Ah, democracy.... free speech..... your right of protest?!
Toronto Police to get "sound cannons" for G-20.
And they are going to become a permanent part of the Police State of Toronto
But critics say they are really non-lethal weapons and infringe upon protester rights.
Toronto police have purchased four, long-range acoustic devices (LRAD)— for the upcoming June 26-27 summit, the Star has learned.Purchased this month, the LRADs will become a permanent fixture in Toronto law enforcement, said police spokesperson Const. Wendy Drummond
Yes, they really are non-lethal weapons and that is why I called them by their correct name and description.
These are weapons, that may not kill you, but they can cause you a great deal of harm.
LRAD: An instrument of social control
Juergen Altmann, who is conducting an independent scientific assessment of acoustic weapons, has warned that there is risk of hearing damage to people exposed to the beam at ranges of up to 100m. ... An added difficulty with ensuring no permanent damage is that some people are more susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss than others and hearing damage can occur at levels below the threshold for ear pain. A report from the US Army's 361st Psychological Operations Company gives an idea of the powerful effects of the LRAD: 'During distance tests at 100 meters, the sound was painful to listeners, even with hands held over the ears and ear plugs in'."
The main effect of having those weapons at public events is to chill people and chill free speech and free association."
Which is why these weapons are going to be present at the G-20.
The 'powers that be' wish to exercise their powers unrestrained, and not be bothered with the niggling concerns of the masses. And their lackeys at the police department are always willing to oblige their masters.