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   Arizona company files for patent on hi-tech handcuffs that can remotely stun and inject drugs into a prisoner. In unrelated news, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio places record order for handcuffs

12 Dec 2012 04:25 PM   |   4994 clicks   |   Popular Science
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Apos     
Well played, subby!

12 Dec 2012 02:32 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
ACLU files suit in 5... 4... 3...

12 Dec 2012 02:38 PM
Because People in power are Stupid     
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Just to be sure: You have a prisoner in handcuffs and you need to shock them too.

What it's missing is a synchronized external video recording system so that you can have hours of entertainment watching the electrocuted, handcuffed prisoners writhe around on the floor.

12 Dec 2012 02:43 PM
trivial use of my dark powers     
What kind of drugs?

I'm asking for a friend.

12 Dec 2012 02:51 PM
Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  
I'm pretty sure the design for these was swiped from "Kung Fu Panda II".
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12 Dec 2012 02:52 PM
Apos     

Because People in power are Stupid: [img.photobucket.com image 54x11]

Just to be sure: You have a prisoner in handcuffs and you need to shock them too.

What it's missing is a synchronized external video recording system so that you can have hours of entertainment watching the electrocuted, handcuffed prisoners writhe around on the floor.



The Stanley Milgram experiment run amuck. Yikes.

12 Dec 2012 02:52 PM
minoridiot     
Isn't there a law against cruel and unusual, or did we give that up under Bush, too?

12 Dec 2012 02:56 PM
Theaetetus     

minoridiot: Isn't there a law against cruel and unusual, or did we give that up under Bush, too?


Yes, but if you do it to everyone, then it's cruel but usual, and that's just fine, according to Scalia.

12 Dec 2012 02:59 PM
Elzar     
How about upgrading with a penis dongle (but i repeat myself) which can be attached for "enhanced" interrogation techniques?

12 Dec 2012 03:01 PM
edmo    [TotalFark]  
Let's move on to the universal collar with the same function. Then people can continue to live normally until some sort of precrime is noted, like looking at Wikileaks or something, then injects them so they'll sit quietly until he police arrive.

/The machines deserve to inherit the planet.

12 Dec 2012 03:07 PM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  
As a BDSM enthusiast...WANT.

12 Dec 2012 03:07 PM
Because People in power are Stupid     

Diogenes: As a BDSM enthusiast...WANT.


TMI

12 Dec 2012 03:09 PM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  

Because People in power are Stupid: Diogenes: As a BDSM enthusiast...WANT.

TMI


Shut your mouth or I'm pushing the button again.

12 Dec 2012 03:10 PM
jehovahs witness protection     
Not in to BDSM, but I want a pair of these for my wife.

12 Dec 2012 03:28 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

jehovahs witness protection: Not in to BDSM, but I want a pair of these for my wife PENIS.

/it behaves badly often and needs to be restrained.

12 Dec 2012 04:28 PM
CygnusDarius     

Diogenes: Because People in power are Stupid: Diogenes: As a BDSM enthusiast...WANT.

TMI

Shut your mouth or I'm pushing the button again.


The safe word is "harder".

12 Dec 2012 04:29 PM
vegasj     

minoridiot: Isn't there a law against cruel and unusual, or did we give that up under Bush, too?


how cute. approaching the 5th year of Obama KEEPING Bush's policies and you are still blaming him.

awwwwwww


article related, if they are in handcuffs already... why the need of electrodes and drugs?


12 Dec 2012 04:30 PM
chuggernaught     
I'm sure those will never be abused and will never malfunction!

12 Dec 2012 04:32 PM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  

vegasj: article related, if they are in handcuffs already... why the need of electrodes and drugs?


I am disappointed by your lack of imagination.

12 Dec 2012 04:33 PM
ennuie     

Theaetetus: minoridiot: Isn't there a law against cruel and unusual, or did we give that up under Bush, too?

Yes, but if you do it to everyone, then it's cruel but usual, and that's just fine, according to Scalia.


That seems screwed up to me. I think his ruling was wrong. The punishment does not have to be both cruel and unusual, the prohibition is against cruel punishments and unusual punishments. It's like saying: "I hate red and white grapes." It probably means that I hate both red grapes, and white grapes, not that I hate red-and-white grapes.

12 Dec 2012 04:33 PM
CygnusDarius     

vegasj: minoridiot: Isn't there a law against cruel and unusual, or did we give that up under Bush, too?

how cute. approaching the 5th year of Obama KEEPING Bush's policies and you are still blaming him.

awwwwwww


article related, if they are in handcuffs already... why the need of electrodes and drugs?


For the lulz.

12 Dec 2012 04:33 PM
cgraves67     
I can see the shock part might be good if a prisoner gets ahold of a weapon, you can shock their hands numb. However, I don't think the drug injection is a good idea at all. Firstly, anesthesology is a tricky science. It should not be automated due to risk of overdosage or bad reactions. Secondly, if you knock somone out, you have to heave their dead weight around, better to make them reluctantly cooperative than unconscious.

12 Dec 2012 04:34 PM
JFarker131     
Can I get a pair of these for my headboard?

12 Dec 2012 04:34 PM
Bit'O'Gristle     

Because People in power are Stupid: [img.photobucket.com image 54x11]

Just to be sure: You have a prisoner in handcuffs and you need to shock them too.

What it's missing is a synchronized external video recording system so that you can have hours of entertainment watching the electrocuted, handcuffed prisoners writhe around on the floor.


/and your problem with this is?

12 Dec 2012 04:34 PM
PsyLord     
What could possibly go wrong... like someone figuring out the frequency and code to make those things go off?

12 Dec 2012 04:35 PM
FloydA     

Elzar: How about upgrading with a penis dongle (but i repeat myself) which can be attached for "enhanced" interrogation techniques?


Go on...

[zip]

12 Dec 2012 04:35 PM
JustACivilian     
This will help LEO professionals do a difficult job and maintain order in a challenging environment when handling collars that will not cooperate.

12 Dec 2012 04:35 PM
Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy     

chuggernaught: I'm sure those will never be abused and will never malfunction!


This.

12 Dec 2012 04:35 PM
iheartscotch     

Diogenes: Because People in power are Stupid: Diogenes: As a BDSM enthusiast...WANT.

TMI

Shut your mouth or I'm pushing the button again.


He likes it when you push the button.

/ nttawwt

12 Dec 2012 04:36 PM
Britney Spear's Speculum     
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12 Dec 2012 04:36 PM
BarkingUnicorn     

Because People in power are Stupid: Just to be sure: You have a prisoner in handcuffs and you need to shock them too.


Anything to cut down on suicides in cop cars.

12 Dec 2012 04:38 PM
mark12A     
A collar would be much cooler....
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12 Dec 2012 04:39 PM
Gyrfalcon     

jehovahs witness protection: Not in to BDSM, but I want a pair of these for my wife.


Nevermind BDSM, every parent with a hyperactive toddler is going to want a set around bedtime.

12 Dec 2012 04:39 PM
fredbox     

Because People in power are Stupid: [img.photobucket.com image 54x11]

Just to be sure: You have a prisoner in handcuffs and you need to shock them too.

What it's missing is a synchronized external video recording system so that you can have hours of entertainment watching the electrocuted, handcuffed prisoners writhe around on the floor.


Don't forget to include the Yakety Sax option, totally worth the additional expense.

12 Dec 2012 04:39 PM
Uchiha_Cycliste     

CygnusDarius: Diogenes: Because People in power are Stupid: Diogenes: As a BDSM enthusiast...WANT.

TMI

Shut your mouth or I'm pushing the button again.

The safe word is "harder".


What do the deaf and dumb do for a safe word?

12 Dec 2012 04:40 PM
ashinmytomatoes     
Slippery slope from that to collars with a "kill" button like those Somni 451 and the other Fabricants wore in Cloud Atlas. Sheriff Joe would love to have collars like those on his prisoners.

12 Dec 2012 04:41 PM
Starhawk     

Gyrfalcon: jehovahs witness protection: Not in to BDSM, but I want a pair of these for my wife.

Nevermind BDSM, every parent with a hyperactive toddler is going to want a set around bedtime.


Amen to that.

Can I also get a modified set for my idiot kitten?

12 Dec 2012 04:42 PM
PsyLord     

Britney Spear's Speculum: [thepropstop.files.wordpress.com image 850x850]


How about making these a reality?

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12 Dec 2012 04:42 PM
LaraAmber     

vegasj: minoridiot: Isn't there a law against cruel and unusual, or did we give that up under Bush, too?

how cute. approaching the 5th year of Obama KEEPING Bush's policies and you are still blaming him.

awwwwwww


article related, if they are in handcuffs already... why the need of electrodes and drugs?


Well, I could see something where if you get more then X number of feet from the police officer escorting you, you are knocked unconscious. Could be useful for prison transport and in courthouses to prevent escape attempts.

Less likely alternative: Okay Cleetus, we will stand over here with guns trained on you, you WILL put on those restraints and you WILL get that flu shot. You were such a pain last year with the sniffling and moaning driving the whole cell block nuts. Yeah, big scary cannibal gangster crying for his mother is NOT how we want to spend this winter.

12 Dec 2012 04:42 PM
ExcaliburPrime111     
This is a patent application, so the creators have to be as broad as possible in terms of potential applications. In practice, I think there would be too much liability in injecting any type of drug into someone outside of a medical setting, so I doubt that feature would be utilized.

This seems like a useful tool if deployed in a sensible way. For instance, these handcuffs might be used in maximum security prisons with particularly dangerous offenders, as a safer means than traditional handcuffs in transporting those people. I hope that this will not simply be used to replace standard handcuffs in all settings, and I doubt that it will (due to issues of cost over traditional handcuffs, as well as potential liability with overzealous police.)

12 Dec 2012 04:42 PM
snocone    [TotalFark]  
Protecting and Serving For Your Own Good, like it or not.

So the problem is that you cannot hire guards capable of handling a handcuffed prisoner, they need a remote control? And escalation of violence/punishment from a safe distance! Seems a touch more better to properly train the guard. But, on the way to a fully automated imprisonment of 30-40% of the population, I guess there are hardships.

Fascist humans have dropped to this level before and it did not turn out well in the end.
Methinks, in the end, the New Orderlies have grossly underestimated a thingie or two about humans and them learning the hard way that they are not really the Baddest MoFos in the world will be "fascinating".

/you can herd some of the people some of the time, but you cannot herd all of the people all of the time, or cats

12 Dec 2012 04:43 PM
timswar     

Because People in power are Stupid: Just to be sure: You have a prisoner in handcuffs and you need to shock them too.

What it's missing is a synchronized external video recording system so that you can have hours of entertainment watching the electrocuted, handcuffed prisoners writhe around on the floor.


Yeah. While there's a certain SciFi quality to these that I can appreciate if you can't handle a prisoner after getting cuffs on them the either A: you're grossly negligent during tense situations, or B: you simply suck and need to get a different job.

I'd guess these are used to torture/punish far more than to restrain.

12 Dec 2012 04:43 PM
ashinmytomatoes     

mark12A: A collar would be much cooler....
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PsyLord: Britney Spear's Speculum: [thepropstop.files.wordpress.com image 850x850]

How about making these a reality?

[calitreview.com image 533x300]


I see I'm not the only one with a collar reference.

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12 Dec 2012 04:46 PM
mongbiohazard     

vegasj: minoridiot: Isn't there a law against cruel and unusual, or did we give that up under Bush, too?

how cute. approaching the 5th year of Obama KEEPING Bush's policies and you are still blaming him.

awwwwwww


article related, if they are in handcuffs already... why the need of electrodes and drugs?


That is a very good question...

12 Dec 2012 04:47 PM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  

Uchiha_Cycliste: CygnusDarius: Diogenes: Because People in power are Stupid: Diogenes: As a BDSM enthusiast...WANT.

TMI

Shut your mouth or I'm pushing the button again.

The safe word is "harder".

What do the deaf and dumb do for a safe word?


Submit?

12 Dec 2012 04:47 PM
Noticeably F.A.T.    [TotalFark]  

ExcaliburPrime111: This seems like a useful tool if deployed in a sensible way


So did tasers, but we've all seen how often those are abused.

12 Dec 2012 04:48 PM
Wretschko     
Jeez, it looks like one of the short stories from Walter Mosley's "Futureland," where prisons are run by corporate technocrats and utilized to opress minorities, is becoming more and more true every day, i.e. the "snake" which was a device placed on a prisoner and it "disciplined" prisoners as needed.

12 Dec 2012 04:48 PM
red5ish     

ExcaliburPrime111: potential liability with overzealous police


I like that word "potential" particularly in this context.

12 Dec 2012 04:49 PM
vegasj     
I'm thinking we need these instead... right?

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/hot

12 Dec 2012 04:50 PM
dracos31     
Does not approve.

12 Dec 2012 04:51 PM
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