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Old 09-04-12, 20:28
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How unsurprising is this development? Riots may be controlled with chemicals

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Future riots could be quelled by projectiles containing chemical irritants fired by police using new weapons that are now in the final stages of development.

The Discriminating Irritant Projectile (Dip) has been under development by the Home Office's centre for applied science and technology (Cast) as a potential replacement for plastic bullets.
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The briefing by Cast for the Police Service of Northern Ireland says that last year's disorder sparked a surge of ideas to the Home Office from the public as well as companies manufacturing police technology. To capitalise on the interest, Cast convened a "brainstorming" event in October. Participants included police from London and Northern Ireland, the Police Federation, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) and the Ministry of Defence's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.

"No ideas too stupid or 'off the wall' to consider," the briefing notes record.
How reassuring (not).
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There are quite a lot of very nasty and readily available chemicals that the general public could use to fight back against the police. A few examples include chlorine, sulphur dioxide, and ammonia. Police riot armour is bulletproof but it isn't gas tight.
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hmm, should we advocating for ANYONE to use this kind of weaponry?
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No, Jesse, but perhaps self-defence is still a good idea against a government/set of 'owners' that ride roughshod over the collective group of unprivileged human beings in this, and any other, country.

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hmm, should we advocating for ANYONE to use this kind of weaponry?
I'm not advocating anyone to use such weaponary but if the ConDems have the cheek and audacity to turn this country into something resembling 1930s Germany then I strongly uphold the right for citizens to fight back against the police, military, and ConDem members using whatever means are necessary.
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Nowadays you can probably be locked up for even knowing what those chemicals are.
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Nowadays you can probably be locked up for even knowing what those chemicals are.
There's a certain section of the Terrorism Act which makes possession of material which MAY be used for terrorist purposes an imprisonable offence. This law is vague and subject to the whims and opinions of police officers and judges. It could mean that possessing a recipe for TNT or the datasheet of a timer IC is enough to land you in jail despite them being public domain information.
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