The Department of Justice released a CD containing a bunch of documents about so-called less than lethal munitions. The documents are worth reading. They are as follows:
- "Deaths in Police Confrontations When Oleoresin Capiscum is Used" (that's deaths caused by police deployment of pepper spray)
Note: The study looks at 63 cases in which people died during or immediately after police sprayed them with pepper spray. Here's a segment of the report:
- "Department of Defense Nonlethal Weapons and Equipment Review" (a handy guide of military technology used by domestic law enforcement, produced by the DOJ)
Note: This one looks like a long inventory list of the kinds of "non-lethals" used by military and police. You can see how much the products cost, as well. Do these look familiar, occupy protesters?
I bet these bullets look familiar to Occupy Denver protesters.
I hope the LAPD don't break out these big guns to police the Occupy movement there. The DOJ itself admits that these "less than lethals" can kill.