I assume from the actions taken by law enforcement that the thing actually worked. I’d further assume that the authorities are busy refining the design and deploying it on a drone somewhere. Instead of arresting those guys, maybe they should give them a job with the NSA.
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”.