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by Peter Moskos

August 5, 2008

Germany hails 'bullet-proof bra'

Or so says the BBC. It's not a bullet-proof bra. It's a bra designed not be dangerous when combined with the impact of a bullet on body armor. But I do love the fact it says "police" on the bottom.
It is being dubbed the new "bullet-proof bra", a new kind of Wonderbra which could help protect thousands of women police officers here in Germany.

It may sound like a joke, but this is a serious matter - the policewoman who came up with the idea said normal bras can be dangerous when worn in combination with a bullet-proof vest.

"The impact of a bullet can push the metal and plastic bits of the bra into an officer's body, causing serious injury," said Carmen Kibat, an adviser on equal opportunities for the Hamburg-based Bundespolizei - Germany's federal police force. "
Read the whole story here.

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