"Shock cuffs"

March 5, 2013

A company in Arizona submitted a patent for "shock cuffs," which can be used by cops to remotely administer a Taser-like shock to detainees. In late 2012, Scottsdale Inventions moved to patent metal handcuffs capable of delivering "high-voltage, low amperage shocks to disrupt a person's voluntary nervous system," – much like the Tasers already routinely used by police nationwide. These "shock cuffs" come in a variety of models, some capable of injecting medications, sedatives or any number of liquid or gas substances into the detainee's bloodstream.

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