Oh what fun it is to fly

by twit

Thank you Consumerist:

[T]he EMD Safety Bracelet from Lamperd Less Lethal is designed to make flying a fun experience once again. Just check out everything it can do:

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.

That made my eye twitch. and then on April 18, 2008, Wired reports:

This is the worst air travel security idea I’ve heard of in a long time.

A Canadian company called Lamperd Less Lethal is promoting the EMD Safety Bracelet. It’s equipped with electro muscular disruption technology, which effectively short-circuits the central nervous system. Zap someone and they’ll be completely immobile for several minutes.

The technology isn’t new — cops and security guards have been using it for years in tasers. What’s new is the marketing approach. Lamperd is hawking the EMD bracelet as the ideal tool for fighting terrorists intent on taking over an airplane.

And they’re doing so with a blatantly exploitive promotional video.

Fucking horrible.

The video starts with unnecessary footage of 9/11, mugshots of terrorists and a deep-voiced, somber narrator explaining that current airport security equipment doesn’t work.

Do you want the lush in 36D getting his hands on what is essentially a bracelet-mounted stun gun?

um. No, but thanks for the hard sell.


One Response to Oh what fun it is to fly

  1. Jeff says:

    This is the same technology as is employed in the Taser guns, which to date have killed over a thousand people that never got the opportunity to have their day in court. This is one more step toward “martial law” where the military has the right to enact immediate deadly force, without trials by judge or jury.
    We have got to start standing up for our rights as citizens, and demand that justice be served. We have a criminal regime in charge of America today. It is not legitimate. And, as long as they’re in charge, they’ll continue to wage this war against our privacy, and our freedom.
    One day, we will all have to stand before God, and to give an account of our lives.
    Fear God, not men!

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