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Terrifying Crowd Control Weapon

Terrifying Crowd Control Weapon

We here have covered the issue of so-called nonlethal weapons since the first LRAD arrived in NYC this past fall. Most of these weapons were developed to control crowds in occupied countries like Iraq and Afghanistan. Inevitably, like the infamous LRAD, which was deployed in the Pittsburgh G20  protests in 2009 and then seen brandished this fall in Zuccoti (Liberty) Park, these weapons always hit home.

The embedded video features a demonstration of Active Denial System (ADS). ADS is a heat ray that disperses crowds by heating up targeted belligerents to 115 degrees Fahrenheit using something called millimeter waves. An unnamed armed forces member is quoted as saying: “This is one of the things (weapons) that we can we can shoot first and ask questions later. Normally, we can’t do that” Like we have mentioned before nonlethal weapons are designed to be used as an alternative to lethal ones but in practice military and police use them to subdue anyone deemed a threat for any reason.
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Karol Olesiak is a poet, writer, and activist. He is a graduate of Eugene Lang Liberal Arts College at The New School and an MFA student at The University of San Francisco. As a Navy sailor, he commissioned the USS Ronald Reagan, navigated the straits of Magellan, and served in the Persian Gulf. In 2011 Karol headlined The Bowery Poetry Club in New York. That same year he became a staunch supporter of The Occupy Wall Street Movement and became entrenched in the Occupy network of affinity groups. Karol was one of the founders of He became an antiwar activist in 2010 and has written many political essays. He has been translated into Spanish. Karol's poetry has been incorporated into cinematography and sound art.

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