First Time Sound Cannon Used Publicly Against American Citizens

Only a few hundreds protesters took to the streets of Pittsburgh to mark the opening day of the G20 summit of world leaders, but the police were taking no chances.

Sonic weapons or long-range acoustic devices have been used by the US military overseas, notably against Somali pirates and Iraqi insurgents.

But US security forces turned the piercing sound on their own citizens yesterday to widespread outrage. Pittsburgh officials told the New York Times that it was the first time “sound cannon” had been used publicly.

The sonic weapon appear to be more effective than the Metropolitan police’s highly contentious kettling tactics used against G20 protesters in London. But it is equally controversial.

It is feared the sounds emitted are loud enough to damage eardrums and even cause fatal aneurysms.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/first-time-sound-cannon-used-publicly-against-american-citizens.html

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12 thoughts on “First Time Sound Cannon Used Publicly Against American Citizens

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  3. Dixon Cox says:

    I am just wondering what are you supposed to use against an unruly mob? While I fully support the people right to assemble I certainly wouldn’t want my property damaged over it. I remember in college watching in disgust as students celebrating a Gator Football win started jumping on cars and smashing bottles. If that had that been my car, a damaged eardrum would have been the least of that a–holes problem. I don’t care if you’re mad at the World Bank, McDonald’s, or just happy your idiot football team won, you have not right to destroy or damage what does not belong to you. I fully support a good PR-24 head massage for rioters and vandals.

    • heidilore says:

      Hmmm, perhaps you cannot conceptualize this, Dixon. The fact that you compare idiotic football rioters to people who have a genuine cause rather gives away the agenda, no? Here…does this look RIGHT to you? http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-333880 I watched MANY of the protests with NO violence, and they still turned on the sound cannons. How insulting that people do not realize the importance of being able to protest. Oh, I suppose you think it was appropriate for a cop to throw hamburgers at vegetarian Buddhists…okay. THESE WERE NOT ANARCHISTS!! What is with you people, not comprehending what freedom means???

      • Heya Heidi,

        That’s awful, using sound cannons on it’s own people, and your example of throwing hamburgers at peaceful vegetarians is a good one.

        Unfortunately, most of the M-asses are brainwashed into the “you v.s. them” PTB agenda [mostly thanks to the Medes/Medias lies and propaganda Hollywood] but people enjoy even taking it one step further from manufactured red false flag attacks to their neighbors. Its a shame I know.

        Just another example that the agendas are in place and people are still blind. Civilization should be evolved enough to solve domestic problems in peace, if we cannot set an example in our own homeland, how can a country expect to lead? Well you and I already know that answer.

        Be well My friend!
        Great blog!!

      • Dixon Cox says:

        To answer your question Heidi, No that does not look right, that video illustrates everything that is flawed in law enforcement. What you are witnessing there is a lack of leadership and a discipline breakdown. Their behavior was inappropriate just as throwing meat at vegetarians is inappropriate. I have enclosed two links to the story‘s that I read, and I would ask you all to read them. One makes a good point about how easy it’ is for the big cooperate businesses to repair the damages and move on but what about the locally owned businesses like Pamela’s? Someone please make a case for why that store had to be attacked. What point are you making by attacking a small business owners lively hood? For those of you who have ever created something yourself whether it be a blog, a home, a business, tell me what would you feel if it were damaged by some angry thoughtless stranger? And whose point is eventually hurt in the long run? You leave people no choice but to depend on and support those immature a–holes who wind up in our nations police force.

        http://thetartan.org/2009/9/28/forum/g20

        http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2009/sep/25/g20-protests-pittsburgh

  4. anarchore says:

    Dixon’s already dead. The passive observer.

  5. Dixon Cox says:

    OK, so the dead guy is back. Now I have been up and down the web trying to find an excuse for this and it has been for naught. If this is how we exercise our freedoms then maybe we don’t deserve them. Is this what freedom of speech is about? Is what the founders had in mind with the right to assemble? Mr. Alex Jones seems to be silent on this, how about the rest of you? Mob rule or martial law which is worse?

    http://pittsburgh.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/stories/2009/09/21/daily70.html

    • heidilore says:

      Oh. My. Gods. Well, Anarchore, now we all know WHY Crass did “Smash the Mac.” Nobody can be this naive. Mob rule or martial law? Umm…no offense, but the government and military complexes have fucked up this world quite a bit, so I would have to opt for mob rule. Regarding the utter idiocy of your paragraph, I really do not know where to begin. If you honestly believe for a minute that a couple of anarchists constitute an entire group, I have a bridge to sell ya. Here is the way your logic is working. “A few Americans are bad, but this is okay, they still need to be nuked.” “A few Muslims are bad, so why don’t we…” Oh wait. You guys already played that card, my mistake. Guess you are perfectly aligned with the lack of logic our government uses.

    • anarchore says:

      Wow one window gets smashed, so that is an indictment for people’s power?

      The only alternative is martial law? Fascist pigfucker, much?

      Why don’t you give it up? Your system is in ruins, because of people like you, not the protestors.

      Death to the state.

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