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2021-06-06 4:46:53 PM  
Police, however, claimed that the tool did its job

I'm sure the tool thought he did his job.
 
2021-06-06 5:39:36 PM  
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2021-06-06 5:39:42 PM  
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2021-06-06 5:43:05 PM  
I'm sure they'll figure out a way to "accidentally" choke people to death with it.


Just give them time.
 
2021-06-06 5:46:13 PM  

Snapper Carr: I'm sure they'll figure out a way to "accidentally" choke people to death with it.


Just give them time.


That's the "black suspect" mode that police departments can add for an extra $50 bucks a lasso.
 
2021-06-06 5:48:43 PM  
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"Well.... that didn't do what I thought it would.  Let's take this one back to the drawing board. "
 
2021-06-06 5:53:52 PM  

Snapper Carr: I'm sure they'll figure out a way to "accidentally" choke people to death with it.


Just give them time.


Only if they switch to Fashion Mode

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2021-06-06 6:01:46 PM  
Show me a police administrator running at a cop getting hit with one of these and coming up all smiles, and then tell me it's cool.
 
2021-06-06 6:02:21 PM  
I'm sure a "properly trained" user will only target a victim from the stomach down.

Just like protestors never loose their eyes by getting shot with rubber bullets.

Those barbed weights at the ends of the bola could well penetrate an eyeball as the spin around a head.

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shot at a throat it might wrap tight enough to choke someone to death, if the barbs don't sever a jugular.
 
2021-06-06 6:02:55 PM  
Here's the farking thing... every time cops get a new, less lethal toy... they end up deploying it as an alternative to conversation or de-escalation, instead of as an alternative to lethal force.

They're still gonna taze and shoot just as many people as they did before this, just now they're also gonna use this farked up contraption on anyone who doesn't give them a verbal blowjob for the privilege of interacting with one of our finest badged violent street gang members.
 
2021-06-06 6:06:16 PM  
This sort of capture and restraint device was predicted in science fiction, notably in Raiders from the Rings by Alan E. Nourse (1962), in which it was called a "tangle web."
 
2021-06-06 6:12:06 PM  
Abolish the police.
 
2021-06-06 6:13:10 PM  

firefly212: Here's the farking thing... every time cops get a new, less lethal toy... they end up deploying it as an alternative to conversation or de-escalation, instead of as an alternative to lethal force.

They're still gonna taze and shoot just as many people as they did before this, just now they're also gonna use this farked up contraption on anyone who doesn't give them a verbal blowjob for the privilege of interacting with one of our finest badged violent street gang members.


I'm not a fan of less than lethal tools for cops. They need to learn to deescalate. These tools are just rungs on the escalation ladder.
 
2021-06-06 6:15:33 PM  
Wrap em' up to more easily kneel on the neck.
 
2021-06-06 6:22:25 PM  
Because it's given to police, this will go horribly wrong. They always manage to find exactly how much less lethal these sorts of tools are, and it turns out "less" is still "kinda."

Also, you can horribly violate someone's rights without killing them. Let's teach force cops to not do that also.
 
2021-06-06 6:31:11 PM  
When we call them "cowboy cops" I don't think this is what we had in mind

I came to this thread for male strippers.  When you say "cowboy cops," that is what I have in mind.  I'm leaving disappointed.
 
2021-06-06 6:35:46 PM  
Nice of the guy in the demo video to keep his hands down and at his sides.
 
2021-06-06 6:40:54 PM  
And when it wraps around someone's neck?
 
2021-06-06 6:46:32 PM  
 
2021-06-06 7:03:47 PM  

MythDragon: [wolfhillammo.com image 752x800]
"Well.... that didn't do what I thought it would.  Let's take this one back to the drawing board. "


"Ben-wa blaster 5000"?
 
2021-06-06 7:23:25 PM  
Pretty sure Wayne Enterprises has the patent on those things....has been on Batman's utility belt for decades.

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2021-06-06 7:32:39 PM  
Old news...
 
2021-06-06 8:12:01 PM  

HairBolus: I'm sure a "properly trained" user will only target a victim from the stomach down.

Just like protestors never loose their eyes by getting shot with rubber bullets.

Those barbed weights at the ends of the bola could well penetrate an eyeball as the spin around a head.

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shot at a throat it might wrap tight enough to choke someone to death, if the barbs don't sever a jugular.


I thought the same thing.  But it seems to me that the eye neck hazards are similar to that of a tazer.
 
2021-06-06 8:22:35 PM  
I love the realistic video. Non-compliant people are always either standing still with their arms by their sides or calmly walking away.
 
2021-06-06 8:47:14 PM  
How well does it work on people not just standing with arms at their side?
 
2021-06-06 8:49:33 PM  
This seems more Batman than cowboy, subs. Also the barbs on the ends seem like they could do some lethal damage as everyone has said above. Did you all notice the stock ticker at the end of the video? Be sure to invest! They're on the NASDAQ! Be ready to HODL!
 
2021-06-06 8:51:02 PM  
The YouTube videos for this look like very staged stealth ads with shiatty fake accounts posting comments how every cop should have one...
 
2021-06-06 9:48:21 PM  

MythDragon: [wolfhillammo.com image 752x800]
"Well.... that didn't do what I thought it would.  Let's take this one back to the drawing board. "


Those are awful.
 
2021-06-06 9:49:42 PM  
Being targeted in the mid section and having one of the weights on the end tagging you in the nuts sounds like hell. Based on shiat I've seen before I image some departments having some sort of points system for pulling that shot off.
 
2021-06-06 9:52:53 PM  
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First thing that popped in my mind. Weird uh?
 
2021-06-06 10:50:02 PM  
Lost me at "ensnare a suspect with barbed restraints"
 
2021-06-07 12:05:45 AM  
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2021-06-07 1:01:59 AM  

stuffy: How well does it work on people not just standing with arms at their side?


I wonder if they are effective on the legs of running suspects. Would be better than shooting in the back. Would have to be pretty close though, which would force cops into excercise. So win win.
 
2021-06-07 3:14:32 AM  
What's so weird about cowboy cops?  Seems like they're in almost every western movie.

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2021-06-07 3:31:14 AM  
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2021-06-07 8:17:40 AM  

dbrunker: What's so weird about cowboy cops?  Seems like they're in almost every western movie.

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