NYPD testing concealed gun-detecting cameras

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  1. The NYPD is testing a new camera system that can see if a person is carrying a concealed gun. The department said it’s the newest way to tell if someone is carrying an “illegal gun.â€

    By scanning a person’s naturally-emitted radiation, it’s possible to see if something is blocking that radiation (presumably using infrared sensors); it shows up as black on a green body.

    “If something is obstructing the flow of that radiation, for example, a weapon, the device will highlight that object. These images are from a recent test we conducted with an officer carrying a hidden handgun. You get a sense of why we’re so hopeful about this tool,†said police commissioner Ray Kelly at an address covering the new scanner.

    This technology is being rolled out along side the New York stop-and-frisk program, although the NYPD is still considering how best to use it, and is working with legal advisers to keep things above-board. The stop-and-frisk program is already pretty controversial and civil rights organizations are suspicious about it.

    NYPD testing concealed gun-detecting cameras
  2. Lots of reasons not to move to or live in New York.

    Just add that one to the list.

  3. diesel


    The man called "keys and cell phones" suspicious devices???? This NYC crowd let by bloomberg and schurmer are the most paranoid bunch I've seen yet. All they need is feinstein to move there to make it a full house.....unreal.:flag:
  4. Unproven Technology Exposes Citizens Unnecessarily

    This a small sample of information on this technology that is being used in an area that has not been tested clinicaly on any life form, that the parameters for use have been prepared by strapolation only.
    This has raised concerns about its use openly in public and it long term effects on the public exposed. There seems to be some issue with the terahertz wave/ray disrupting double strand DNA, interfering to the point of allowing terahertz 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
    Again we have government in its haste control an inanimate object they subject the citizens to a new hazard without concerns for our safety.

    The terahertz region is between the radio frequency region and the optical region generally associated with lasers. Both the IEEE RF safety standard {[16] (IEEE C95.1–2005 , IEEE Standard for Safety Levels With Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz)} and the ANSI Laser safety standard {[17] (ANSI Z136.1–2007, American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers)} have limits into the terahertz region, but both safety limits are based on extrapolation. It is expected that effects on tissues are thermal in nature and, therefore, predictable by conventional thermal models[citation needed]. Research is underway to collect data to populate this region of the spectrum and validate safety limits.[citation needed]

    Medical imaging: Unlike X-rays, terahertz radiation has a relatively low photon energy for damaging tissues and DNA. Some frequencies of terahertz radiation can penetrate several millimeters of tissue with low water content (e.g., fatty tissue) and reflect back. Terahertz radiation can also detect differences in water content and density of a tissue. Such methods could allow effective detection of epithelial cancer with an imaging system that is safe, non-invasive, and painless.
    Some frequencies of terahertz radiation can be used for 3D imaging of teeth and may be more accurate than conventional X-ray imaging in dentistry.

    Security: Terahertz radiation can penetrate fabrics and plastics, so it can be used in surveillance, such as security screening, to uncover concealed weapons on a person, remotely. This is of particular interest because many materials of interest have unique spectral "fingerprints" in the terahertz range. This offers the possibility to combine spectral identification with imaging. Passive detection of terahertz signatures avoid the bodily privacy concerns of other detection by being targeted to a very specific range of materials and objects.
    [10]http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7287135.stm BBC News 24. 10 March 2008. Retrieved 10 March 2008
  5. rebel_son


    Re: Unproven Technology Exposes Citizens Unnecessarily

    Is it just me or do many politicians in the state of ny have an issue with the constitution?
  6. Re: Unproven Technology Exposes Citizens Unnecessarily

    Not just New York, but most politicians are afraid of the Constitution and Bill of Rights because most of the stupid things they propose to do generally go AGAINST those two documents!

    We understand that, but they don't.


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