Archive for the 'Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD)' Category

USA – Pepper Spray, Tasers, and LRADs — What’s Behind the Explosion of ‘Less Lethal’ Weapons for Crowd Control? (2011-12-05)

Posted on December 5 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A long article … “Media-friendly” weapons – such as Long Rannge Accoustic Devices LRADs) – are being tested for everyday policing and crowd control, and as uprisings around the world spread, the demand for nonlethal weapons is increasing. Tasers are one such weapon, in which the military and policing overlap. Unlike rubber […]

CANADA – A loud and clear lesson in police power (2011-02-04)

Posted on February 4 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS:Toronto police are keeping their “Long Range Acoustic Devices”, (LRADs) as used against demonstrators at the 2010 G20 meeting in Toronto: “Toronto police maintain they are a “communication tool” and not a sub-lethal weapon.” … but  the author points out similarities withj the “non-lethal” tasers when they were introduced … ]] Toronto Star, […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Présentation à la Commission de la sécurité publique de la “Coalition pour le retrait du Taser” [The “Coalition pour le retrait du Taser” official statement to the Montreal Public Secirity Commission’s hearings on the taser] (2010-04-27)

Posted on April 27 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : An important analysis, the official position statement, presented by the president of the Ligue des droits et libertés, of the Quebec Coalition pour le retrait de Taser at the April 2010 Montreal Public Safety Commission’s public hearings on police access to tasers. Six major issues are raised: (1) the background of the […]