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Old 06-06-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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If your hands are cuffed behind your back, how do you get the key?
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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If your hands are cuffed behind your back, how do you get the key?
A smart criminal would sew a small pocket in the waistband in the back of their pants.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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A smart criminal would sew a small pocket in the waistband in the back of their pants.

A really smart criminal wouldn't get caught.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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The only difference from a regular key is the use of plastic.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:03 AM
 
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I assume it wouldn't work on zip-ties.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:07 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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A really smart criminal wouldn't get caught.
A really smart criminal wouldn't be a criminal in the first place.

Unless he lived in a society where so many laws were being made, hundreds or thousands per day, that straightforward , law-abiding existence is no longer possible. Simple, innocuous acts that harm or threaten nobody (such as replacing a toilet in your house or filling in some tire tracks in your back yard, etc.) violate laws you had no reason to suspect even existed.

Such a society would manufacture "criminals" en masse, entirely against their own wills.

We are approaching that status now in America.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:51 AM
 
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A really smart criminal wouldn't get caught.
Even a somewhat less smart criminal will know that carrying around a piece of kit that is designed to get you out of handcuffs will make the police less likely to believe that you were just on your way to a church function.

And a moderately smart criminal would realize that while getting out of the cuffs might be nice for now, it's not going to make things better down the road.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:54 AM
 
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Yes, tack on a few more felonies... Mere possession of the key is likely (or will soon become) illegal.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Northern CA
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The thought of having my hands cuffed behind my back is terrifying. I'd probably have a panic attack. They may as well just shoot me, before I'd comply.

If they'd leave our hands in front, I wouldnt feel so vulnerable and helpless.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Yes, tack on a few more felonies... Mere possession of the key is likely (or will soon become) illegal.
Do you always assume that everything is illegal?

I've never been in law enforcement, but I've had a set of handcuff keys for 20 years. They came with the handcuffs. You can buy them over the counter, and there's nothing illegal about it - nor should there be.
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