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2018-10-12 09:21:30 AM  
Tested in Brooklyn is the name of my folk Beastie Boys fusion band.
 
2018-10-12 09:23:37 AM  
Good.
 
2018-10-12 09:56:43 AM  
The BDSM community will surely "Rule 34" this, so to speak.
 
2018-10-12 10:03:44 AM  
It's been done before.
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2018-10-12 10:04:46 AM  
Let's try that again.
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2018-10-12 10:05:53 AM  
Didn't they have this in the last Kingsmen movie?
 
2018-10-12 10:07:04 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: It's been done before.
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This makes just as much sense as everything else that's going on.
 
2018-10-12 10:09:20 AM  
Looks good until someone gets it around their throat. Does it make them tell the truth about everything?
 
2018-10-12 10:10:30 AM  
Wired Technologies, the company that created the device, designed it to be used early on in police encounters. The device costs $800, and each bola costs $30. It is being assessed by more than 30 police departments nationwide, including jurisdictions in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New York and Utah.

Sounds rapey.
 
2018-10-12 10:11:06 AM  
Makes my spidey sense tingle.
 
2018-10-12 10:11:28 AM  

foo monkey: Marcus Aurelius: It's been done before.
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This makes just as much sense as everything else that's going on.


Goofy though it may be, I'm at least happy they're TRYING to come up with something that's not got the amount of "Oh crap, I killed ya anyway.  Oops!" problems a taser does.  Success or not, at least they're looking.  Yeah, there's no such thing as non-lethal etc. - but I'd certainly take "Substantially less likely to be lethal than anything else we got atm." over the status quo.
 
2018-10-12 10:11:29 AM  
Ha, you'll never catch me!

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2018-10-12 10:11:43 AM  
I actually think this is great. With the current state of our police force and its relationship with violence. A tool that's not going to kill anyone, that can be used instead of a gun, or even a taser, is a good thing. It's clear that not all police officers are going to use gentle calming voices to subdue a suspect. If this is a tool that moves us a step away from "shoot them in the back of the head", then I'm all for it.
 
2018-10-12 10:12:14 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: foo monkey: Marcus Aurelius: It's been done before.
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This makes just as much sense as everything else that's going on.

Goofy though it may be, I'm at least happy they're TRYING to come up with something that's not got the amount of "Oh crap, I killed ya anyway.  Oops!" problems a taser does.  Success or not, at least they're looking.  Yeah, there's no such thing as non-lethal etc. - but I'd certainly take "Substantially less likely to be lethal than anything else we got atm." over the status quo.


Hope they don't manage to ring the neck
 
2018-10-12 10:12:23 AM  
It won't be used.
It's just one more thing that gets in the way of reaching for your gun.
 
2018-10-12 10:13:27 AM  
Ok, so now the procedure is...
step one: catch the perp with the lasso gun
step two: tase the perp
step three: yell "halt"
step four: spray the perp with pepper spray
step five: yell "freeze"
step six: empty 16 round magazine into perp's back
 
2018-10-12 10:13:50 AM  
It's no Nutcracker Flail.

(RIP HST)
 
2018-10-12 10:14:55 AM  
Just roll em up in a thick blanket like they do to drunks in Japan.
 
2018-10-12 10:17:19 AM  
Right. Just like pepper spray and TASERs were supposed to reduce use of lethal force by police.
 
2018-10-12 10:17:39 AM  
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2018-10-12 10:17:45 AM  
I suppose you use the tasers to get the mentality disturbed person to stand still long enough to aim the lasso gun perfectly to capture two or more limbs.

/I think net guns is a better way to go.
 
2018-10-12 10:18:13 AM  
This idea is from a long time ago...

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2018-10-12 10:18:57 AM  

special20: Ok, so now the procedure is...
step one: catch the perp with the lasso gun
step two: tase the perp
step three: yell "halt"
step four: spray the perp with pepper spray
step five: yell "freeze"
step six: empty 16 round magazine into perp's back


Step seven: yell "stop resisting"
 
2018-10-12 10:20:34 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: foo monkey: Marcus Aurelius: It's been done before.
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This makes just as much sense as everything else that's going on.

Goofy though it may be, I'm at least happy they're TRYING to come up with something that's not got the amount of "Oh crap, I killed ya anyway.  Oops!" problems a taser does.  Success or not, at least they're looking.  Yeah, there's no such thing as non-lethal etc. - but I'd certainly take "Substantially less likely to be lethal than anything else we got atm." over the status quo.


Judging from how current tools are used, I suspect the problem is the cops and not the tools.  There used to be an expression about "sending the men in white coats after you" (that probably disappeared after Reagan liberated the insane asylums).  Instead of sending cops bucking for SWAT, try to send a team with more experience with mental illness/emotionally disturbed types.
/eventually happened with domestic calls (handled by Sheriff departments in some places I lived)
//good luck getting it through
///any bets that this would barely change how rich white nuts are treated and that no such teams would exist in black/poor areas?
 
2018-10-12 10:23:04 AM  
She could lasso me and I would tell her the truth. And then she'd slap the taste out of my mouth.
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2018-10-12 10:24:20 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: foo monkey: Marcus Aurelius: It's been done before.
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This makes just as much sense as everything else that's going on.

Goofy though it may be, I'm at least happy they're TRYING to come up with something that's not got the amount of "Oh crap, I killed ya anyway.  Oops!" problems a taser does.  Success or not, at least they're looking.  Yeah, there's no such thing as non-lethal etc. - but I'd certainly take "Substantially less likely to be lethal than anything else we got atm." over the status quo.


Or - and I know this is treason and just plain crazy-talk - the police could stop treating every interaction with the public as a chance to commit state-sanctioned murder.  Other countries manage to deal with non-supine individuals without ventilating everyone in a 100' radius (and even being supine has a 60% chance of dying anyway).  This thing is like those armored backpacks being hawked for schoolchildren - let's not try and deal with a culture that says murdering a school is just a done thing, but try and mitigate a few of the deaths with as little imposition on the killer as possible.
 
2018-10-12 10:25:10 AM  
You're one mis-shot away (3 feet?) from lassoing a neck, which of course would be lethal.
 
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2018-10-12 10:25:24 AM  

Unobtanium: She could lasso me and I would tell her the truth. And then she'd slap the taste out of my mouth.
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2018-10-12 10:26:56 AM  

d23: Unobtanium: She could lasso me and I would tell her the truth. And then she'd slap the taste out of my mouth.
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Lol
 
2018-10-12 10:27:32 AM  

d23: Unobtanium: She could lasso me and I would tell her the truth. And then she'd slap the taste out of my mouth.
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I think you just figured out a way for DC to save their movie franchises!
 
2018-10-12 10:27:53 AM  
Just because it was queued up.
 
2018-10-12 10:28:58 AM  
First thing I thought of was the lasso gun form total Recall:
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/Not a great movie, but cool tech
//and Kate Beckinsale
///mmmmmm...Kate beckinsale....
 
2018-10-12 10:29:04 AM  
And of course they had to demonstrate it on the one black guy in the room.
 
2018-10-12 10:29:44 AM  

special20: Ok, so now the procedure is...
step one: catch the perp with the lasso gun
step two: tase the perp
step three: yell "halt"
step four: spray the perp with pepper spray
step five: yell "freeze"
step six: empty 16 round magazine into perp's back


You forgot step seven: sprinkle some crack on the corpse before walking away.
 
2018-10-12 10:30:05 AM  
That thing looks pretty tight.  What happens if the officer misses, and gets the lasso around the guy's neck?
 
2018-10-12 10:32:25 AM  

guestguy: Ha, you'll never catch me!

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2018-10-12 10:32:59 AM  

special20: Ok, so now the procedure is...
step one: catch the perp with the lasso gun
step two: tase the perp
step three: yell "halt"
step four: spray the perp with pepper spray
step five: yell "freeze"
step six: empty 16 round magazine into perp's back


You forgot the most important part, yelling "STOP RESISTING" the entire time.
 
2018-10-12 10:33:56 AM  

phalamir: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: foo monkey: Marcus Aurelius: It's been done before.
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This makes just as much sense as everything else that's going on.

Goofy though it may be, I'm at least happy they're TRYING to come up with something that's not got the amount of "Oh crap, I killed ya anyway.  Oops!" problems a taser does.  Success or not, at least they're looking.  Yeah, there's no such thing as non-lethal etc. - but I'd certainly take "Substantially less likely to be lethal than anything else we got atm." over the status quo.

Or - and I know this is treason and just plain crazy-talk - the police could stop treating every interaction with the public as a chance to commit state-sanctioned murder.  Other countries manage to deal with non-supine individuals without ventilating everyone in a 100' radius (and even being supine has a 60% chance of dying anyway).  This thing is like those armored backpacks being hawked for schoolchildren - let's not try and deal with a culture that says murdering a school is just a done thing, but try and mitigate a few of the deaths with as little imposition on the killer as possible.


All for it - but we also gotta deal with right now.  Unfortunate truth in most things - you can't wait for the solution you want, you also have to create procedures/tools to deal with "In the meantime..."  Then, humans being humans, in the meantime becomes the status quo, and you slowly limp toward where you want to be till the next breaking point.  It's not ideal - not hardly - but it's how humans do stuff when we're talking real world.  Thus any progress is indeed progress, and not to be scorned - even if it's not the solution you were hoping for.
 
2018-10-12 10:35:49 AM  
you're not helping. like at all.

"NYPD officers, who have been under fire several times in recent years for the way they've handled mentally ill suspects, may soon have a new 'lasso gun' device designed to safely detain people."

yeah, because lassoing them like livestock is soooo much better than the ol' taze n' shoot.

how about teaching your officers de-escalation and empathy rather than coming up with a real world version of a Batman toy?

"There's no pain and you cannot move your legs at all, trust me."

yeah things that sound like a gunshot and travel at 640 ft/sec are often painless when striking someone, I've heard. and there's certainly no chance that something goes wrong and this ends up around a neck or cutting off circulation to an extremity. no sir, nothing to see here.

y'all are f*cking crazy and this thing's a lawsuit waiting to happen.
 
2018-10-12 10:36:22 AM  
This, also, will be misused.
 
2018-10-12 10:36:26 AM  
Can the branding gun be far.... wait for it...behind?
 
2018-10-12 10:38:18 AM  
This could be a useful tool for quickly ending foot-chases as well.
 
2018-10-12 10:38:34 AM  

ds615: It won't be used.
It's just one more thing that gets in the way of reaching for your gun.


This. We already have bean bag guns, tasers, pepper spray, pepperball guns.

Cops can only carry so much on their belts, and usually don't have the luxury of looking in their trunk first to decide which weapon is right. As long as their standard duty weapon is a lethal firearm, there WILL continue to be unnecessary deaths, especially of the mentally ill.
 
2018-10-12 10:38:52 AM  

Joe Peanut: That thing looks pretty tight.  What happens if the officer misses, and gets the lasso around the guy's neck?


yeah and it worked on the skinny guy standing still with his arms down how about a fat guy in a coat, someone running or say has one arm in front of their body for some reason?  It's pretty loud too. How are people to know that the cops aren't shooting real guns at them? Also if you tie up the arms and legs and the person falls and smashes their face/teeth won't the cops be liable for the medical care?

lastly someone should tell salesman jones that he should stop saying "we're rescuing them."  no one really believes that's true.
 
2018-10-12 10:40:12 AM  

d23: Unobtanium: She could lasso me and I would tell her the truth. And then she'd slap the taste out of my mouth.
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I'll be in my bunk.
 
2018-10-12 10:41:09 AM  
That's a new meaning to "Put out a BOLO."
 
2018-10-12 10:42:05 AM  

tom baker's scarf: Joe Peanut: That thing looks pretty tight.  What happens if the officer misses, and gets the lasso around the guy's neck?

yeah and it worked on the skinny guy standing still with his arms down how about a fat guy in a coat, someone running or say has one arm in front of their body for some reason?  It's pretty loud too. How are people to know that the cops aren't shooting real guns at them? Also if you tie up the arms and legs and the person falls and smashes their face/teeth won't the cops be liable for the medical care?

lastly someone should tell salesman jones that he should stop saying "we're rescuing them."  no one really believes that's true.


it's like nobody thought it through AT ALL and the cops are just jizzing their britches at a new thing that goes BANG and makes perps fall over
 
2018-10-12 10:42:14 AM  

tarheel07: Right. Just like pepper spray and TASERs were supposed to reduce use of lethal force by police.


Times elebenty.
 
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