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Desc:At 2009 G20 in Pittsburgh
Category:Military, Horror
Tags:Military, G20, lrad
Submitted:grimetooth
Date:09/10/12
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Comment count is 21
gravelstudios - 2012-09-10
Pure evil. Also, turn down your sound before hitting play.
garcet71283 - 2012-09-10
Not really when you consider the same results were achieved in the past by hurling chunks of metal at high enough speeds to penetrate the human body.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2012-09-10
They shot people during G20 protests? Citation needed.

Also, you're overlooking the fact that if it's easier to do, it'll be done more often. Push a button to disperse people protesting, even if they're doing so legally and nonviolently? Well, nobody will technically get hurt, so why not? Wow, that was great. Hey, let's use it for crowd control at other public venues, or even at gatherings we know are perfectly constitutional and claim they were getting out of hand, because fuck those hippies.

Wait, they complained? They have footage that show they weren't being violent? Well, nobody was hurt, so no problem! In fact, you're asking an awful lot of questions. I think you might need a blast or two before you get unruly...

FABIO - 2012-09-10
The part about not hurting isn't even true for the same reason that busted ear drums from fire hoses doesn't make them harmless.

The key factor is that it doesn't leave behind the MESS for cameras to captures that bullets or even clubs do. There's also the fact that a good chunk of the public will dismiss it the same way they did waterboarding.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2012-09-10
Right. There's actual injury and there's "He don't look hurt to me, none. He's just bein' a pussy. Reporting live for Fox News"-style ways of portraying said injuries.

MacGyver Style Bomb - 2012-09-10
On the other hand, they work great on Somali pirates.
HarrietTubmanPI - 2012-09-10
Five for evil.

If only there was some device that could be used to protect your hearing in some fashion!
Old_Zircon - 2012-09-10
You do know this doesn't have much of anything to do with your ears, right?

HarrietTubmanPI - 2012-09-10
It can produce painful low frequency sounds, but here is it producing a very loud sound to disperse a crowd. Painful low frequency sounds as I recall have to be focused, and because most of this is just really loud earplugs would counter this sort of use.

Hank Friendly - 2012-09-10
five for awesome and hilariously predictable comments. If you jokers think nonlethal crowd dispersal tech is evil you should check out metal storm.
Black Napkins - 2012-09-10
Evil whatever, but the psychology of use for non-lethal weapons is becoming clear, and well on the way towards being formally established. People need to understand that rights can be violated and authority can overstep its bounds even with weapons designed not to kill.

Kabbage - 2012-09-10
I would've expected folks to be writhing on the ground in agony if this was a powerful as they said. There's people just standing there, looking at it, with hands over their ears.

Compare this to most other forms of crowd control, and I am a-ok with this.
FABIO - 2012-09-10
Jesus I always thought this place was better than youtube comments. I can't believe half the people here are cheering on this shit.
Change - 2012-09-10
Oh good, now police don't have to waste ammunition to dispatch peaceful protesters.
Old_Zircon - 2012-09-10
These things are ridiculous. They've been deployed in Boston pretty regularly over the years but I don't know if they've actually used them, mostly they just cart them out as a threat.
chumbucket - 2012-09-10
Dogs not happy with this idea.
fractured - 2012-09-10
It would be useful to ask what the police might be looking to reinforce with such technologies. It's the military grade version of those high frequency tones played to keep young kids from loitering. People are forcibly protected from themselves.

Anyway, fuck this shit.
SteamPoweredKleenex - 2012-09-10
Don't worry, this will soon be supplanted by the Pentagon's "Pain Ray":

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/pain-ray-shot/

Jet Bin Fever - 2012-09-10
Yeah! drop some drum and bass on that shit!!
FABIO - 2012-09-10
Non-lethal Methods

Prerequisite- Doctrine: Loyalty

Unit counts as two for police purposes (suppressing two drones instead of one, and 3 if your police rating is +3 or higher!).
catpenis27 - 2012-09-11
What the hell kind of Half-life 2 shit is this?
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