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"I suspect that religion is a necessary evil in the childhood of our particular species. And that's one of the interesting things about contact with other intelligences: we could see what role, if any, religion plays in their development."
- Arthur C. Clarke

Police Control-Override  
  A device that allows police officers to take control of an otherwise normal vehicle.  

I nudged the car into motion, steering between the two wide-shouldered, lean-hipped trouble boys. One whipped out a three-inch black disc - a police control-override. A red light blinked on the dash; the car faltered as the external command came to brake.

I gunned it hard, felt the accelerator jam...

From A Plague of Demons, by Keith Laumer.
Published by Pocket Books in 1965
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See also a similar idea, the cop block from Greg Bear's 2007 novel Quantico.

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