Law enforcement has a new gadget to fight crime. In several states, police have a new weapon. A non-lethal projectile called StarChase. It’s designed to track vehicles, not shoot holes in them.
The StarChase “bullet” resembles a small artillery shell in size, and is fired using pressurized air like a potato gun instead of relying on gunpowder. The StarChase “round” is loaded into a vehicle mounted launcher integrated above the center of a police car’s front bumper, and there are single and double-barreled versions available.
In a pursuit situation, the StarChase can be fired at a vehicle so that police can track it and not risk a car chase that harms others. A dash-mounted StarChase panel monitors air pressure and lets officers arm and fire the device. This way police can track it from a distance and surprise them later. The StarChase system costs around $5000 to install and each re-usable bullet costs $500. I’m sure it will pay for itself since you are avoiding chases and the destruction caused by them. Criminals won’t find it so easy to get away now. Not that they got away much already. At least this will keep the streets safer from deadly chases.
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