Sunday, June 10, 2007

Handcuffs for seniors

Victoria, BC. A city known for its numerous gardens, benevolent weather conditions, salmon... and its great amount of elderly people. Victoria is the preferred city for retirement in Canada.

The Police Department of this city has developed a system of handcuffs that is more "friendly" to be used on senior citizens. But, they say, it is not that senior citizens are becoming aggressive or are engaging themselves in criminal activities.

Basically, the Police needs to use handcuffs on them in case they suffer of any mental illnesses or other disorders that may greatly alter their public behavior, becoming a threat on the streets.

The new handcuffs feature many differences with conventional ones, which makes them more suitable to be used on elders. The materials used to manufacture them are much softer with the skin, so they don't tear the elders' skin off that easily. Also, they are designed to reduce the risk of harming the individual's bones or muscles.

Elders in Victoria are happy with the new invention, but it looks that some of them are wondering why doesn't the Police think of using them on all layers of society, regardless of the age. A valid concern? Who'll know. But at least, busted elders will have a softer time while getting arrested from now on.

With some information from the Times Colonist
Photo by Times Colonist


At 5:55 PM , Blogger Freedomnow said...

With people living longer its about time the police have done something to update with the times.

Now if we could only develop viagra for old women's breasts.

At 10:56 AM , Blogger Eddie said...

Maybe, someday... you never know!!!


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