Chicago Cops Buy Sound Cannon "To Provide Protesters With Public Safety Messages"Chris | InformationLiberation
May. 15, 2012
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Chicago cops want to make sure they're communicating clear "public safety messages" with the folks congregating to protest the upcoming NATO summit, that's why they've just spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on an LRAD sound cannon.
This week, Occupy Chicago welcomes allies from around the country and the world as they descend on the Windy City to protest the weekend’s NATO summit. The Chicago Police Department is ready: Not only has the city passed strict new protest ordinances, but it’s been stockpiling serious riot gear in anticipation of conflict with the protesters.You can see this weapon, er, "public safety communication device," used on protesters in Pittsburgh below. Note, you might want to turn down your speakers.