Via ellroon, we read AlterNet’s Rania Khalek regarding 6 Creepy New Weapons the Police and Military Use To Subdue Unarmed People. These weapons, experience shows, are “nonlethal” only in theory… people, sometimes a lot of people, have died from being subjected to them. But our corporations are developing them, and our military and police are deploying them and sometimes actually using them, often on people who pose no violent threat whatsoever.
Do you ever get the feeling some people in America actually don’t like to see the practice of our fundamental First Amendment right of peaceable assembly? You do? Then you must be some sort of goddam commie fascist socialist… [/snark]