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'Non-Lethal' Weapons Police Use To Suppress Protest Are Killing People

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.10.2016 | World

Law enforcement worldwide uses "non-lethal" weapons to disperse large crowds -- but those weapons are killing people, according to a sweeping joint re...

Tear Gas and the Worldwide Shrug

Brian Dooley | Posted 12.29.2015 | World
Brian Dooley

Tear gas is the biggest misnomer since Easy Listening. It sounds like something that might make your eyes bleary, right? Maybe force you to cry a bit.

North Dakota Legalizes Weaponized Police Drones

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 09.04.2015 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

New TMFS sketch comedy on how it is now legal in the state of North Dakota to arm police drones with non-lethal weapons, like tasers, tear gas, rubber bullets.

Police Settle Suit Over Use Of Tear Gas During Missouri Protests

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

March 26 (Reuters) - Three Missouri police agencies have agreed to restrict the use of tear gas as part of a settlement of a lawsuit alleging that o...

John Lewis Says The Scars From Selma Are Still Visible

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) says he still bears the physical scars from his involvement in the civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, 50 ...

Ferguson Protests Hit With Tear Gas

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

Protests erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday night after St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced a grand jury had decided not to indi...

CNN Anchor Almost Hit By Tear Gas In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Media

Shortly after a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown, a series of tear gas exp...

CNN Reporter Hit With Tear Gas In Mexico

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.13.2014 | Media

Rafael Romo, CNN's Senior Latin American Affairs Editor, was hit with tear gas while reporting on violent protests in Chilpancingo, Mexico, this past ...

News Station Orders Gas Masks To Protect Reporters In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.19.2014 | Media

As threats to reporters continue in Ferguson, Missouri, news outlets are taking new measures to protect their journalists who are covering the unrest....

Ten Facts About Police Violence in Ferguson Sunday Night

Bill Quigley | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
Bill Quigley

While the governor of Missouri is sending in the National Guard to Ferguson, it is worth considering where the real violence is coming from.

Amanda Terkel

Ferguson Police Fire Tear Gas At Protesters Hours Before Curfew | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Police cleared Ferguson of protesters Sunday hours before a state-imposed curfew was set to take effect, throwing tear gas at individ...

Missouri Lawmaker Tweets 'F*ck You' To Governor Jay Nixon

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

A Missouri state senator who was tear-gassed while protesting in Ferguson, Missouri, vented her frustration with Gov. Jay Nixon (D) in blunt terms ear...

Zach Carter

This Company Is Profiting From Police Aggression In Ferguson | Zach Carter | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If there's a winner from the militarized police aggression in Ferguson, Missouri, it would have to be the tear gas industry. Officer...

Ibrahim Balkhy

Ferguson Moms: Obama's Doing What He Can | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

Americans heard from President Barack Obama on Thursday about the ongoing protests and police activity in Ferguson, Missouri, which were sparked by th...

We Should Be Talking About How Dangerous Tear Gas Is

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living

As Ferguson, MO experiences an escalation of militarized force, much of the focus has been on the assault and sniper rifles, tanks and other military-...

Bahrainis Take to the Streets on 3rd Anniversary of Uprising, as John Timoney and U.S. Government Continue Their Role in Violent Crackdown

Kris Hermes | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Kris Hermes

Unfortunately, it is less a celebration than an ongoing struggle to resist the oppressive regime of King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, whose family has ruled the small Persian Gulf Island of one million people for more than 200 years.

Bahrain Has Ordered More Tear Gas Cans Than It Has People

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

Human rights groups around the world are growing increasingly alarmed by what seems to be a push by the Bahraini government to stockpile massive volum...

Young And Fighting Taboos In Turkey

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Olga Müstecaplıoğlu and her boyfriend in their protective gear at Gezi Park. Photo Credit: Olga Müstecaplıoğlu By: Robyn Gee "I am 22-year-o...

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Police Arrest 441 For Protests In Turkey

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

ISTANBUL, June 17 (Reuters) - Turkish police detained 441 people in connection with clashes in Istanbul on Sunday between police and demonstrators p...

Istanbul's Mean Streets

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Barry Yourgrau

Riot police pulled out of Taksim area Saturday afternoon. Gezi Park, Taksim Square, and Istiklal were an astounding sea of joy: thousands upon thousands of people sitting, wandering, chanting. The action got heavy though in Besiktas area. Sunday morning, rain and quiet. For now.

John Timoney and the Kingdom of Bahrain: White-washing Human Rights Abuses and Suppressing a Popular Revolution

Kris Hermes | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Kris Hermes

In 2011, the Kingdom hired PR wizard and former police chief John Timoney, who is well-known for his repressive police tactics used against political dissidents in the U.S. More than two years after the uprising, Timoney's contract is nearly up and the assessment in Bahrain is bleak.

One Palestinian Village Obama Should Visit

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Israeli military law imposed in the occupied West Bank places sweeping and arbitrary restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly. This makes any unauthorized peaceful protest by Palestinians a criminal offence.

U.S. Intervention Continues to Undermine Egyptian Revolution

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 10.07.2012 | World
Azadeh Shahshahani

This April, we joined a National Lawyers Guild delegation of U.S. lawyers, activists and scholars to investigate another uncomfortable case of an authoritarian regime that benefited from Western weapons sales and aid, to the detriment of its people.

What Are The Health Effects Of Tear Gas Exposure?

Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Before firing into a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, the gunman now identified as James Holmes reportedly set off a canister of smoke, CNN ...