Two Men Charged With Building 'Death Ray' Machine

ReasonReasonTwo Americans, one of whom is reportedly a member of the Klu Klux Klan, have been arrested for building a remote-controlled ‘death ray’ machine that they hoped to use to target Muslims and other perceived enemies of the U.S.

The FBI described the device as a “mobile, remotely operated, radiation emitting and capable of killing human targets silently and from a distance with lethal doses of radiation.”

From Euronews:

Two American men have been arrested and charged with building a remote-controlled X-ray machine intended for killing Muslims and other perceived enemies of the U.S.

Following a 15-month investigation launched in April 2012, Glenn Scott Crawford and Eric J. Feight are accused of developing the device, which the FBI has described as “mobile, remotely operated, radiation emitting and capable of killing human targets silently and from a distance with lethal doses of radiation”.

Federal prosecutors stated that Crawford, who works as an industrial mechanic for General Electric, contacted an unidentified Jewish organization and asked to speak with a person “who might be willing to help him with a type of technology that could be used by Israel to defeat its enemies – specifically by killing them while they slept”.

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  • Brandon||

    “mobile, remotely operated, radiation emitting and capable of killing human targets silently and from a distance with lethal doses of radiation.”

    So it's pretty much a drone. And the FBI is jealous that someone else might get better toys than them.

  • ||

    JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    **cough, cough**
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!

  • waffles||

    Well, does it work? Is building a nonfunctional death ray a crime? I would imagine not, even if built by insidious bigots.

  • BuSab Agent||

    I have built LOTS of non-functional death rays in my mind while driving on the highway.

  • Jumbie||

    My attorney, Mr. Pro Libertate, will be contacting you soon regarding your patent infringement.

    I have been using imaginary non-functional death rays to kill my enemies on the road since at least Sept 1988 (when I started walking to school in the city at age 10)and I hold the patents and rights to all such devices and subsequent iterations.

    Until then, cease and desist all use of imaginary non-functioning death rays.

    May I suggest imaginary non-functional giant hammers?

  • BuSab Agent||

    Your attorney should contact this guy, as my imaginary non-functioning death rays were invented by him.

  • Agammamon||

    Well, selling fake drugs is the same crime as selling real ones so I would imagine that selling a fake death ray is the same as selling a real one.

  • CE||

    Building a functional death ray machine isn't a crime either. What part of the Second Amendment is hard to read?

  • waffles||

    C'mon that's over 100 years old and written by dead white slavers. You really think it's relevant?

    /pancakes

  • sarcasmic||

  • Matrix||

    I post a lot of stuff and never get h/t. Well, at least you noticed!

  • Ted S.||

    The story was on the local news last night, since I get the Albany NY channels, but I didn't post it since I figured somebody else would have done so in the PM(S) Links.

    More importantly, how do we know the information is from Euronews if the link isn't to Euronews?

  • BuSab Agent||

    Tantalus Device?

  • ||

    In Glenn Scott Crawford and Eric J. Feight's cabin is a device that will make you invincible.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    You don't get to say those words unless you're as attractive as Barbara Luna.

  • ||

    On this thread I am humiliated!

  • Cytotoxic||

    When did the Klan become pro-Israel!?!?!

  • SugarFree||

    Muslim is the new Jew.

  • Kreel Sarloo||

    Cyto has also made the common mistake of confusing pro-Israel for pro-Jew.

  • Kreel Sarloo||

    Lots of anti-semites are pro-Israel.

    They think if the Jews live over there they won't live over here.

  • SugarFree||

    Can we form a homeland for people that write for Gawker media sites?

  • Matrix||

    Well Newt is trying to get a moonbase established for 'em.

  • Jumbie||

    A moonbat base so to speak?

  • SugarFree||

    I'd like to see the society they build, which would surely approach maximum derp. Or see their vacuum-ablated bodies because they were too stupid to live anywhere that didn't have 6 bodegas per block.

  • ||

    It would instantly be nuked by every nuclear capable country in the world. So, yes, hopefully we can.

  • sarcasmic||

    I wonder how far they would have gotten without help from the investigators.

  • mr simple||

    Yes, which of their new friends, that totally believe in their cause, came up with this idea and gave them the materials?

  • Dibbler||

    Only the government should have the right to arbitrarily deal out unjustified death from the sky, you scumbags.

  • Aresen||

    Phasers on Stupid!

  • Paul.||

    How do you turn them up to Stupid? Mine only goes to Retarded.

  • fried wylie||

    "Up" to stupid?

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    "contacted an unidentified Jewish organization and asked to speak with a person “who might be willing to help him" etc. I suppose the organization then contacted the feds.

    Did this guy sleep through his Klan Korrespondence Kourse? The Jews can't be trusted! Try to build a nice little death ray, and they'll turn you in to the authorities.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    What's the actual charge?

  • Agammamon||

    They can't find any criminal charges so they're hitting him with an OSHA violation.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Weapons of mass destruction?

  • shamalam||

    It's Jooooos, so it must be free.

  • Emmerson Biggins||

    Is this one of the 50 cases used to justify the NSA ignoring the 4th amendment ?

  • CE||

    49 to go.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    There was supposed to be an earth shattering kaboom!

  • sarcasmic||

    You can't post that without a link!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8rYotiiFP8

    Fuck!

  • Killazontherun||

    It's official. The Jews are white white and no longer just white.

  • Killazontherun||

    You're the whitest whitey whose shoes ever squeaked on the pavement.

  • Homple||

    His shoes squeak because they're tight. And his bathroom is cold.

  • ||

    and...

  • ||

    Someday we Irish will get there.

  • CE||

    DHS advance-ordered 1,000 units to stockpile.

  • Lord Humungus||

    I have no problem with this as long as they go "pew" "pew" when using it.

  • fried wylie||

    Sorry, it just goes "Bing!".

  • Fluffy||

    I want to know how it worked.

    Because I call bullshit. This fucking guy was not about to turn anyone into the Hulk by parking his Klan member Beverly Hillbillies jalopy near them. No way.

  • ||

    Look, justifications for domestic spying need to be produced, dude. Death Ray is what they have at the moment and they're going with it.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Murder isn't working and that's all we're good at.

  • PapayaSF||

    An industrial X-ray machine (the sort used to examine welds, etc.) can easily kill people.

  • Paul.||

    At what range, length of exposure etc etc?

    I can put a microwave magnetron underneath my car seat that will turn on and cook your nads if you sit in the seat and don't flip my special "anti-theft" switch. Does that make it a death ray?

  • fried wylie||

    Microwaving nuts immediately hurts. You're cooking flesh. And non-ionizing radiation doesn't cause cancer (right?).

    If I aimed an xray spotlight on the place where you slept, it probably wouldn't take long for you to develop cancer. And you wouldn't feel a thing.

    So yeah, the former doesn't really qualify as a death ray the way the latter does.

  • Robert||

    No, actually it's very hard to reliably induce cancers like that. Much easier to kill tissue than to cancer it up. There are some good cancer-causing treatments but they're tricky to apply.

  • fried wylie||

    I didn't say it was an effective Death Ray.

  • BuSab Agent||

    There was a Quincy episode where this was the murder weapon.

  • mattrue||

    White House: Hey, FBI, can you "find" some domestic, lighter skinned terrorist plots so we don't look so ridiculous after tragedies like Benghazi and Boston?
    FBI: Sure thing. We have a security guard who can help us out.
    ...
    FBI: Hey, Jim Bob, wasn't your uncle-cousin in the Klan? Show him this X-man death ray and give him the phone numbers of some part suppliers. Thanks!

  • ||

    The FBI described the device as a “mobile, remotely operated, radiation emitting and capable of killing human targets silently and from a distance with lethal doses of radiation.”

    ...a.k.a., airport scanner.

  • Rasilio||

    Were they singing this...

    Look at these People
    Amazing how sheep'll
    Show up for the slaughter.

    No one condemning
    You lined up like lemmings
    You led to the water.

    Why can't they see what I see
    Why can't they hear the lies.

    Maybe the fee's too pricey
    for them to realize
    Your disguise is slipping,
    I think you're slipping.

    Now that your Savior's
    Is still as the grave you're
    beginning to fear me.

    Like cavemen fear thunder
    I still have to wonder
    Can you really hear me?

    I bring you pain,
    the kind you can't suffer quietly.
    Fire up your brain
    remind you inside you're rioting
    Society is slipping,
    everything's slipping away, so...

    Go ahead run away
    Say it was horrible
    Spread the word tell a friend
    Tell them the tale.

    Get a pic do a blog
    Heroes are over with
    Look at him not a word
    Hammer meet nail

    Then I win then I get
    Everything I ever
    All the cash all the fame
    And social change

    Anarchy that I run
    It's Dr. Horrible's turn
    You people all have to learn
    This world is going to burn
    burn (yeah it's two R's, h-o-r-r yeah right) burn!

  • Auric Demonocles||

    One of the rare instances of music which I find entertaining.

  • CatoTheElder||

    Salon just had an article with a link to the type of device these bozos were probably planning to use.

    The Poor Man's Ray Gun
    http://www.amazon.com/Poor-Man.....oncom08-20

    According to http://www.salon.com/2013/06/1.....ook_clubs/
    "It’s an instruction manual for converting a microwave oven into a death laser."

    Well, the correct term is actually "maser", but I've no idea whether it actually works.

  • GILMORE||

    Two American men have been arrested and charged with building a remote-controlled X-ray machine intended for killing Muslims and other perceived enemies of the U.S.

    In unrelated news...

    http://finance.yahoo.com/echar.....undefined;

    pretty cool graphics there

  • MasterDarque||

    Just when you thought the Klan couldn't evolve and here they are working on a death ray device - Ignorant crackers do seem to be able to embrace the future

  • ||

    Let's not be racially insensitive now: we prefer the term "honkey".

  • entropy||

  • Jayburd||

    I found an ad for one in the back of an old Popular Mechanics mag.

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