Posts Tagged ‘sound cannon’

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Police in a number of U.S. cities aren’t just tasering and tear-gassing protesters, they’re attacking their sense of hearing. The Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD), also called a “sound canon,” is a powerful, military-grade electronic megaphone that, in addition to broadcasting police commands, can be used to disperse crowds with a chirping noise reaching 162 decibels, 42 decibels above the level that can cause immediate and permanent hearing damage.

The Noise Machine That Quells Dissent

This gross violation of human rights and 1st Amendment liberties should be considered an attack on the Constitution and the principles of freedom that America is supposedly founded upon.