Friday, July 29, 2005

Way to defeat British shoot to kill policy

Could a simple heart monitor like these defeat the British shoot-to-kill policy? Wiring older wired devices to the bomb's detonator directly might rise suspicion but with these new wireless models being had for under 50 dollars they seem perfect for the job. The model I'm looking at on Radioshack's website would fit around the waist and could be worn under the bomb ensuring that police would have to remove the bomb belt before they got to the monitor which would further complicate things. I'm sure it is only a matter of time before the police find their policies need to be revised even further in light of the simplicity these devices represent. I don't know exactly how quickly the heart deteriorates after destroying the locus of the central nervous system (brain) but you can bet dollars to donuts a drop of 30-40 bpm would be enough to trigger the bomb if setup with such intent.

So police forces that are dealing with suicide bombers have even less options on their hands and might be better off investigating detection options before these people get into crowded public areas in the first place. The radio frequency range used by these devices should be added to any said frequencies if any that the police in London are already scanning for at the entrance to the underground stations. The only thing I could think of is if the police carried a transmitter of their own that kept the trigger thinking that it was still receiving a heartbeat. That would mean they would have to be able to detect any such frequencies in the area before shooting took place and repeat them.


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