Pepper Spray Developer: It Has Become Fashionable to Use Chemicals on People with Opinions

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Sun, Dec 4th, 2011 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Kamran Loghman, the inventor of pepper spray and the policies for its use by US police departments was interviewed by Democracy Now's Amy Goodman. Loghman condemns how police forces have been using pepper spray on peaceful protesters and notes how it has become fashionable to use chemical weapons on people with opinions.

It is becoming more and more fashionable right now, this day and age, to use chemical on people who have an opinion. And that to me is a complete lack of leadership both in the police department and other people who cannot really deal with the root of the problem and they want to spray people to quiet them down. And it's really not supposed to be that. It's not a thing that solves any problem nor is it something that quiets people down.

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