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A report on new lasers to kill protests once and for all.

Posted by TheNewAgeGamer on Jan 2nd, 2012

Government scientists have been impressed by
initial trials and are preparing to ask police to test it as potential weapon in
a growing armoury of equipment aimed at preventing a repeat of the August
riots.

The Home Office said it had to be tested
further and guidelines drawn up for its use.

Paul Kerr, of Photonic Security Systems, the
UK-based firm  behind it, said the effect was like looking into a low sun on a
bright winter day. He added: ‘It is horrible. It makes you look
away.

‘The system would give police an intimidating
visual deterrent. If you can't  look at something you can't attack
it.

‘If police spot someone trying to do something
untoward, painting them with this would certainly make them think twice about
it.’

Developed by a former Royal Marine commando,
the £25,000 laser resembles a rifle and can dazzle and incapacitate targets up
to 500m away.

It creates a wall of light up to four metres
wide and comes with an infrared  scope to spot looters in poor
visibility.

Those behind the invention believe it has many
uses, from deterring rioters to  aiding high-risk hostage rescues.

The Home Office has been considering new forms
of non-lethal equipment since a  wave of looting and arson rocked the
country.

The Metropolitan Police is considering buying
three water canon at a cost of up to £4million but senior officers remain
divided over how effective they would  be.

The force is also increasing the number of
officers trained to fire plastic  bullets and has warned they could be
used

It has already deployed an imposing new
portable metal fence in Whitehall  during a recent anti-cuts
demonstration.

The trailer-mounted fence, complete with
spy-holes and police signs, was  donated by the Government last year and is
similar to those used in European  cities.

A Home Office spokesman said the technology
must be tested to ensure it does  not cause any permanent ill effects and
guidelines drawn up for its use.

He added: ‘Laser dazzle technology is one we
have recognised as holding some  merit.

‘However, prior to any police deployment a
number of things need to be done to  assess the technology's
suitability.’

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