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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”.

Full story – HERE

Meh the constitution is outdated anyway *sarcasm*.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.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Mark, Ben, Kyle

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There isn’t too much Will Ferrell comedy I’ve seen that I didn’t like. In fact, not too long ago I re-watched a few episodes of “Eastbound & Down” (killer show btw.. you can buy Season 1 on Amazon if you want), and was laughing at his role as “Ashley Shaffer” the white haired owner of a BMW dealership.  Danny McBride who plays the main character “Kenny Powers” is priceless.

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In 15 years as an NYPD undercover cop, “Stevie Gunz” spent Sundays kneeling in the presence of the Lord. The rest of the week found the preacher’s son knee-deep among sinners.

The now-retired cop flaunted the colors of the Crips and the Bloods, buying dope and sawed-off shotguns while working the city’s streets and housing projects in a bulletproof T-shirt.

Before turning in his shield two years back, the native New Yorker earned his nickname by helping take nearly 500 guns off the street, testifying at 55 trials – and never firing his gun once.

Full Story – HERE

Worth the read. It’s part 1 of a 3 part series… I’ll post the rest when they come out.

Interesting chart presented in the article (shown below)… I can’t say I’m surprised at any of the guns on the list:

I am a little surprised no rifles made the list though.

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New York City – Cops are livid over a legislative proposal that could handcuff the brave officers involved in life-and-death confrontations every day — requiring them to shoot gun-wielding suspects in the arm or leg rather than shoot to kill, The Post has learned.

Full Story – HERE

LOL when I read that I double checked that I was on a legitimate news site, not some satire website.

Vice President Joe Biden, who scoffed and suggested it be dubbed “The John Wayne Bill” because it demands sharp-shooting skills of the kind only seen in movies.

I don’t agree with Joe Biden often, but he is right on the money with that statement!

A big problem with laws like this is the fact that the court system is going to be even more clogged up with family’s trying to get rich off suing the police because their son etc… should have been shot in the arm or leg… he shouldn’t have had to die!

Also, It appears that no one that is proposing this new bill has any idea how the human body works. There are arteries all over the arms and legs, and if you get hit in any one of those you are on your way to dying very quickly.

Nothing like giving criminals more rights :roll:

If this passes, I bet lots of cops will decide to retire early.

(The picture I used in this article is the same one that the NYpost used.  Pretty interesting grip the guy is using,  the old “2nd hand holding the wrist” hahah nice.)

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