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NYPD Commissioner says department will begin testing a new high-tech device that scans for concealed weapons (Updated)

Get ready for scan-and-frisk.

The NYPD will soon deploy new technology allowing police to detect guns carried by criminals without using the typical pat-down procedure, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday.
The department just received a machine that reads terahertz — the natural energy emitted by people and inanimate objects — and allows police to view concealed weapons from a distance.

“If something is obstructing the flow of that radiation, for example a weapon, the device will highlight that object,” Kelly said.
A video image aired at a Police Foundation breakfast Wednesday showed an officer, clad in a New York Jets jersey and jeans, with the shape of a hidden gun clearly visible under his clothing when viewed through the device.

The department will begin testing the high-tech device for use on the street. The device is small enough to be placed in a police vehicle or stationed at a street corner where gunplay has occurred in the past.

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ecorob's picture

if they could figure out how to scan for concealed carry...

permits it would be a whole lot cheaper!

here's a novel idea....ask?

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Good lord!

New York is getting worse by the day!

what's a concealed weapon?

the cordless dewalt in my backpack? a pipe wrench under coat?

what if I simply want to carry a piece of plate steel in the shape of a glock?(for whatever reason)

what law have I broken?

NYPD Officers Complaining?

...that stopping and frisking everyone is too physically exhausting?