Once upon a time, people could fly the friendly skies and not worry about the threat of terrorist attacks. But as times change so has the check-in process.

We are subjected to identification review, removal of shoes, metal objects, and jackets, and metal detectors. But now things are about to get really intrusive.

According to the Washington Times, “A senior government official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expressed great interest in a so-called safety bracelet that would serve as a stun device, similar to that of a police Taser®.”

Apparently this Electronic ID Bracelet would replace an airline boarding pass, contain the passenger’s personal information, monitor the passenger and his/her luggage at all times, and shock the person (worse than an electronic dog collar) immediately, completely immobilizing him/her for several minutes.

The Electronic ID Bracelet, similar to an EMD or Electro-Musclar Disruption device, would be placed on each passenger before departure and removed once the destination was reached.

According to this letter from Paul S. Ruwaldt of the William J. Hughes Technical Center at the Atlantic City International Airport, or the Federal Aviation Administration headquarters, “To make it clear, we [the federal government] are interested in . . . the immobilizing security bracelet, and look forward to receiving a written proposal. It is conceivable to envision a use to improve air security, on passenger planes.” said Ruwaldt.

Sure the government is interested in the security bracelet, but are you?

What’s your opinion?

To read the comment on this situation from Lamperd Less Lethal Inc., the Canadian company that designed the Electronic ID Bracelet, click here. For further updates please visit the Washington Times.com

Tamika M. Murray blogs for PJ’s and A Movie, Stop and Stare Photos, and Blogcritics.

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