestors. The committed anarchists and radicals latch on to it as an opportunity to voice their extreme views in a welcoming environment, and the hipster hangers-on just mostly parrot those views, because they think it will make them look cool and help them pick up protestor chicks.


45 posted on 12/25/2012 9:18:19 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“Two things, first most cops prefer tasers, because guns only have three modes, holstered, brandished, and shooting; but the vast majority of what they do needs something intermediate to that. Other weapons, like a billy club or a tonfa, have their own problems as well.”

Yes, the idea of giving police a nonlethal, but effective weapon, was a noble one. I just think the decision that the Tazer is the right weapon for that job is not well thought-out, and perhaps, lacking a better alternative, the idea itself may prove to be mistaken.

Previously, without the tazer available, the police officer had more limited options if they encountered some noncompliance. They could either try to talk to the subject and reason with them, or perhaps intimidate them into cooperating, or they could escalate to getting physical with the club and restraining holds, or ultimately, escalate to the use of firearms. Now, they have what seems like a much easier option, of escalating to the tazer.

The result of this, as far as I can see, is that the officers are not as hesistant to escalate the situation anymore, since they see the tazer as a “humane”, nonlethal escalation. So, in situations which they previously might have defused with patience and communication, they will most likely not exercise such patience, and will just taze the subject into compliance. It seems to me, at least with many cops, this rushing to escalate, just to end a situation quickly, is becoming habitual, and it can have unintended consequences.


46 posted on 12/25/2012 9:31:37 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

That it might be abused by the police is always a concern, but there is the flip side to that argument, that far too often, reason and argument are not at issue at all.

That is, talk to street cops and they will probably admit to fisticuffs far too often, drunks who are so drunk they can’t even see the gun pointed at them and want to wrestle. And some types of druggies that will take half a dozen cops to take down enough to handcuff.

And this takes serious wear and tear on a cop, because even if you win fight after fight, the little injuries add up over time.

Sometimes raw emotions are just as blinding as are alcohol and drugs. This is why cops don’t like domestic fights, because anyone on the scene can suddenly turn on you, individually or as a group.

So bottom line is that a Taser is just a tool, like a gun, club, pepper spray, etc. It’s up to the cop whether they are used appropriately or abusively.


47 posted on 12/25/2012 9:49:41 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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