] Weapons that can incapacitate crowds of people by
] sweeping a lightning-like beam of electricity across them
] are being readied for sale to military and police forces
] in the US and Europe.
[ Mixed feelings. I respect the desire for law enforcement to have viable riot control technology, but I'm also very much concerned about indiscriminate weaponry. I'm not so worried about safety... I'm sure a device of this class can be developed that's as non-lethal as the Tazer, so that's fine. What bothers me is the blanket approach to pacification. Just doesn't sit very well... -k]