Skip to comments.NYPD to Receive 'T-Ray' Vision to Detect Concealed Firearms
Posted on 01/24/2013 5:26:22 PM PST by haffast
The New York Police Department is testing a new device that can detect firearms concealed beneath layers of clothing.
Dubbed T-Ray, the machine detects terahertz radiation, a high-frequency electromagnetic natural energy that is emitted by people. It also detects the presence of hidden metal from a distance, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The boxy machine can be hidden in a vehicle, allowing officers to discreetly scan their target and may provide an alternative to the NYPD's reliance on the controversial tactic of stop-and-frisk, where officers routinely search large numbers of men in high-crime areas, AFP reported.
The program is being paid for by the U.S. Department of Defense, said Browne, who described the machine as a "multimillion dollar device, although he wouldn't specify its cost.
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Got a plate and pins holding your assets together? Be prepared to say hello to your new friends in NYC.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
How is this a legal search?
Any law in NYC against carrying a pair of vice grips in a jacket pocket? Nothing makes it worthless faster than a few hundred thousand false positives.
Didn’t Superman live in New York? Why not have Bloomturd hire him instead. Wouldn’t have to pay him. He could work 24/7, and he wouldn’t have to carry a 5 shot gun.
Wait till the first guy gets his Johnson and nuts fried off.
i don’t believe it is.
they will argue it’s akin to a cop driving in a parking lot scanning plates for possible offenders.
Interesting that DOD is providing this.
License plates are meant to be seen.
CCW items are not.....
From a recent New York Times poll (August 2012), most NYC residents are in favor of the "Stop And Frisk" policy although most of them think it unfairly targets minorities. Moreover, and overwhelming majority believes that the NYPD favors whites over all other ethnic groups.
However, most people in NYC -- including minorities -- believe that the NYPD handles race relations appropriately and that both the mayor and the police commissioner have both positive approval ratings and race relations approval numbers.
Conclusion: Statistics show overwhelming odds are that if you're a New York City resident, you're essentially a F&*#ing idiot.
Pray tell, what frequency are we talking about here, just innocently asking.
Amazing how people can be conditioned.
Would you believe frequencies near 1 THz ( = 10^12 cycles/second)? Which is why they are called terahertz rays? They are in between far infrared and microwave frequencies, having submillimeter wavelengths.
Use of thermal imagers to detect grow operations was thrown out by the Supreme Court. I would expect the same here.
More like using microwave radar to look inside the trunks.
1. A lot of frog-in-the-pot stuff is going on now, while everyone is pretty much paying attention to other stuff (think sleight-of hand).
2. Chainmail needs to make a comeback.
Do you mean, interesting as in the Posse Comitatus act prohibiting use of military methods for domestic law enforcement purposes?
No way it is legal. Terry v. Ohio is pretty clear when an officer can search a person for a weapon. They can’t claim plain view because they are using equipment to see where they can’t normally. But, in this day and age, it is a toss up whether the courts will uphold the 4th amendment.
I wonder how long it will take some bright boy to design a devise that can both detect and confuse the police device. The best would be false positives all over the place.
“terahertz radiation, a high-frequency electromagnetic natural energy”
I did a google and there isn’t much definitive about it but it supposedly is less dangerous then x-rays.