Wednesday, July 09, 2008

TSA: Occupied by Stalinists

Until I read this item, I thought the "Nancy Pelosi-Stasi" bit was the most unbelievable news of the day.

A senior government official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expressed great interest in a so-called safety bracelet that would serve as a stun device, similar to that of a police Taser®. According to this promotional video found at the Lamperd Less Lethal, Inc. website, the bracelet would be worn by all airline passengers (video also shown below).

This bracelet would:

• take the place of an airline boarding pass
• contain personal information about the traveler
• be able to monitor the whereabouts of each passenger and his/her luggage
• shock the wearer on command, completely immobilizing him/her for several minutes

The 'senior official' must have come from the old DEA organization, which was the dumping grounds for unstable FBI wannabees, otherwise-unemployable-nephews of elected officials, and random psychotics.


Thomas Joseph said...

If they're looking for even more reasons to cut down on people flying, they're doing a bangup job. I'd rather literally drive cross-country than have to subject myself to this nonsense.

BigT said...

Might be a good tool to help improve MPS attendance.

Amy said...

Because what the airlines want is a way for an unruly passenger, an unbalanced flight attending or a TERRORIST to have the means to subdue an entire plane of people at the push of a button.

Also - who gets sued if the thing malfuctions and shocks someone without warrant? Or if the bracelets are hacked and personal information stolen?

grumps said...

Um, Amy? The TSA isn't an airline group. That's your government at work there. There was no TSA until GWB got into office.