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By DeusExMacintosh

Ray King suggests shooting IDs into suspects

A Liberal Party candidate proposed a radical new policing system in which criminal suspects would be injected with satellite-trackable microchips shot from a ”high powered sniper rifle”.

Ray King, who is contesting the western Sydney electorate of McMahon, was behind the idea, which he claimed would improve productivity of the NSW Police Force.

Mr King, a former police commander in Liverpool, landed in hot water on Friday over critical comments he made about burqas at an election campaign function where guests included the disgraced former detective Roger Rogerson and current assistant police commissioner Frank Minnelli.

In 2011, Mr King outlined his ideas in a 12-page essay, Microchipping of human subjects as a productivity enhancement and as a strategic management direction of NSW Police. The paper was submitted to a police leadership conference shortly before he was promoted from Cabramatta to Liverpool.

The most controversial part of Mr King’s plan was the means by which microchips would be inserted into the body. He named Danish company Empire North as having patented the ”ID Sniper Rifle” as the ”long-distance injector” of the microchip.

But a search for Empire North in Copenhagen suggests the company does not exist and the ID sniper rifle is actually part of a plot of a Danish sci-fi docu-drama called Empire North.

A Liberal source said the essay was a ”futuristic scenario” but, in the Liverpool Champion on March 30, 2011, Mr King raised microchipping as a genuine prospect. ”I’m an advocate for this type of technology,” he said. ”I think we need to explore the use of microchips to help put criminals behind bars.”

Sydney Morning Herald


  1. Carlos
    Posted September 2, 2013 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    Unsurprising to hear fascist remarks from cops, be they ex or current. The sad thing is that these attitudes are accepted in society as no big deal.
    We are well past the ‘thin end of the wedge’ and headed into full blown fascism.

  2. Posted September 2, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    With no due respect Carlos… bollocks.

  3. derrida derider
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Certainly exaggerated, but not complete bollocks. You can’t deny coppers tend to be big on authority (as represented by themselves especially) and rather less big on tolerance of difference and respect for the rights of the citizen (as represented by an insistence on their accountability especially).

    So yes – cops do tend towards fascism, . Its an occupational hazard for them, but the sad thing is that far too many other citizens think like them.

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