An analysis from 2017 of the use of bean bag rounds, rubber bullets, and other projectiles found 15% of victims of these weapons were left permanently disabled, and 3% died! People have been blinded, injured, and more - yet because they’re “less than lethal,” it’s OK?
Tear gas can go into homes and contaminate food, surfaces, and cause long term health problems - including miscarriage. If police directly target you with it, it can also blind or kill you.
Using this weapon, which targets people’s respiratory systems, during a pandemic is torturous. Even our ears are at risk!
Long range acoustic devices (LRADS) can be dizzying, causing nausea and permanent hearing damage. This is ultimately a disturbing form of social control used to harm protesters. One of the most important reasons to reject these weapons is their origin.