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Cops Are Now Using an Electric Lasso on People

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Cops Are Now Using an Electric Lasso on People

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images). Article by Lucas Ropek. Gizmodo – June 4, 2021.

In an apparent effort to kill fewer people, police departments across the country are investing in what is basically a high-tech lasso designed to automatically restrain suspects without cops having to electrocute or shoot them.

As recently noted by Motherboard, the BolaWrap Remote Restraint device looks a lot like a taser and functions, more or less, like something from a James Bond film. It uses gunpowder to explosively discharge an eight-foot “Kevlar tether” designed to fly through the air and ensnare a suspect with barbed restraints. Also referred to as “remote handcuffs,” it allegedly works at a distance of 10 to 25 feet and is meant to be used on suspects who are “non-compliant.” A user’s manual for the police department in West Plains, Missouri, provides a lot of details on how the device is ostensibly supposed to be used. […]

Video: BolaWrap: Slow Motion – Aug 29, 2019.

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