‘Violent, brutal & terrifying': US police are testing new ‘safe' method to catch suspects.an electric lasso

Posted On: Jun 18, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

‘Violent, brutal & terrifying': US police are testing new ‘safe' method to catch suspects.an electric lasso

Police in the US are testing a new tool to capture criminal suspects: an electric lasso. Despite being presented as a harmless alternative to more violent methods of apprehension, netizens were immediately skeptical.
Washington, DC police have been testing out the controversial electronic lasso, designed to take suspects down without hurting them, NBC reported. The ‘BolaWrap' is a handheld device that looks like a Taser and shoots a cord as far as 25 feet that wraps around a person's legs.
Robert Liberati, the Landover Hills town police chief has already ordered one lasso for each of his officers. “You're immobilized temporarily enough, hopefully, that officers can get to you, get you under control and apprehended with as little injury as possible,” he said of the device's proposed functionality.
Some on social media noticed something disturbing about the BolaWrap, however. One person pointed out that while it's not intended to be painful, “every person seen ‘testing' is wearing a protective...

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