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Police Use of Even Less Lethal Weapons is Too Much for Some Community Activists

A protestor faces off with two police officers using less-lethal ammunition in their weapons. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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While police consider tactical communication as one way to de-escalate a situation, they also view use of force and less-lethal weapons, such as Tasers, pepper spray and bean-bag rounds, as options. They tend to view it as a continuum of recourse and outcomes, with deadly force as the worst-case scenario. “If I walk into a […]

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