I can't believe it's legal to use tear gas on protestors. According to international law, using tear gas in military conflicts is literally a war crime.

TBQH I also can't believe we live in a world which has essentially decided that war is actually ok as long as you're not *too* much of a dick about it.

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Caution for anyone in the US • ironically named "non-lethal" weapons 

All so-called "non-lethal" weapons can be lethal or cause serious injury if used incorrectly. They *are* being used incorrectly.

Tear gas cannisters carry warnings that they're not supposed to be aimed at people. Rubber bullets are intended to be aimed at the ground to only hit people after they ricochet.

US police have been aiming both of these things at people's faces. They have caused grievious injuries which I will not describe here. Even protestors standing peacefully. Even people with their hands up. Even medics and journalists.

Some people injured, weren't even protesting and were just out buying groceries

If you're going anywhere near protests, please be extremely careful.

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Caution for anyone in the US • ironically named "non-lethal" weapons 

@InvaderXan
In france we have a long history of these, the authorities started to call it "less-lethal weapons" like it was something ok. But since few months, some demonstrators started to say "mutilating weapons" and this contains precisely the horror in the riot control weaponry...

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ironically named "non-lethal" weapons 

@baerd That sounds like a better name for them TBH. Their only purpose is to injure and inflict pain. Maybe we should call them "sadistic weapons"

ironically named "non-lethal" weapons 

@InvaderXan to focused on the pain and not the permanent damages

ironically named "non-lethal" weapons 

@baerd Absolutely. It's horrific TBH.

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