I know, I know, what are pain beams?
Well, they are invisible heat-beam weapons developed in secrecy by the military and they are, according to the Los Angeles Daily News, now set for use at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Pitchess Detention Center.
The formal name for the weapon is the Assault Intervention Device and it uses millimeter waves to heat the top layer of skin, causing an intense burning sensation that forces the person being targeted to move away immediately. Commander Bob Osborne says it feels like the blast of heat one feels when you open the oven door except it is more concentrated.
I bet this will be on Vic Toew's shopping list sooner rather than later.