North, located in Copenhagen, Denmark, has introduced a new law enforcement
tool called an ID Sniper Rifle™.
According to their marketing material, the
ID Sniper Rifle™ is used to implant a GPS-microchip in the body of a human
being, using a high powered sniper rifle as the long distance injector.
This micro chip enters the body and remains there without causing any internal
damage. The manufacturer says the process brings little physical pain as the
micro chip enters the body of an unsuspecting human, similiar to a mosquito
bite lasting just a fraction of a second. At the same time this occurs, a digital
camcorder with a zoom-lense fitted within the scope will being to take a high-resolution
picture of the target. The target in this case is a human being.
Empire North maintains that law enforcement need this rifle "As the urban
battlefield grows more complex and intense, new ways of managing and controlling
crowds are needed. The attention of the media changes the rules of the game.
Sometimes it is difficult to engage the enemy in the streets without causing
damage to the all important image of the state. Instead EMPIRE NORTH
suggests to mark and identify a suspicious subject on a safe distance, enabeling
the national law enforcement agency to keep track on the target through a satellite
in the weeks to come."
Empire North has been showing this new rifle for law enforcement from Bejiing,
China in 2002 to New York City in April 2004. The company markets products for
the "modern urban battlefield." Empire North also markets a product
called "JuJu the Citizen Eye." This little camera is designed to photograph
suspicious activity and immediately be able to transmit it to the Ministry of