Re: Non-lethal technologies, was Re: Future Technologies of Death

Michael Lorrey (
Mon, 05 Jan 1998 15:57:44 -0500

Dwayne wrote:
> Hi,
> > If any of you were watching the Discovery Channel program called "Shoot
> > NOT to Kill" last night, you'd notice a device I had developed back in
> > the late 80's is now being bandied about as a law enforcement tool. They
> > discussed the use of short range contact and focussed beam EMP weapons
> > to easily stop automobiles. I had built a device exactly like they
> > discussed and demonstrated back in '89 and used it successfully against
> > police trying to stop me for speeding. It shot a focussed EMP pulse in a
> > cone behind my vehicle to a range of about 150 feet that would toast the
> > engine control chips of a pursuing vehicle....
> how often were you able to use this device? did the police ever find out?
> If so, what did they do?

The local pigs never figured it out. I got put out of business by a
bigger gun:

I was driving to work (I was stationed at Cannon AFB at the time) and
drove under the approach path to the runway when an F-111 came over.
There had to be some sort of automatic system that recognises signals
that resemble jamming signals or some such (which was what my device
looked like from several hundred yards away, radio wize) on the
Aardvark. I guess it tried to burn through the signal, which wound up
toasting my device. Good thing the capacitor was in the back of the
pickup's bed with stuff in between it and me with nobody behind my
vehicle. It blew up with what had to be the force of a grenade, messed
up the back of my pickup bad, and I was lucky it didn't get the gas

Fun fun fun.

> While being fascinated by such devioces, I'm even more fascinated by their
> active use, as most of the people I know just put up with the police like
> good little citizens (including me, generally).

I know, but I had really gotten sick of the jackboot attitude of these
New Mexico hicks, so I just decided to eliminate the threat