Thanks (um…I guess *shiver*) to Bruce Schneier for the link:
Last year, Gainer (DC Chief of Police) retrained his officers to shoot
to kill when faced with a suspected suicide bomber who is uncooperative and refuses to stop and be searched.
The police organization’s behavioral profile says such a person might
exhibit “multiple anomalies,” including wearing a heavy coat or jacket
in warm weather or carrying a briefcase, duffle bag or backpack with
protrusions or visible wires.
So…I build the build the wearable PC kludgefest that I’m now
tentatively planning (full o’ protruding wires, I imagine), I exercise
my 4th Amendment rights at a checkpoint in DC…and they kill
me. Wouldn’t THAT be fucked? Maybe a MAKE magazine subscription for my
anniversary isn’t such a good idea…too dangerous. That stuff can get