Thursday, July 3, 2014

Drones That Fire Pepper Spray Bullets

Using a BBC technology article as a source, Bruce Schneier tells us about these newly available weapons:
Desert Wolf's website states that its Skunk octacopter drone is fitted with four high-capacity paintball barrels, each capable of firing up to 20 bullets per second.

In addition to pepper-spray ammunition, the firm says it can also be armed with dye-marker balls and solid plastic balls.

The machine can carry up to 4,000 bullets at a time as well as "blinding lasers" and on-board speakers that can communicate warnings to a crowd.
If you're planning the next-generation Occupy movement, you may want to consider the casualties to be inflicted on practitioners of a legal and once-respectable civic activity, and prepare by having several hospitals at your disposal. Given the thirst for violence evidenced by some big-city police departments in the original Occupy protests, one may be confident this isn't going to be pretty.

6 comments:

  1. Here’s How it is Legal for the Government to Kill an American Citizen
    http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2014/07/07/heres-how-it-is-legal-for-the-government-to-kill-an-american-citizen/

    L'Enfant de la Haute Mer(http://inconue.wordpress.com)

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    1. Enfant, the extrajudicial killing of al Awlaki and later of his son is well known to me, and was a real turning point in my opinion of Mr. Obama. There is no valid constitutional justification for extrajudicial killings based on executive order, and most serious constitutional scholars agree with me on the matter. Executive summary executions are too much like what one expects in a dictatorship. I can't imagine we can ever go back; there will simply continue to be more such killings until some catastrophe puts an end to them. This is not the America I grew up in, not the America I learned to love.

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  2. American Independence Day 2014: Mayhem in Chicago sees police chief admit ‘we lost it’ after 82 shootings and 14 deaths on deadly 4 July bank holiday
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/american-independence-day-2014-mayhem-in-chicago-sees-police-chief-admit-we-lost-it-after-82-shootings-and-14-deaths-on-deadly-4-july-bank-holiday-9593017.html

    L'Enfant de la Haute Mer(http://inconue.wordpress.com)

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  3. Obama's secret kill list – the disposition matrix
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/14/obama-secret-kill-list-disposition-matrix

    L'Enfant de la Haute Mer(http://inconue.wordpress.com)

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  4. Rahm Emanuel Losing Control As Chicago Faced 82 Shootings With 14 Dead July 4th Weekend
    http://news.firedoglake.com/2014/07/08/rahm-emanuel-losing-control-as-chicago-faced-82-shootings-with-14-dead-july-4th-weekend/

    L'Enfant de la Haute Mer(http://inconue.wordpress.com)

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    1. Enfant, before Obama, Rahm Emanuel was "the Democrat most likely to succeed..." in the Republican Party, that is. I am sorry to see Chicago spinning out of control under his mayoralty; I am very fond of Chicago, and my late father told me that Chicago was very nearly the city of my birth. All we non-Chicagoans can do is hope for a new mayor in the next election.

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