Do Not Fuck With Hugo Weaving
hugo weaving is the shit.
My mind has just been blown.
KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!
Wow… no joke I had a dream about a huge tarantula that was capable of killing a full grown human with one bite last night…. now this… thaaaaaanx! :p
Low frequency speaker system can disrupt breathing.
A new patent from Raytheon outlines a new non-lethal system for controlling protestors and rioting crowds.
An acoustic horn is built into a physical shield, and can be directed at individuals, with a pressure wave that disrupts the respiratory tract and hinders breathing. A row of shields can also be used to disrupt an entire group of people.
From the patent:
A folded acoustic horn is incorporated into the physical shell of the shield. The horn couples acoustic pulses from a sonic pulse generator to an acoustic aperture to output a pulsed pressure beam that approximates a plane wave to produce a pressure barrier.
Wow. The evil applications of this are amazing. And it’ll be awesome to be defending free speech when one literally can’t speak or breathe. Orwell would have a field day with this - as would many pepper-spraying and baton-wielding cops.
p.s. I could see Dethklok finding a good use for this.
Hundreds of people have been wrongly imprisoned inside the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department jails in recent years, with some spending weeks behind bars before authorities realized those arrested were mistaken for wanted criminals, a Times investigation has found.
The wrongful incarcerations occurred more than 1,480 times in the last five years. They were the result of a variety of factors, including officials’ overlooking fingerprint evidence and working off incomplete records.
The errors are so common that in some years people were jailed because of mistaken identity an average of once a day.
Many of those wrongly held inside the county’s lockups had the same names as criminals or had their identities stolen — problems that took days or weeks for authorities to sort out.
In one case, a mechanic held for nine days in 1989 on a warrant meant for someone else was detained again 20 years later on the same warrant. He was jailed for more than a month the second time before the error was discovered.
In another instance, a Nissan customer service supervisor was hauled by authorities from Tennessee to L.A. County on a local sex-crimes warrant meant for someone with a similar name.
In a third case, a former construction worker mistaken for a wanted drug offender said he was assaulted by inmates and ignored by jailers.
“I’m with criminals, and I was a criminal to them,” said Jose Ventura, 53, who had never been arrested before.
The problems continue because of a breakdown not just by jail officials but by police who arrest the wrong people and by the courts, which have issued warrants that did not precisely identify the right people.
Sheriff’s officials said they make every effort to avoid detaining the wrong suspects. They pointed out that the number of people wrongly identified as wanted criminals makes up a tiny fraction of the 15,000 inmates in the county’s jails at any given time. The Sheriff’s Department produced the tally of people who were jailed because of misidentification in response to a Times Public Records Act request.
The errors occur in jails up and down the state, and many of the misidentified inmates in the L.A. County sheriff’s jails were arrested by law enforcement agencies outside the county.
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THE GLOWY STICK GENERATION ASSEMBLE! B(
THE GLOWY STICK GENERATION
I belong to the glowy stick generation
Welcome to the GSG.