Cops help deliver baby in backseat of car
Police helped deliver a baby on the back seat of his parents' car in Sydney this morning when the little boy arrived before the couple could reach hospital. Officers were called to the corner of Vernon Street and Wardell Road in Lewisham in the city's inner west early this morning when the 28-year-old woman went into labour.Several police men and women helped deliver the baby boy who was born at 4.10am on the backseat of his parents' car. © Supplied/Facebook Police officers helped deliver the baby when they were called to Lewisham in the city's inner west.
- Los Angeles police officers will test a new gun-like device designed to restrain people beginning January, police department leaders informed the city's board of police commissioners last week, according to .
- The Bola Wrap, which fires a cord to wrap around a person and restrict their movement, has been marketed by Las Vegas-based as a way to allow officers to act without using force,
- Critics have pushed back at this notion, concerned that it will be deployed mostly in minority communities.
- Here's how the device works.
Police around the country have begun using a new tool that comes straight out of comic book lore: a device that shoots out a cord, binding a person's arms or legs together.
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The BolaWrap 100, which some media organisations have compared to a tool from Batman's utility belt, was developed by Las Vegas-based. It allows the police to fire a Kevlar cord, and wraps tightly around a person.
Wrap Technologies has touted the benefits of the device as a way to subdue suspects without using force. But last week, when Los Angeles Police Department leaders told the city's board of police commissioners that it intended to test the device for a trial period in January, the LA Timesthat critics pushed back at this notion.
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One member of Black Lives Matter, Adam Smith, told commissioners the department would probably deploy the tool mostly in minority communities, according to the LA Times.
Wrap Technologies hasover 100 police agencies across the country currently use the Bola Wrap.
Here's how the device operates:
The device fires off a Kevlar tether.
At the end of the tether are two small barbs that attach to a person when they make contact.
The cord binds a person's arms to their torso.
Or, it binds their legs together, restricting their movement.
The LAPD intends to start testing the device during a trial period in January.
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