The State’s New Toy: Star Wars Laser Gun With a Joystick

Sunday, February 26, 2012
Posted in category police state

It’s called the assault intervention device, and it is being tested in the Los Angeles County jail.

The device, developed by Raytheon, is controlled by a joystick and computer monitor and emits a beam about the size of a CD up to distances of about 100 feet.

The energy traveling at the speed of light penetrates the skin up to 1/64 of an inch deep. No one can stand being in the beam’s path for more than about three seconds, Mike Booen of Raytheon told the Daily News.

You must watch the video to see what this contraption looks like.  The device is made by Raytheon, an arm of the state that supplies the warfare-homeland security-cybersecurity complex. Note the question to readers/commenters at the end of the story:  “Do you think this is a controversial weapon with the potential for major misuse and abuse, or is it just another way to restore order in our prisons?” Oh certainly, no potential for abuse there… Thanks to Australian reader Joe Lee for the link.

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2 Responses to The State’s New Toy: Star Wars Laser Gun With a Joystick

  1. Jeannie Queenie says:

    February 26th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Oh Joy, another shtick of uncie sammie to keep the masses in control at the big house..better yet, they could use it at the white house which although big, isn’t keeping the keepers behind bars, even though there is enough to put them all in stripes for a long time starting with Pelosi Galore. Hey, they can do the “Beam me up Scottie’ thing all they want on each other, I take my ‘beam me up scottie’ in this fashion. Take your prettiest cocktail glass and layer these…..

    1/3 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur
    1/3 oz banana liqueur
    1/3 oz Irish cream

    Have a half dozen or so of these and you won’t have to think about how the morons of the world are trying to turn us into them and make us all with craniums that are 1/64th removed from gourd.
    Read more: Beam Me Up Scottie recipe

  2. CarolineB says:

    March 3rd, 2012 at 11:44 am

    oh joy. they’re using involuntary human test subjects to boot.  troubling on about a kazillion levels.

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