NYPD Developing Scanners To Detect Concealed Weapons

Skeleton ScannerVia the Gothamist:

Presumably sick of all the bleeding heart liberals whining about civil rights, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has devised an elegant solution to sidestep the controversy over his department’s stop and frisk policy. Speaking at a State of the NYPD breakfast this morning, Kelly announced that the NYPD is developing a kind of infrared technology that will enable police officers to detect whether individuals are carrying guns under their clothing. Sure, it’s not as badass as shooting down a plane, but at least cops will finally be able to see what’s under our clothes without having to get out of their cars.

The mechanism, which the NYPD is developing with help from the U.S. Department of Defense, currently only works at a short range of three or four feet. But 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,” as the Post puts it.

The device detects the radiation emitting from a person’s body, and it can’t penetrate metal, so a concealed gun can be spotted from the image captured by the detector’s lens …

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7 Comments on "NYPD Developing Scanners To Detect Concealed Weapons"

  1. New York, home of what? Home of the banking industry, home of the stock market, home of all corruption.  Home of every political criminal. They make gun laws that affects citizens but does not affect them.  They still carry guns they say you are not qualified to own and carry. Doesn’t this seem wrong? It sure does.      You can’t have the stick but I can?  What makes them any better than the rest of us.

  2. America is being terrorized by the people that were elected to protect the people.   There is no mistake, they are fucking the very people they serve.

  3. Mr Willow | Jan 19, 2012 at 3:03 am |

    Oh, joy, more surveillance equipment. I wonder how long it will be before they find out it causes cancer. . . 

  4. Calypso_1 | Jan 19, 2012 at 9:41 am |

    There’s a real easy solution for this – 50 state open carry.  Plus the stupid scanner is just IR – equip yourself with a small heating device to maintain the piece at body temp.

  5. If this is constitutional, then by all rights we should be able to design an IR device that scans NYPD officers for tiny penises. 

  6. Dragonfyre | Jan 23, 2012 at 8:59 pm |

    Welcome to the ever increasing police state!

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