The mechanism, which the NYPD is developing with help from the U.S. Department of Defense, using infrared technology currently only works at a short range of three or four feet. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly thinks they can improve it to scan citizens from a distance of up to 25 meters away. He announced this morning that the gadget will be mounted on NYPD vans with “the infrared rays shooting up the street at the person”.
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Meh the constitution is outdated anyway *sarcasm*. I doubt this will actually come to fruition… we’ll see though. If this technology does happen to squeak through and is implemented I hope everyone in NYC carries around gun shaped pieces of metal just to mess with the cops.
Hat tip: Mark, Ben, Kyle