The term hangman has been around since the mid-1980s, when it was coined to describe a method of extracting a suspect’s consciousness into a locked box and then viewing the results.
It’s been used for decades to catch serial killers and other criminals.
It was also the name of a TV show in the early 1990s called The Hangman.
It became popular in the mid 2000s as a shorthand for capturing fugitives by locking them in a cell, but it’s also used in various applications and forums to describe techniques that can be used to capture a suspect, including to record his thoughts and emotions, and then send those to a remote location for further analysis.
While it’s often used in criminal law enforcement, it’s not always necessary to use it in court.
In some states, including Pennsylvania and Texas, hangman methods are being used to apprehend felons, and in others, like Florida, they’re being used as a way to protect people’s privacy.
But it’s possible that this shift could change as the technology matures.
In the future, hangmen might not need to lock up suspects to obtain their information, and they could be able to do it on the fly without having to lock down a specific location.
If that happens, hang-time may be a thing of the past.
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