SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
A brave new world indeed! Tasers, stun-guns and pepper-spray. Law enforcement has never had it better and Santa promises to bring them new toys in the new future. The recent Occupy movment has seen a number of embarrassing incidents involving the use of pepper-spray against peaceful and inoffensive protestors, bringing into the spot light the reason behind the use of these weapon-grade tools.
First, you may want to find out what pepper-spray can do to your body: Link. And if you are intersested in getting your hands on some for your own personal use –for instance when your inlaws show up unannounced– try this link.
The video below contains an interesting interview with one of the inventors of pepper-spray,Kamran Loghman. He is also responsible for the development of police procedures for its use. Loghman regrets his work today, and says it’s “fashionable” to use chemical agents on “people who have an opinion”:
”It is becoming more and more fashionable right now, this day and age, to use chemical on people who have an opinion. And that to me is a complete lack of leadership both in the police department and other people who cannot really deal with the root of the problem and they want to spray people to quiet them down. And it’s really not supposed to be that. It’s not a thing that solves any problem nor is it something that quiets people down” Link to story