05/07/2003

Sales of disposable cuffs booming; S.F. Police Dept. orders 30,000 nylon restraints for protesters

The San Francisco Chronicle

SAN FRANCISCO - Anti-war demonstrators who are arrested in the future in San Francisco will have something more in common than a shared passion. Many of them will probably be taken away in handcuffs made of braided nylon that their manufacturer touts as "the inescapable choice in disposable restraints."

It's definitely an opportune time for Tuff-Tie Inc. of Voluntown, Conn., which makes the disposable handcuffs, as prisoners of war are taken into custody in the Persian Gulf and anti-war demonstrators run afoul of the law in San Francisco and in other U.S. cities.

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