Here is the problem. I know that this deep secret program exists and it has existed for a long time as back to the fifties. In this case, his friend was uniquely strong enough to stop someone's heart. I do not think they would have had him do this otherwise.
I am also surprised this report came out, but it may also be part of a deliberate release. It is thus possible to warn off bad boys long before they become a threat. It is clearly a powerful weapon that can fall into bad hands.
however also consider that this makes criminal leadership highly undesirable and that may well be seriously valuable. It may be the shape of the future, but then the future will reside leadership at the natural community level anyway and specific talents will be recruited only for specific tasks such a building a structure.