Saturday, July 23, 2005

 

Fry Them Demonstrators

Check out the microwave “crowd-control” weapon. And don’t be fooled. This is no more for benign crowd control than a trawler is for catching minnows. In the emerging police-state world, the authorities will need some new tools to deal with the masses of hungry and disgruntled citizens.

Notes the article: “One person suffered a burn in a previous test when the beam was accidentally used on the wrong power setting.” So there you have it. Just turn up the power and you have a weapon that can literally fry people.

A researcher asks: “What happens if someone in a crowd is unable, for whatever reason, to move away from the beam?” Good question. And the answer is that the authorities won’t care about that. Common sense tells you that in a crowded situation such as a mass of demonstrators, people will often not be able to get away from the weapon’s beam. That fact alone should disqualify this device, but since the ability to fry whole crowds of people at a single sweep is the real objective, it is not a problem.



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