NYPD testing “T-ray” device to see concealed weapons under clothing

The New York Police Department revealed Wednesday that it was developing a device that would scan people for concealed firearms on their body.

The Wall Street Journal reports Commissioner Raymond Kelly saying the NYPD is testing a T-ray (terahertz radiation) machine. Such technology is increasingly being used in airport scanners because the radiation is considered less harmful than X-ray. As IEEE Spectrum put it in its article a few years ago examining the technology, T-rays go through most materials but reflect off metal.

“If something is obstructing the flow of that radiation, for example a weapon, the device will highlight that object,” Kelly said at an event attended by the New York City Police Foundation, according to the WSJ.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • sbark

    Wow……..wonder if they will take 100’s of those in the Dem’cat voter areas of Chicago and clean up the violence there, with 500 dead last year, mostly children
    ……..that barelygets a peep in the media

    • $8194357

      Cloward/Piven cannon fodder and collatoral damge acceptable
      for agendas mission acomplished moment…

    • slackwarerobert

      over 200 dead mostly children in brazil. when are we going to start to ban bands. No band needs more than one drum, no keyboard needs more than 5 keys. lets stop this tragedy now before the poor children get hurt needlessly.

  • $8194357

    Invasion of a law abieding citizens privacy, huh.

    • banjo kid

      not only privacy but they will destroy everyone’s health by scanning all people. 1984 people wake up it is here .

      • $8194357

        They place their faith in ideology, government and other men.
        Not smart huh..

  • banjo kid

    Not as harmful means it is harmful so why use them they will only cause more cancer and sickness oh wait that’s what the liberals want is to make every one sick so their benefactors can reap huge profits. Yep whilst we walk around with our little colts tied to our bodies they are shooting us with sickness rays so we can die a terrible death while taking the chemo and radiation . It is invasion of the body snatchers all over again so what happens if you wear an all aluminum sheet will it bounce the rays back into the policeman ? I recommend that all new yorkers who carry concealed to wear metallic thread laced clothing , not only the gun carriers scanned but every one is scanned . welcome to 1984 people we are dead .

    • $8194357

      (so what happens if you wear an all aluminum sheet)
      Your tinfoil hat would excessorize nice with it?
      Hee…hee..
      I get the tin foil hat thing all the time..
      Even with stories/articles backing my therories.

  • slackwarerobert

    But on the bright side, you can stop cops and count the bullets in THEIR guns, and arrest them if they have more than 7. And I know of no one that makes a mag with that odd a number. Going to get very crowded in jail soon.
    That is why you should wear the gun on your hip, then they have no excuse to be killing you.

  • slackwarerobert

    ll if you really want to make them mad, put the gun inside a 24 oz soda cup.

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