Empire North, located in Copenhagen, Denmark, has introduced a new law enforcement tool called an ID Sniper Rifle. According to their marketing material, the ID Sniper Rifle is used to implant a GPS-microchip in the body of a human being, using a high powered sniper rifle as the long distance injector. This micro chip enters the body and remains there without causing any internal damage. The manufacturer says the process brings little physical pain as the micro chip enters the body of an unsuspecting human, similar to a mosquito bite lasting just a fraction of a second. At the same time this occurs, a digital camcorder with a zoom-lense fitted within the scope will begin to take a high-resolution picture of the target. The target, in this case, is a human being.
Empire North maintains that law enforcement needs this rifle: "As the urban battlefield grows more complex and intense, new ways of managing and controlling crowds are needed. The attention of the media changes the rules of the game. Sometimes it is difficult to engage the enemy in the streets without causing damage to the all-important image of the State. Instead, Empire North suggests to mark and identify a suspicious subject at a safe distance, enabling the national law enforcement agency to keep track of the target through a satellite in the weeks to come." (From NewsWithViews.com, April 24, 2004.)