The Israelis are developing an airport security device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body scanners at the airports. They have a booth that you can step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on you.
No more waiting in long lines; no more removing your shoes, belt, jacket, hat, watch, cell phone, coins, laptop….
No false positives – if you don’t have any explosives on you, you walk on out. If you do, you get blown-up by YOUR OWN explosives.
No evidentiary issues. No slick lawyer getting you off. No racial profiling.
This method also would eliminate the costs of a long and expensive trial as well as lengthy incarceration.
Justice would be quick and swift. Case Closed! If you blow-up, you were guilty and your sentence self-executed. Not even any 8th Amendment cruel and unusual punishment issues as the State isn’t deciding or implementing your punishment – you are!
You’re in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion.
Shortly thereafter, an announcement comes over the PA system……
“Attention standby passengers – we now have a seat available on El Al flight number 386.”
Hats off to the Israelis!!!!
It isn’t even mean.. the guy was going to kill himself anyway, you just allowed him a little privacy to do so and saved tens or hundreds of non-barbarians (and millions of dollars) at the same time.. It’s a twofer!