Title Excited Delirium: A Protestor's Guide to "Less Lethal" Police Weaponry-Including an Introduction to Taser-Proof Jackets
Book Condition New
Seller ID ALIBRIS.0007853
New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Pacific Northwest Independent Booksellers! 46 p. stapled zine/pamphlet government just loves technology. They always assume that every problem whether social, martial, economic, or ecological is just waiting for some magic device to solve it. This is a weakness of theirs. This zine is filled with a lot of scary information. phrase non-lethal is out and less-lethal is in because that s just what these weapons are: a bit less lethal than being shot with a gun. Stun guns, teargas, baton rounds..these things are scary. But everything in here can be counteracted through DIY means. Most of this crap costs the state anywhere from $25-100 a shot and can be blocked by second-hand sports gear or hardware store respirators. And the thing is, most of these weapons work primarily on fear. Chemical weapons, batons, flash-bangs..it s all just to get us to run away and to not challenge the police. This information is presented so that we may better educate ourselves about what we can expect on the streets. focus is on the United States, but of course these weapons are available throughout the world. Every government has its own style of repression: some play good cop, some play bad cop, some will let protestors get away with a lot and then just might kill or disappear some of them. In the USA, it s condescending authority: circumstance be damned, law & order are in charge. But the cops here are at least marginally accountable. They kill individuals all the time, but they re not likely to start killing protestors anytime soon; there are too many of us and they know they d never hear the end of it. Thus, an endless variety of weapons aimed to incapacitate and control..