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    the causes and effects of non-lethal weapons, in regards to Tasers and pepper spray on a suspect? 4. When a subject is sprayed with pepper spray, can OC cause the death of a suspect from not being able to breathe? 5. What impacts do non-lethal weapons have on society? The use of less-lethal force by law enforcement personnel started in the “1960s during the civil rights and anti-war movements” (Wilson 218). These movements assisted tin creating situations in which large groups of people were coming into contact with law enforcement. Given the emotional status to these situations, violent encounters started becoming more widespread. As such, less lethal methods of crowd/riot control became the focus for law enforcement. At the time, chemical agents/irritants were the most frequently used method to control riots. Other less than lethal weapons, but not limited to are, wooden, rubber, and bean-bag bullets/rounds, were also being introduced, but given restrictions on law enforcement budgets, these suffered from the lack of testing before being used. However, the term "non-lethal" is and has been used by most manufacturers to describe these types of weapons. It is significant to distinguish that the term "less lethal" is more suitable, as there has been an unknown number of unreported and reported deaths following the use of these weapons. Although the less lethal options offer a safer substitute to the traditional use of force, it would be hard to create any weapon as…

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    Non-lethal weapons are used very often, especially since the shooting in Ferguson, many police departments are now using many different forms of less-lethal weapons to apprehend criminals and to control a crowd. “At present, less-lethal weapons are a fact of life. It’s hard to find an agency that doesn’t use at least one in one form or another”(Murgando). Before the controversy of weapons used by law enforcement started there wasn’t very many different kinds of non-lethal weapons used. “”Ask a…

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    Non Lethal Weapons

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    painful as possible in order to gain cooperation fast from a subject. This is purposefully done to get the officer out of a dangerous situation fast. The non lethal claymore, is placed in an area a uncooperative subject is attempting to flee to. When detonated its causes hundreds of small rubber balls to be propelled by explosion at the fleeing subject (Nye, 2015). It is meant to cause maximum pain and enough injury to cause the subject to either give up or go unconscious from the pain (Nye,…

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    leashed, being controlled by men. It is also worth noting that among the crowd of people, the snarling dog does not appear any more animalistic or chaotic than the humans. Suggesting that men are inherently animalistic and almost primal. The second animal we see is a horse, later in the video a running horse, represents freedom, but again the horse is being controlled by a police officer, this suggests that freedom is controlled by men in the establishment. The third animal is an elephant,…

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    For possibly decades now, there has been fighting in the middle east and I am not sure it will ever stop. One particular story of fighting stuck out to me, however. A man named Emad Burnat filmed activist protest of Israel taking land from his small Palestinian village. The documentary he created is called Five Broken Cameras. He is a peasant farmer who lives off of the land he owned. He has a family consisting of his wife and his four sons. He films to show their side of the fighting and riots…

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    officers in 2015 ( Swaine, Laughland, Lartey, and McCarthy). A Movement #BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin 's murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of his crime. Trayvon Martin wasn’t the only African American who was murdered and had his death erupt with riot and protest. Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Sandra Bland are others whose deaths were commemorated with protests. Eric Garner was put in a chokehold by a police officer and witnesses claim he said “I can’t…

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    Discussion In an attempt to understand the New Mexico Prison Riot in it’s entirety, all aspects of breakdown must be considered. It has been clearly understood by movement scholars that the riot that took place at the penitentiary was the result of diminishing solidarity between the administration and the inmates. Both of the selected scholars use their interpretation of contemporary breakdown theory to further their understanding of how riots form. Bert Useem directly applies his…

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    The unrest in Ferguson, MO is over the decision of whether or not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old named Michael Brown. This decision by a grand jury has sparked riots, protests, and general anger across the nation. Those people who agree with the rioters and/or protestors say things, such as, “Racism is still here and if you don’t think that’s true, open your eyes!” Others are quick to point out, “THE LOOTERS AND THE…

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    Causes Of Antisemitism

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    and consequences of the riot were lawlessness and antisemitism. Antisemitism was communicated through anti-Semitic slogans, and people explicitly proclaiming themselves the proud reincarnations of Hitler (signs with messages like “Hitler didn’t do his job”).The lawlessness occurred when the error made by the police caused the police to be accused of giving preferential treatment to the Jews. Yet according to a different source from Commentary magazine, written by Philip Gourevitch January 1st,…

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    The Los Angeles Times described another possible reason for why these Zoot Suit riots occurred, that “Strife… arose as a result of beatings of individuals sailors by juvenile street bands and in two cases, assaults on women relatives of servicemen” (TTP Ch.8, Page 214). In other words these Mexican Americans rioted because they felt that servicemen were a threat to their well-being since they were constantly attacked by these servicemen for just wearing a Zoot Suit. So it was a form of…

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