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    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009
    If I'm posting too many of these someone let me know and I'll knock it off.


    LRAD Sound Cannon Used on Pittsburgh G20 Protesters

    By Danny Allen
    Mon Sep 28 2009

    I guess military tech always finds its way home. Pittsburgh city officials believe their police department's use of a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) at last week's G20 protests was "the first time the sound cannon had been used publicly."

    Police used the device to emit a painful shrill that forced demonstrators to cover their ears and withdraw while police threw tear gas and stun grenades. "Other law enforcement agencies will be watching to see how it was used," Pittsburgh's police bureau chief told the NY Times. "It served its purpose well."