Friday I blog about a feature of crime writing, publishing,
cultural, language, and newsworthy events.
for the 21st Century
pre-historic times, we have been slapping handcuffs
on an intruder, stranger, criminal suspect, violent
lunatic or someone you simply don’t like. The
idea of handcuffs is not to kill, but to restrain a
person by limiting the movement of their arms and hands.
From the beginning of our kind, we’ve used vines,
reeds and animal hide as handcuffs. As our technology
in the Iron and Bronze ages evolved through Greek and
Roman times, our handcuffs also improved allowing us
to securely bind felons and prisoners of war with fetters,
chains and irons.