Posts Tagged ‘Crowd Control’

-G20 Protests: Agent Provocateurs & Police Brutality.
*21st Century Protest Shields.
*Future Protests = Futile Protests. Audio Cannons, Pain Beam’s and Laser Stun Rifles.



Thomas R. King, “Managing Protests on Public Land,” FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, September 2000.

Standards and Procedure for Crowd Control

US Army Field Manual FM 3-19.15, Civil Disturbance Operations

Guide to Police Chemical Agents


Crowd Control Training for BPD

Protest Mobilization, Protest Repression and Their Interaction

MOB SOCIOLOGY AND ESCALATED FORCE: Sociology’s Contribution to

How to Survive a Riot – wikiHow

CS gas – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Public Health : The health impact of crowdcontrol agents

HowStuffWorks “How Riot Control Works”

Policing, Politics, and Civil Rights: Analysis of the Policing of

DHS helps local police buy military-style sonic devices

Legal Observer Training Manual


AFDD 2-5-3 Psychological Operations (PSYOP)

FM 3-19.40 Military Police Internment/Resettlement Operations

MP1004 Civil Disturbance Planning (SSRsi self-extracting ZIP file)

MP1005 Civil Disturbance Operations (SSRsi self-extracting ZIP file)

FM 3-07, Stability Operations and Support Operations

FM 3-06 Chapter 1 — THE URBAN OUTLOOK

The U.S. Army and Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual

Homeland Security Increases Law and Order Violence in Our Cities

Conventional Coercion Across the Spectrum of Conventional

Unconventional Warfare in the 21st Century: US Surrogates

Preparing for Civil Unrest in America

Civil Unrest & Rioting

Crowd Psychology & Public Order Policing: An Overview of

Cops dressed as anarchists? Leading the violence? Matching boots? Police tactics? Could it be true?….you decide…..
To accompany NUMEROUS eyewitness accounts of ‘Black Bloc’ anarchists removing their masks then disappearing toward/behind police lines, here is some revealing evidence.

G20 Protesters Being Abducted, Bundled Into Unmarked Vans In Toronto

Old movie studio to become temporary G20 jail

Here’s an excellent resource on the tactics and antics of disinformation artists. Worth the read.

Future police: Meet the UK’s armed robot drones

Surveillance Drones To Zap Protesters Into Submission

WIRED’s Danger Room had too much relevant content so far this year for it to make sense trying to repost it all. The code from pasting their headlines went haywire, no time to manually fix, sorry.

Can Algorithms Find the Best Intelligence Analysts?

Pentagon Wants Magnetic Muscle Makers

How To: Smuggle Secret Information with VOIP

‘Don’t Be Evil,’ Meet ‘Spy on Everyone’: How the NSA Deal Could Kill Google

Darpa’s New Plans: Crowdsource Intel, Edit DNA

Paging James Cameron: Pentagon Wants 3-D Surveillance

Air Force Completes Killer Micro-Drone Project


The Indian military plans to weaponize the bhut jolokia, the world’s hottest chili pepper, by using it in tear-gas grenades against terrorists, defense officials there have announced.

The notorious pepper from Bangladesh and northeast India, also known as the “ghost chili,” is ranked by Guinness World Records as the most piquant of peppers. It has more than 1 million Scoville heat units, way beyond tabasco and jalapeno peppers, which pack 2,500 to 8,000 units.

“This is definitely going to be an effective non-toxic weapon because its pungent smell can choke terrorists and force them out of their hideouts,” RB Srivastava, director of the life sciences department at the Defense Research and Development Organization, was quoted by the Associated Press as saying.

The Indian military has been testing the chili pepper to fight militants, and it is also undergoing trials to create defensive sprays to be used by women and police. The ghost chili gets its power from capsaicin, a chemical compound synthesized by chilis apparently to defend against microbes, fungi, and herbivores. Birds, however, are immune to the pepper heat and can eat them, dispersing their seeds.

Here’s a vid of some guy in Hawaii eating a bhut jolokia. It’s unclear if he ended up in the ER, but he’s definitely in rough shape.

New Scientist:

THE Pentagon’s enthusiasm for non-lethal crowd-control weapons appears to have stepped up a gear with its decision to develop a microwave pain-infliction system that can be fired from an aircraft.

The device is an extension of its controversial Active Denial System, which uses microwaves to heat the surface of the skin, creating a painful sensation without burning that strongly motivates the target to flee. The ADS was unveiled in 2001, but it has not been deployed owing to legal issues and safety fears.

Nevertheless, the Pentagon’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD) in Quantico, Virginia, has now called for it to be upgraded. The US air force, whose radar technology the ADS is based on, is increasing its annual funding of the system from $2 million to $10 million.

The transmitting antenna on the current system is 2 metres across, produces a single beam of similar width and is steered mechanically, making it cumbersome. At the heart of the new weapon will be a compact airborne antenna, which will be steered electronically and be capable of generating multiple beams, each of which can be aimed while on the move.

The new antenna will be steered electronically and is capable of generating multiple heat beams

The ADS has been dogged by controversy. Jürgen Altmann, a physicist at Dortmund University in Germany, showed that the microwave beams can cause serious burns at levels not far above those required to repel people. This was verified when a US airman was hospitalised with second-degree burns during testing in April 2007.

The airborne version will not make it any less contentious. “Independent of the mode of production, with this size of antenna the beam will show variations of intensity with distance – not just a simple decrease – up to about 500 metres,” says Altmann. Shooting it on the move with any accuracy will be difficult, he adds.

Dave Law, head of the technology division of the JNLWD, says the new antenna will operate at the lowest possible effective power level and will have a sophisticated automated target-tracking system.

In a recent cost-benefit analysis, the US Government Accountability Office rated the ADS worst out of eight non-lethal weapons currently in development.