NYPD, Feds Testing Gun-Scanning Technology, But Civil Liberties Groups Up In Arms

Terahertz Imaging Detection Out To Detect Illegal Concealed Weapons

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is stepping up their war against illegal guns, with a new tool that could detect weapons on someone as they walk down the street.

But is it violating your right to privacy?

Police, along with the U.S. Department of Defense, are researching new technology in a scanner placed on police vehicles that can detect concealed weapons.

“You could use it at a specific event. You could use it at a shooting-prone location,” NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly told CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez on Tuesday.

It’s called Terahertz Imaging Detection. It measures the energy radiating from a body up to 16 feet away, and can detect anything blocking it, like a gun.

And the idea is causing quite the uproar on both sides of the privacy issue.

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“I think it’s good. People will be safer and it will be a safer environment,” Jessica Ramos said.

“If it’s going to make us safer as citizens I’m okay with that,” said Lori Sampson of Lake Ronkonkoma.

“I think it’s all about invading people’s lives more and more and more,” Antonio Gabriel said.

“It’s definitely a privacy issue, but it’s for our safety. So it’s just one of those things, a double-edged sword,” added Clarence Moore of Union, N.J.

Police Commissioner Kelly said the scanner would only be used in reasonably suspicious circumstances and could cut down on the number of stop-and-frisks on the street.

But the New York Civil Liberties Union is raising a red flag.

“It’s worrisome. It implicates privacy, the right to walk down the street without being subjected to a virtual pat-down by the Police Department when you’re doing nothing wrong,” the NYCLU’s Donna Lieberman said.

“We have involved our attorneys as we go forward with this issue. We think it’s a very positive development,” Kelly said.

People on the street have differing opinions on the price they’d be willing to pay for safety.

“There are a lot of cameras already here, so as people walk they’re being filmed. And most of the time they don’t know it,” said Jennifer Bailly of Jersey City.

“If they search you, you’re not giving consent, so they can do what they want, meaning they can use that as an excuse to search you for other means. I don’t think that’s constitutional at all,” Devan Thomas said.

“I don’t agree with it. I have the belief that if you forgoe some of your freedom then it’s not freedom at all,” added Erwin Morales of Hoboken.

“I think it’s good. I think if someone has something to hide and they’re going to worry about it, who cares?” Robert McDougall added.

The Department of Defense is also researching the Terahertz technology to detect suicide bombers wearing explosives.

Do you think this is an invasion of privacy? Or are you in favor of relinquishing some freedoms to keep the streets safe? Please offer your thoughts in the comments section below. …


One Comment

  1. Clete Torres says:

    Isn’t it interesting, not to mention highly amusing: those who decry the GOP for their supposed assault on rights loyally vote Democrat – only to have their own party hacks erode their rights on a far broader scale and far faster than the GOP ever would have.

    It’s no accident that blue states and Dem-dominated cities are becoming the cesspools that they are. It’s the ‘leadership.’

  2. Sandy Daniels says:

    yup then china could waltz in and kick our divided asses. oboobsya has weakened this country we couldn’t recover from a civil war AND an invasionary war as well or even after a civil war. china could just simply walk in and take over. We are in a lose lose situation.WHY because we FORGOT WHAT THE GREATEST GENERATION FOUGHT FOR!!!! They knew it from the heyday of the frontier you take care of yourself and you fight for the freedom for yourself and for those who can’t fight for themselves. We lose because we collectively don’t care about anybody but ourselves WE TRADE FREEDOM FOR SECURITY NOBODY TRADED IT AWAY FOR US. WE ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN HOPING SOMEONE ELSE WOULD ‘FIX IT” TOO LATE!!!!!

  3. robert says:

    This is insane. These loonly tunes in the nypd are out of control .This kelly ,neo nazi, p.c should go ahead and hire batman while he’s at it. Last i check I lived in nyc and not war torn Iraqi. what the hell some civilian kills a cop and he gets 100 yrs plus his 2nd life. A crazed power tripped up cop kills someone and gets time serve for good behavior or is found not guilty on all charges. What do u think these 60 college credit idiots are going to do once they x-ray a person going to the store armed jump out like the dukes of hazzards and shoot the poor guy whom had no malicious intent. Bunch of idiots. Great police state we live in nowadays with captain america or shall i say capt kelly with a small k.

  4. Aubren Beasley says:

    Hey guys, make it so it doesn’t work. Go get a fake gun, wooden gun, water pistol, starter pistol, whatever; wrap it in tinfoil / aluminum foil so it defeats terahertz. Half a million men (the sisters don’t need to be felt up by the cops, happens often enough now!) wearing fake guns to cause half a million false positive readings; the Feds get disgusted, wasting time, no efficiency – program ends.
    Sound good?

  5. FunDeMental says:

    How many more of your Liberties will you Give Up to Feel safe? You will not have your liberty, nor will you be safe because of this. You will be as Slaves. You will be treated just as the criminal when you have done no crime.

  6. templknight says:

    If you think this technology is going to make the streets and you safer, your an idiot
    this technology is being tested to disarm the law abiding citizens of what was America but under the likes of obama and the three term idiot you people keep putting back in,bloomberg your freedom is fast slipping away! The founders had a saying when you trade freedom for security you have neither and that’s where this type of equipment puts us as slaves to the federal government and socialists like bloomberg. You people must love being lab rats for the feds.

  7. Randy says:

    A police state is always much “safer” then a free state.

  8. nycemployees says:

    whomever objecting this scanner, i wish their family to be killed by those illegal guns. let your family taste the bullet and you will know.

    1. Jim Macklin says:

      I live in Kansas, left Illinois almost 40 years ago. Business took me to Chicago and NYC on a few occasions 20 years ago. In Kansas we finally passed a concealed carry law in 2006. I’ve been armed daily since then. I know that there are only about 30 states that I will visit, states where my Kansas license is honored. Soon that will be 40 states.
      The thing is, we don’t have all those innocent bystanders being shot here in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Colorado, etc. The “mushroom” as they call them are innocent bystanders. Here in Kansas the criminals and gang-banger are afraid, they don’t know which little old lady or business woman is carrying a 38 or a 45, Sedgwick County and Wichita alone have over 8300 CCH/ [concealed carry handgun] licenses out of a population of 400,000. NYC, the latest number is 38,000 out of over 8,000,000. If Wichita had the population that NYC has, we’d have 166,000 people licensed, or 5 times the number NYC has. Also, our state license is valid anywhere in the, state, cities cannot restrict or ban self-defensive weapons. More and more Kansas citizens are getting licensed. More criminals are looking for safer work.
      Kansas criminals are free to move to Chicago or NYC.

  9. Donald says:

    If they keep it up, they will be the targets for a million shooters. It seems they are itching for another civil war in the US. Three hundred million people with kitchen knives would be a tidal wave for these armed forces. And the sad part is that some idiot could easily start it all with one shot!

  10. Carol Miles says:

    They always take away our liberty and privacy on the theory that it will make the masses safer, this is so wrong. With our liberty and Freedom comes some level of danger, but that is what makes America Unique in the world. They will continue to take away our liberty and privacy rights until we wake up one day and have none….

  11. Shad Greene says:

    Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin

  12. Jewfromhell says:

    Warning to the ladies, leave your metal vibrators home and take the plastic one with you. The fuzz will do a strip search on you!

  13. Dude says:

    What… the…

  14. Free Speech Oar Blaw Mee says:

    Moderator system,

    Shove this up your ass,

    Now – is THAT comment SLOW ENOUGH for you?

  15. Stephen says:

    This is just another long train of abuses on your civil liberties and privacy. If New Yorkers put up with this there’s nothing they won’t allow. You better vote for Ron Paul and get all of your friends to do the same, Paul is the only one that will put a stop to this assault on our liberties.

  16. RANDY says:


  17. jimbo96 says:

    Interesting technology that appears to run afoul of the right to be secure in your place of residence and your person…truly glad I live in a state where they must issue you a concealed weapon permit. When I lived in CA I carried illegally, because I would rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6, and I saved my life when attacked by several folks with clubs and a knife…score, me alive, stabbed in back and side, clubbed in head, them, 1 in prison, 1 shot dead and the other 2 less than a year in County jail…

  18. Peter Ruggles says:

    As our freedoms are diminished our safety is not enhanced, not one little bit. Their justification for this is a complete lie. Repeal Kelo too.

  19. Alex says:

    You guys haven’t figured out yet – the only war is against YOU! “War” is a big-government idea.

  20. DonT says:

    False positive rate is probably too high and false negative rate is probably too low. Another sweetheart deal like happened with Chertoff.

  21. Paul M P says:

    NYC citizens have already given up their 2nd amendment right.

    They _deserve_ to loose all others.

  22. Long Past Time says:

    … and after the leftist activist courts decide this is legal in NYC, we’ll see DHS give grants to local law enforcement across the country…


    Watch what ‘they’ do… no matter where… there’s always a test program…

  23. Sandy Daniels says:

    An armed society is a damned polite one. Thats why people out west ARE polite. That said I wonder which states will be disarmed first?

  24. juan williams jr says:

    Why is our government at all levels, federal, state and local getting so paranoid? What are they trying to hide?

  25. NoPainNoGain101 says:

    I am sick of everyone thinking the Police can save your bacon. They are the cleanup crew after you have been trashed.

    STAND UP !


  26. Asaninidsay Yupper says:

    Aren’t you the enthusiastic fascist? Don’t worry pal, one day some crazed power mad politician will decide something you do should be illegal and you’ll be in a cell next to those gun toters.

  27. MarkLevine says:


  28. Sandy Daniels says:

    The Constitution has been chewed on by power brokers every since the 17th was passed. . Currently we have lost our 1st,2nd, fourth,a and fifth. I look to see a civil war start this year. If one of the freedom loving remnants of America the beautiful doesn’.t start it, then this administration will. Why you ask? because they know this will never be a true dictatorship until they can disarm us all which won’t be tolerated by people out in my neck of the woods (MT) WY,CO,OR,WA and so on.

  29. bill Neumann says:

    I’m more concerned over the health implications long term and I have very little confidence in the Pentagon or any PD being overly concerned about nuking their citizens with a new type of “meat” radar. Their missions statements usually involve killing people and not their good health.

  30. Thomas Jefferson says:

    It seems there is no hope for New York City. May a large asteroid land right smack-dab in the middle of this communist hell-hole and leave a sparkling clean crater.


  31. john says:

    Fear the government that fears your guns. When they tell us we can’t have guns, that is when we REALLY need them. That’s what the 2nd Amendment is all about.
    When only the government is armed, citizens have no way to fight back against an oppressive government. Wake up sheep!

  32. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says:

    My wife has a large vagina I will just hide my gun there

    1. Baldy Kirby from Atlanta says:

      I know….

      It hurts.

  33. mj says:

    yeah i’m SURE the use of this type of technology would NEVER be abused . yeah right

  34. Voter#1304385_NC9 says:

    It violates the 4th amendment, according to which an officer would need to have a warrant signed by a judge (and which probable cause to search nust be proved) to search any individual.

  35. Michael Bonnett says:


    They zap me with one and I will take my chances in court when I reply with my deadly force…..

    “They say that although the forces generated are tiny, resonant effects allow THz waves to unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication.”

    It is criminal that they would even consider their use on people who might have plan to have children.

  36. stu says:

    Oh that won’t work. Bloomberg will pass a law making it a crime to pretend to have a gun in order to fool the scanners. They will lock you up and throw away the key.

    Submit Obey

  37. Locke says:

    I think the police and Feds are armed to the teeth, so why are they so worried if citizens have the same protection?
    Could it be because criminals like their victims to be defenseless? Much like a wolf goes after the sick, elderly and young so does the state. The number one cause of unnatural death worldwide is government.

  38. MAC says:

    There is No More United States of America.

    Only The United States of PTSD.

    And a Self-Inflicted Wound, Cowardice!

  39. Joshua10 says:

    Troll Alert!

  40. Jack says:

    If the NYPD had any interest in safer streets they would encourage people to carry guns and protect themselves. Slaves are always disarmed. Anybody remember Serpico? He’s still alive despite having COPS shoot him multiple times in the face while he was on the NYPD because he caught them running drugs, and he is still telling it like it is and announcing to the world that the NYPD is a corrupt ORG responsible for most of the crime in that city. Remeber when New Orleans fired their entire police force a decade or so ago because they were so corrupt (murder for hire, drug selling, pimping, etc.). Cops are caught routinely breaking major laws in all the big cities. And to assume, as this article does, that giving away more freedoms will help the cops keep you safer is crazy. Anyone who believes that the higher ups in major city police dept.s aren’t the mob bosses (or at least their enforcers) are naive, childlike fools. Grow up folks. The NYPD wants this stuff to keep their competition off the streets…that’s it.

    1. Jim Macklin says:

      Big city, corrupt power machine always starts with the Mayor who hires the Police Chieef. The peak of corruption was probably during Prohibition, when Chicago, Detroit, NYC, Kansas City, New Orleans were the centers of organized crime. Of course crime got organized because of alcohol prohibition, a product that most of the adults in the USA wanted. So crime entered the market. Of course drugs had been outlawed a few decades before, but nobody really wanted drugs, they got addicted from their hair tonic, the milk shake at the drug store fountain, the candy bar or soft drink. [They call it COKE for a reason.]
      But then Prohibition was repealed and the only other product that is totally a black-market item is the drug market. Create a market with pushers, get kids involved before they know any better. Invite college and high school kids to fancy parties, give drugs away for free… in a few days the girls will be hooked and then they pay for their drugs on their back. The guys become thieves and robbers. That’s what was done back in the 1930s and today it is more subtle, but it is still the pattern. Free or low cost drugs until you’ll do anything to get the drugs, no matter what the cost.
      The MAFIA did it, and now the government is doing it with “healthcare” and welfare.
      Not all government is bad or evil, but when the people think the Constitution protects their rights, the government sees an obstacle to be over-come. All the laws that have been passed in the past 75 years have included a clause that says if any part of this law is found to be unconstitutional, the other parts will continue in force. Why is that Because that’s one way to get creep in government and a slow progression of oppression.
      There is corruption, and there are entrenched power brokers who always seek more power while not solving any problem. Solving the problem ends their reason to demand more power.
      The people have a right to keep and bear arms. But why? The Second Amendment says it plainly, the security of a FREE STATE [state of freedom] depends on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. In the Declaration of Independence it explains that people have a right and a duty to defeat an oppressive government, to that end the Framers wrote the Second Amendment. For history buffs it was actually the fifth amendment and the third by the time it was sent to the states for ratification, [ The first amendment didn’t pass, so as adopted the rights were renumbered. It took 200 years, but the first that didn’t pass, has passed and is now the 27th.]
      When Tim Sullivan wrote the Sullivan Law it wasn’t intended to control crime, it was intended for him to have more power to issue a gun permit to his gang, the Five Points Irish Gang and deny a license to rival gangs. It still works the same way.

  41. DomC says:

    “it is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.”

    David Hume

  42. Andrew P says:

    A plastic toy gun wrapped with aluminum foil should appear to be the real thing to this kind of scanner.

    Of course NYC’s finest might just shoot you and ask questions later.

    1. Joshua10 says:

      Exactly! Excellent point.

      1. Mark says:

        …and then plant a real firearm on your dead body!

    2. jg07080 says:

      that would work just fine for me

  43. The Doctor says:

    It’s simpler than that. THz waves won’t penetrate any metal film. Someone carrying only needs to line his/her jacket with aluminum foil to prevent detection. Or else tape bits of foil inside the clothing to add clutter to the image and break up the outline of the weapon.

    All this body imaging tech is such a joke – easily defeated, but a real pain for those of us just going about our business.

  44. Charlie Tango says:

    Soon if you have something to “alarm” the police, and they find you aren’t packing, you will be charged with obstructing po-po in his daily pirating. So just be sure you aren’t wearing anything to set it off. By the way if you object or breathe towards the fine officer, you may be facing other charges as well.

  45. James Woods says:

    If the police are going to have these then the weapons are no longer concealed and it’ll save me money on permits if it comes to pa.

    George Orwell couldn’t of wrote 1984 any better.

    I’d much rather have scanners that detect the bankers that ruined the world over these.

    This country does not have a wide-spread problem with gun violence. Areas of the country (such as nyc) create issues by prohibiting lawful gun practices and only supporting the criminal element.

    The facts are always in that the areas with the strictest “gun laws” also have the most gun related violence.

    If the anti-gunners logic worked we’d never have 1 school shooting. But how many have we had so far? I guess those gun free zones only protect the criminals after all.

    1. Patrick Henry says:

      You’ve got to love the idiots that say it’s a “good idea” if it keeps them “safe.” Bloomberg and Ray Kelly are power hungry fascists. Random pat downs on the street can’t be far behind.

      The ACLU makes the usual muted protest, but won’t do a damn thing because it’s about guns and because Bloomberg is a liberal. The ACLU is a paper tiger when it comes to REALLY defending our freedoms..

      1. Jim Macklin says:

        The ACLU is in favor of restrictive gun control. Back in 1982 they submitted written testimony to a US Senate committee studying gun control. They left the words “right of the people” out of their quote of the Second Amendment.
        Until the recent Heller and McDonald Supreme Court cases, the Supreme Court did not address the Second Amendment, but always decided cases on some other issue. http://www.guncite.com/gc2ndsup.html
        In the Presser case, the court ruled that requiring a parade permit did not violate the Constitution, even though the case was about a man who led a parade while he carried a sword.
        In 1939, the Miller case was not decided by the Supreme Court, it was sent back to the state of Arkansas for a trial. The original trial judge dismissed thye defendants [Miller and other] by declaring that the new Federal 1934 National Firearms Act was unconstitutional. When the case was heard by the Supreme Court ONLY the US Attorney presented any evidence [the NRA was nowhere to be found] .
        At least the current Court has ruled, even if it forcefully enough, Chicago and New York are still violating the rights of citizens on a daily basis. New Jersey and Massachusetts also violate federal gun transportation laws, airline passengers legally transporting firearms are arrested when the airline lands at an unplanned destination or delays a flight and requires the passenger to take possession of their checked baggage. These are not unintended, fell through the cracks,” but it is the intention that citizens be arrested and charged with a fekony crime which then means they have lost all their civil rights.

        1. Avery ImportantNotice says:

          tweak that scanning TECH a little bit and you can have people running around confused and haywire at the effects complete with blurry vision and nausea + disorieting and emotional confusion and with pinpoint accuracy.

          good for targeting / surveillance or just plain torture. ah hell, lets through a far share of corruption in there for good measure. sounds profitable…
          maybe there is a good scandal wrapped up in the deployment of these fine weapons.

          THESE AREweapons ( thats the part that ll really get ya!!! ) WITHOUT BULLETS they can stun(anger, distract) intimidate the crap out of you.and over time damage w/ cancer and kill a hapless innocent american citizen. also good for disorienting people in every day situations

      2. I think we all know that disarming people is only about making them slaves. Through out history this has always been true. Cops and leftist are about the only people stupid enough or corrupt enough to believe differently.

        1. rgt says:

          “leftists”?? Honestly, do people never get tired of the same old L vs R nonsense? It is annoying as hell.

          1. A. Levy says:

            Not nearly as annoying as the mindless dupes of the left.

          2. tw says:

            Annoying? It is more accurate to say that “the truth hurts”.

        2. Patriot4Freedom says:

          I can tell as a cop myself, and speaking for all the cops I know… we prefer an armed citizenry. It is our belief that law abiding citizens should be allowed to carry concealed firearms wherever and whenever they want. Police can’t be everywhere all the time, and people have the right to protect themselves and each other. Most cops are conservative. And in the jurisidictions where they work for liberal policiticans… well thats unfortunate.

  46. Retired SOF guy says:

    So you were on the side of SCOTUS in the Dred Scott decision? Then later you were on their side with Brown v. Board of Education? Clown. Oh, and NYC’s gun laws are a violation of the 2nd Amendment. Even with Heller, the SCOTUS hasn’t been faithful to the intent of the 2nd Amendment. What part of “shall not be infringed” do you not understand? You should take the time to read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution to have an idea of what our Founding Fathers revolted against the King to establish. Liberty and property rights. This is perfectly unconstitutional and inappropriate. You sicken me. And to think I voluntarily risked my life as a career SOF guy to defend your rights…

    1. Al Izzy says:

      Phil is probably a “Flip’Flopper” like McCaine…

  47. Testicus says:

    i carry a gun every time i go down there to NYC. i’m from NH and i don’t trust any of those fools. i’d rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6. f’k your dumb laws, the 2nd amendment says the state shall make NO law that infringes upon the people to keep and bear arms. THAT’S my license to carry!

    1. Granite State of Mind says:

      Wow, I admire your courage. Man, they’ll throw the book at you hard if you get caught. Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal (I mean All) guns think that only criminals should have them.

      I’m up here in NH as well. It’s kind of ironic that the places where you feel the most need to carry concealed are the places that have the most restrictive laws. The most violent city in New Hampshire, Manch Vegas (Manchganistan) NH is like Pleasantville compared to NYC. Why is it that you don’t even need a permit to carry in Vermont, but in NYC there’s a mandatory sentence of 3 years just for possession of a firearm?! Yeah, the streets are running with blood in Vermont and New Hampshire… It’s like the wild west up here. (Sarcasm font) Half the people I know up here carry concealed and no one thinks anything of it.

      1. Patriot4Freedom says:

        I live in Western New York State and thats the way it is here as well. More people have carry permits in our county than do not. All western NYS counties issue non-restricted concealed carry permits to anyone who is not a certified nut or a felon. Far cry from NYC and downstate counties. And with all our guns and all our gun totin’, we have virtually no crime. Huh, maybe they’d get the hint down there…

    2. Jim Macklin says:

      As too many people have learned, all the NYCX gun laws are felonies. Get caught there and you lose your right to keep and bear any arms, no matter where you live. Don’t go to NYC and their crime won’t bother you. Or take a police officer with you, they can carry a gun anywhere, even after they retire honorably.
      The reason NYC gun laws don’t reduce crime is that they were written in 1905 to promote crime. A Tim Sullivan was a leader of the Five Points Irish gang and he got himself elected to office. He wrote THE SULLIVAN LAW so that he could approve a carry permit for his gang members and deny a permit to everybody else.
      If you are a rich politician, you can get an unrestricted NYC license. If you live in New York State, you can get a license, but it isn’t good in NYC.
      The dictators of the world don’t like armed citizens, they prefer unarmed subjects.

      1. jimonthebeach says:

        Facist gun laws should come as no surprise to people who live in a city governed by Nazis. I live in a state where your right to defend yourself is taken very seriously and the violent crime rate is dropping like a stone. Florida has a fairly liberal right to carry law and the Castle Doctrine. If attacked, I don’t have to wait for the cops to show up and I don’t have to run for my life. I do not have to meekly submity to being victimized, I can and wil;l fight back. I would not live in NYC or Chicago where that right is denied.

        1. sysadminpgh says:

          Here in PA our REPUBLICAN Governor along with REPUbLICANS in the House & Senate passed the Castle Doctrine so we can now protect ourselves and our property. We just have to stay away from Death – Sorry – Philadelphia where cops don’t even follow State or City Laws concerning guns.

          1. jf says:

            Here in NC as well.
            My wife and I carry everywhere, with larger weapons at home.
            She works in a “marginal” area where carjackings are not at all unheard of, but the new castle law here includes private vehicles, and places of employment, so she’s got it covered.
            As far as NYC – we were planning to visit for a week or so. She has never been, and we wanted to check out some of the restaurants.
            Given what they are doing to the nurse, and marine: screw them. We’re atking our money to Charleston SC.

      2. Tim says:

        If His Honor feels that NYC is a safe American city, then let him put his money where his mouth is and let him travel without his PSD.

    3. Jonathan says:

      Careful, that’s up to 15 years I think. That’s what they threatened that Marine with.

    4. zeroflat24 says:

      yeah knowingly breaking the law for carrying a firearm in NYC could get you 15 years in prison

    5. Cole says:

      KUDOS @testicus. You are absolutely right in your thinking. I would no more think of going into NYC without my 45 than I would give up a child to a pedophile. Lead is the only thing NYC thugs and police understand

    6. LBC says:

      I like your style. Agree completely

  48. MontereyZman says:


    1. Chris says:

      NYC is getting to be quite fascist! But … if this technology uses infrared for detection, its easily foiled. Believe me, those that should NOT have firearms will figure that solution out quickly.

      1. Dan says:

        Terahertz radiation is several orders of magnitude a differing wavelength band than IR. .

    2. Brian says:

      I say a class action suit against the NYPD and the Pentagon. Not only is it unConstitutional, but the dangerous effects of the technology are hazardous and indiscriminate against an innocent public. These mad men behind the fascist power grab need to be brought down hard.

      1. Robert Fowler says:

        Sure, let’s trash the Constitution. Who needs rights anyway, right?

      2. tony says:

        T-waves damage DNA and can cause cancer,
        this techniology was designed to look through brick walls – not people.

        but if you’d rather die slowly than risk someone else having a gun – be my guest.

    3. Granite State of Mind says:

      See, it’s not even the NYPD that really concerns me… It’s the Pentagon. Those in charge of the military can no longer be trusted to refrain from turning on Americans. It’s only a matter of time before a sufficient ‘crisis’ mandates confiscation of firearms. Just look at what happened after Hurricane Katrina. It sounds like a conspiracy theory, but it doesn’t take a whole lot to cause major civil unrest, the likes of which might well bring about martial law.

  49. ManOnPoint says:

    Ugh!!! I hate NYC!!! I wish the RTC Reciprocity Law hadn’t failed in Congress last session. Of course, Obama would not have signed it into law. In FL, we don’t have the problem they do in NYC. Our violent crime rate is 34% below the national average, go figure!!!

  50. Richard Henkle says:

    wow, are you really that unable to take care of yourself? It amazes me how ready people are to give away their rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    See the flipside to your argument is that if the law-abiding citizens were allowed to carry guns then your lovely govt wouldn’t need this technology as we could take care of ourselves.

    What needs to be considered is that the NYPD is purchasing this equipment from someone, probably in a no-bid contract. How much we want to bet that the person who made this contract is affiliated with the contractor. – Follow the money.

    1. Al Izzy says:

      Its probably the Major of New York has stocks in this… People like this guy Phil really needs to go into the military and get stationed overseas and see how people rights are none…. Then maybe he would appriciate the Founding Fathers thoughs when they came up with the Declaration of Indenpence. If Phil has military background, its probably from sitting his unusful @ss in front of the TV with his Xbox playing Battlefield while Ameican Citizens are fighting to keep the last rights we have…. I wish all the patriot military members would put a stop to this nonsense treasonous traitors of our Country.. God Bless the military men and women.

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