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Lack of study and oversight raises concerns about tear gas

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By ANDREW SELSKY

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Law enforcement officials say tear gas, if used properly, is an effective tool for crowd control.

With sparse training, horrifically poor hiring practices and qualified immunity, "proper use" is nothing but a coin toss.

Tear gas, flash bangs and pepper spray need to be taken out of blue thug hands immediately. In fact at this point, they should all probably just be taken off the streets until the bad apples are weeded out, the rest are properly trained and qualified immunity is erased forever. America's police are literally worse than having no police force at all.

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On June 2, Justin LaFrancois attended a protest against police violence and racism in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina,

A "protest" or a "riot"? Funny thing, the talking heads at CNN tell me stories about "protests" every morning, but when I look at video footage, I always see riots. Didn´t the peaceful protesters permanently blind 3 policemen with lasers recently? Seems to me permanent blindness is a bigger problem than some itchy eye.

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A "protest" or a "riot"? Funny thing, the talking heads at CNN tell me stories about "protests" every morning, but when I look at video footage, I always see riots. Didn´t the peaceful protesters permanently blind 3 policemen with lasers recently? Seems to me permanent blindness is a bigger problem than some itchy eye.

Are you sure you aren't mixing that up with the police blinding non-violent, innocent media people wearing clearly marked media labels?

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...or did you just want to gloss over that?

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OK. Loose the CS Gas. Lets use attack dogs that can target specific rioters, along with high pressure water cannons aimed a specific rioters, and Sonic crowd control cannons that cause NO physical damage but are more painful (temporarily) than burning acid on bare skin. Rubber bullets are still fair game.

Now consider this. If you knowingly go down to a place that is in daily turmoil with riots, danger, bricks - bottles, fire bombs and other lethal things being thrown at police; and you go there to participate "peacefully", then you better stay AWAY from the bad crowd. If you don't then you fully deserve to get a painful experience!!

Stay behind specified Lines. When you are told to move on - then move! If you don't - then you deserve what you get - GAS im your face, big chucks of skin/muscle bitten off by an attack dog, blasted by a water cannon and smashed into a wall and pinned down by it!

How about cattle prods and actual stun guns?? These are Fun to use against Antifa folks!! And, they are not lethal and target specific persons in a crowd that will not move. Especially those that lay on the ground and refuse to move. They sure will move when a cattle prods shocks the diarrhea out of them!!

Peaceful protestors should not worry --if they don't stand with the violent ones and with the people that are rioting and looting stores.

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