The Clash sings/speaks that Death Is A Star.
Next, ‘it’s hotter than a microwave’ says Big Audio Dynamite (at the 1:34 mark).
Finally, Linda Ronstadt (and others) sing about a ‘heat wave, burnin’ in my heart.’
The ACLU, however, wants to ban the use of the Assault Intervention Device (AID), which is a small-scale version of the U.S. military’s Active Denial System. Either one can blast a target with millimeter waves that penetrate a 64th of an inch beneath the skin.
Said blast causes an owie for the perp, who is therefore inclined to cease and desist their illicit activities.
Riddle me this: if an ACLU press release writer were to be incarcerated and was at some point attacked by a fellow prisoner, would they prefer to 1) wait for a guard (or two or three) to get geared up and break up the assault or 2) incapacitate the offending prisoner almost instantly with a quick burst of the “high-tech ray gun”?
In other words, why wouldn’t the AID be viewed as benefiting prisoners in such a regard?