New Airport Scanners Deliver Electric Shock

New Scientist | August 3 2005
By Barry Fox

Patents filed by an Israeli inventor Amit Weisman and US company Yardeni Associates of Connecticut make scary reading for nervous travelers.

Airport security guards already use hand-held electromagnetic wands to detect metal hidden under clothing. The same wand can also sniff for traces of the gases some explosives emit into the air.

If the passenger is a suicide bomber who realizes the wand has found something, the guard might not have enough time to pull out handcuffs or a gun. So the new wand will have a hidden secret – a transformer which steps the detector’s battery power up to 100 kilovolts and feeds it to disguised metal electrodes at the end of the wand.

If the wand gives a silent warning of explosives, the guard can then subtly slide the pads onto the passenger’s neck or hands and press a shock button. The patent reassures that the effect is “temporary and reversible”.

So an innocent traveler who “happened to have a significant amount of metal on his person or happened to treat explosives legally” should wake up shaken but unharmed.

Read the shocking wand patent here (PDF file).


Government Issued Stun Bracelets for all Airline Passengers

—EMD safety bracelets—

You check in at the airline ticket counter. But instead of a boarding pass, you get shackled with an electronic bracelet which tracks your every move, contains all your personal information, and can shock you senseless. This is all the result of some guy who mysteriously bypassed security and got on the plane without a passport. Right! It's so obvious that this is a false flag terror event (i.e., a fake terror incident used to further Homeland Security's control over the American public). This guy supposedly has a firecracker in his underwear and now the government wants to install more scanners, more flying rules, more tyranny, et cetera. I don't even want to fly anymore unless I absolutely have to.


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