Orwellian NYPD Device Can See Through Clothing

The Department of Defense and the New York Police Department are developing a remote controlled device that could detect if individuals are carrying concealed firearms or explosives.

The “electronic frisking” device will give the NYPD the ability to see through clothes, backpacks and even walls. It uses electromagnetic energy waves and terahertz that can penetrate anything except metallic objects, sending back an image to a flat screen TV of suspected guns and explosives.

Although the current range of the electronic frisking device is limited, developers are working to expand its reach to 75 feet, meaning police could begin electronically scanning citizens on the streets of New York without their knowledge or consent. That possibility has raised concerns with civil libertarians like NYCLU’s Donna Lieberman, who told Fox News:

“Of course it’s worrisome because it implicates privacy when the police department tells us that anytime we walk down the street we’re going to be subject to a virtual pat down even though we’re not suspected of doing anything wrong.

There are also some concerns over whether the terahertz technology could be harmful to DNA.

CNN did a report on the tech that you can view below:

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