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Police use acoustic warfare to disperse crowds
hosted ^ | Oct 1 | JOE MANDAK

Posted on 10/01/2009 3:16:21 AM PDT by JoeProBono

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police ordered protesters to disperse at the Group of 20 summit last week with a device that can beam earsplitting alarm tones and verbal instructions that the manufacturer likens to a "spotlight of sound," but that legal groups called potentially dangerous.

The device, called a Long Range Acoustic Device, concentrates voice commands and a car alarm-like sound in a 30- or 60-degree cone that can be heard nearly two miles away. It is about two feet square and mounted on a swivel such that one person can point it where it's needed. The volume measures 140-150 decibels three feet

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: jackboots; lrad

1 posted on 10/01/2009 3:16:21 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

“It’s not a sonic cannon. It’s not the death ray or anything like that,” Putnam said. “It’s about long-range communications being heard intelligibly.”

Oh, Ok.


2 posted on 10/01/2009 3:19:01 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could be Farts)
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To: JoeProBono; Travis McGee; Squantos

I knew the day would come that these so-called non-lethal methods would be employed against civilians in America.


3 posted on 10/01/2009 3:24:30 AM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Lazamataz

Sound volume comparisons

Volume, in decibels, of some everyday sounds and the maximum volume of a Long Range Acoustic Device:

Conversation: 60

Noisy restaurant, vacuum cleaner: 80-85

Circular saw, motorcycle, loud party: 88

Riding mower: 94

Sporting event, chain saw, snowmobile: 100

Rock concert: 112

Ambulance siren: 115

Jet engine, gunshot, firecracker: 140

Long Range Acoustic Device: 140-151

Sources: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, American Technology Corp.


4 posted on 10/01/2009 3:30:05 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Lazamataz

5 posted on 10/01/2009 3:32:05 AM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: mylife

6 posted on 10/01/2009 3:35:39 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

If its good enough to use on Muslim pirates its good enough to use on us /s


7 posted on 10/01/2009 3:40:42 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could be Farts)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

8 posted on 10/01/2009 3:41:53 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: mylife

9 posted on 10/01/2009 3:48:00 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Coming to a Tea Party near you.


10 posted on 10/01/2009 3:50:04 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: JoeProBono

what manly men these be

fu%k those American citizens

BTW..know what the demonstrators were chanting at the police?

USA USA USA

so many NWO order globalists on freerep.

sad


11 posted on 10/01/2009 3:54:05 AM PDT by usshadley (It's time to choose..the empire or the republic? You can't have both. Time is running out.)
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To: JoeProBono

Perhaps they could use them in Chicago.


12 posted on 10/01/2009 3:54:30 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: mylife

gotta protect those bankers!


13 posted on 10/01/2009 3:55:35 AM PDT by usshadley (It's time to choose..the empire or the republic? You can't have both. Time is running out.)
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To: JoeProBono
Police said they used the device last Thursday to issue prerecorded warnings to disperse when hundreds of demonstrators, including self-described anarchists, without a protest permit held a march that threatened to turn violent.
I hate "self-described anarchists" (or, rather, I despise them) as much as the next guy. But this is not right. This should not be happening in the streets of American cities against American citizens.

Look at how easy it is for police to perceive that a situation "threatened to turn violent".

They've accused grannies at Tea Parties of "threatening to turn violent".

This is really bad. In a just world, he chief of police would lose his job, his citizenship and be deported to ChavezLand, where I'm sure he'd be more than welcome.

14 posted on 10/01/2009 3:55:36 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: DirtyHarryY2K; Lazamataz

Earplugs won’t do a thing.


15 posted on 10/01/2009 4:00:02 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: usshadley

What’s next, the infamous “crapcannon”?


16 posted on 10/01/2009 4:02:04 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: Travis McGee
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?.......heh heh heh.
17 posted on 10/01/2009 4:09:02 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Tainan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAwmX5O-FAE


18 posted on 10/01/2009 4:09:54 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

It’d be Hell to have to wear that thing home.


19 posted on 10/01/2009 4:13:35 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: JoeProBono

On-site observations that I have read or seen indicate that there were 4 policemen for each protestor, and any claim that a group of 400 students Friday night on the lawn of the campus of the University of Pittsburgh was “threatening to turn violent” is nonsense. A tear-gas like container was thrown into one dorm where other students were just watching from above, and one girl was taken to the hospital after an asthmatic reaction to the gas. There are other reports that the number of unidentified people actually involved in breaking the 12 shop windows is approximately “one” and that could have been an agent provocateur, but broken glass was about the only thing I saw being reported on the Pittsburgh TV station that Thursday.


20 posted on 10/01/2009 4:13:41 AM PDT by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: samtheman; JoeProBono; Tainan

The British learned a lot about the conequences of using painful non-lethals on crowds in Northern Ireland.

What they learned was that dispersed crowds don’t all go home and sip tea and knit sweaters. Some of them dig up rifles and build bombs, and they start using them.

Something to consider, for those LE officials who think that “non lethal” crowd dispersal is a win-win with no downside.


21 posted on 10/01/2009 4:15:14 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: wildandcrazyrussian
But it was a good “field training exercise” for the jackboots and their toys.
22 posted on 10/01/2009 4:16:22 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: JoeProBono

Why use all that fancy, expensive equipment when some well-aimed bars of soap will do?


23 posted on 10/01/2009 4:19:45 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Hussein Obama: the country's greatest firearms salesman!)
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To: Travis McGee

24 posted on 10/01/2009 4:20:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Coming soon to a tea party near you.


25 posted on 10/01/2009 4:25:56 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: JoeProBono

Scary. Questions to ponder: Is this still a free country? Are we still Capitalist or are we Fascist? Is the tipping point coming soon or are we already serfs working for the special interests?

I remember reading stories on how people defecting from China or the Soviet Union grew up thinking they had been living as free men.


26 posted on 10/01/2009 4:26:30 AM PDT by DeuceTraveler (Freedom is a never ending struggle)
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To: JoeProBono

Don’t LRAD me bro


27 posted on 10/01/2009 4:31:04 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: Travis McGee

I would say a large caliber round might take out the transducer of such a device...they are nice round targets!


28 posted on 10/01/2009 4:35:42 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: Travis McGee

I would say a large caliber round might take out the transducer of such a device...they are nice round targets!


29 posted on 10/01/2009 4:37:19 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: Lazamataz

“I knew the day would come that these so-called non-lethal methods would be employed against civilians in America.”

Man up and buy some ear plugs.


30 posted on 10/01/2009 4:37:40 AM PDT by takbodan (.)
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To: Malsua

;-{)


31 posted on 10/01/2009 4:39:04 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: mdmathis6

And you don’t think that SWAT counter-snipers are not just waiting, eagerly, for the opportunity to shoot that shooter?


32 posted on 10/01/2009 4:43:44 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: takbodan

Ear plugs won’t do jack. Like a butterfly net to stop a bullet.


33 posted on 10/01/2009 4:44:24 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee
And you don’t think that SWAT counter-snipers are not just waiting, eagerly, for the opportunity to shoot that shooter?

Spot and get them first.

34 posted on 10/01/2009 4:48:47 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (The way to destroy a countercultural movement is to have white people start liking it.)
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To: Centurion2000

Now you have gone from the legal but questionable use of a painful non-lethal crowd control device, to a shooting battle with bullets going both ways over (an maybe throgh) the crowd.

Are you famliar with “Bloody Sunday” in Northern Ireland, and what followed?

One day after such a battle in the USA, Congress would pass all sorts of “emergency” decrees and freedom would be dead.

And CW2 would probably be on.


35 posted on 10/01/2009 4:52:03 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Malsua
Don’t LRAD me bro
As serious as this issue is, I can't help it: LOL!
36 posted on 10/01/2009 4:57:17 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: DirtyHarryY2K
won't work, it's so loud there's bone conductance in your skull
37 posted on 10/01/2009 5:20:01 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Travis McGee

Just replying to your comment regarding non-lethal crowd control methods in Ireland. A sniper could take out such a device well away from where SWAT teams could get to that person easily, shooting from a number of directions.


38 posted on 10/01/2009 5:33:06 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: Travis McGee

I’d rather have the earplugs than not have them..


39 posted on 10/01/2009 6:10:48 AM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: Lazamataz

Is discharging a firearm a felony if all ya hit is the horn on that wiget ?


40 posted on 10/01/2009 10:26:50 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos
Is discharging a firearm a felony if all ya hit is the horn on that wiget ?

What isn't a Felony these days?

41 posted on 10/01/2009 10:31:38 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: JoeProBono

I understand this can be accomplished more easily with a loud broadcast of Yoko Ono singing.


42 posted on 10/01/2009 4:47:18 PM PDT by DesertConservative
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To: samtheman

Police state 101.


43 posted on 10/03/2009 4:21:23 AM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge

The current occupant of the White House must have wet dreams about this technology every night.


44 posted on 10/03/2009 4:38:45 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Like a follower of Marx, Lenin, Stalin and Hitler.


45 posted on 10/03/2009 5:15:08 AM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: samtheman

Every bit as much as the previous puppet, Bush. When is theis board going to pull its collective head out of the ass of the false left/right paradigm pseudo-parties, and start to demand freedom from the tyrannt matrix that the bankers/globalists have been enveloping the world in incrementally over the last 200 years, increasingly expedited the last 90, and rammed down the throat the last 20? THIS forum is a vipers-nest of NWO apologists, and so many fake tough-guys, who were abused as children, and now take gleeful pleasure in TALKING good-old-boy smack! REAL MEN AND WOMEN ON FR, KICK THE BASTARDS DOWN VERBALLY!!!! I am so depressed and sickened by persons who will willingly take the yoke of chattelhood as long as it makes the Democrats look bad and Republicans look good. INSANITY, STUPIDITY, and your freedoms lost will surely be the wages you earn!!


46 posted on 10/03/2009 10:32:49 AM PDT by oioiman (The Federal Reserve has officially been listed as the USA's cause of death.....)
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To: oioiman

your meds are calling you... heed them


47 posted on 10/03/2009 3:05:50 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: JoeProBono

Oct 1, 2009 article - DHS helps local police buy military-style sonic devices http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/01/police-buy-sonic-device-to-subdue-unruly-crowds/


48 posted on 10/03/2009 10:44:25 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

49 posted on 10/03/2009 11:05:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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