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Title: Military leaders asked about using heat ray on protesters outside White House: report
Post by: mystery-ak on September 16, 2020, 09:44:52 PM
Military leaders asked about using heat ray on protesters outside White House: report
By Zack Budryk - 09/16/20 09:05 PM EDT

The military police officer with jurisdiction over the Washington, D.C., region inquired about whether the D.C. National Guard had access to a military heat ray for use against protesters in June, according to emails obtained by NPR.

Major Adam DeMarco of the D.C. National Guard told the House Committee on Natural Resources that the Provost Marshal of Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region copied him on an email, seeking an Active Denial System (ADS).

The ADS is designed to heat human targets using millimeter wave technology, according to NPR. Both its effectiveness and the ethics of using it have been controversial since its development decades ago.

The Provost Marshal’s email stated that the "ADS can provide our troops a capability they currently do not have, the ability to reach out and engage potential adversaries at distances well beyond small arms range, and in a safe, effective, and non-lethal manner."

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https://thehill.com/policy/defense/516819-military-leaders-asked-about-using-heat-ray-on-protesters-outside-white-house
Title: Re: Military leaders asked about using heat ray on protesters outside White House: report
Post by: Smokin Joe on September 16, 2020, 11:49:29 PM
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Title: Re: Military leaders asked about using heat ray on protesters outside White House: report
Post by: mountaineer on September 17, 2020, 07:59:04 AM
That may be a bit extreme. I still say just shoot 'em with manure or skunk odor.
Title: Re: Military leaders asked about using heat ray on protesters outside White House: report
Post by: Smokin Joe on September 17, 2020, 08:49:15 AM
Play the "brown note"... :whistle:
Title: Re: Military leaders asked about using heat ray on protesters outside White House: report
Post by: bigheadfred on September 17, 2020, 08:59:26 AM
That may be a bit extreme. I still say just shoot 'em with manure or skunk odor.

I don't know. At a certain point they deserve to be toast.
Title: Re: Military leaders asked about using heat ray on protesters outside White House: report
Post by: Smokin Joe on September 17, 2020, 09:04:02 AM
I don't know. At a certain point they deserve to be toast.
:thumbsup: :beer: