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Piercing sound can be excessive police force, federal court rules

A powerful speaker that’s capable of causing hearing damage and is used by a growing number of police around the world isn’t merely a “communication device” but, potentially, an instrument of excessive force, a federal court ruled on Wednesday. read more

NYPD Use Of Sound Cannons For Crowd Dispersal Can Qualify As Excessive Force, Judge Rules

The NYPD's use of a sound cannon against nonviolent protesters can indeed be considered excessive force, a federal appeals ... nonviolent protesters. The court did not find this argument persuasive. “That is like saying police officers who run over ... read more

NYPD sound cannons may be excessive force, judge rules

A lawsuit regarding the New York Police Department’s use of sound cannons can move forward after a federal judge ruled Wednesday that it may be considered a form of excessive force ... number,” Judge Sweet wrote in court documents, according to ... read more

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Appeals Court Finds NYPD's 'Sound Gun' Has Potential for Excessive Force

Photo: YouTube A federal appeals court found that the New York City Police Department use of a “sound gun” to keep crowds at bay counts as a use of force, allowing plaintiffs ... is intended to propel piercing noise that can reach 136 decibels on ... read more


The Daily 202: From ‘I alone can fix it’ to ‘Congress alone can fix it,’ Trump passes the buck on family separation

“Many of them sound like they’re crying so hard, they can barely breathe ... officers in Indiana, police took his truck. The high court announced Monday that it would review whether constitutional protections against ‘excessive fines’ restrict ... read more

NYPD must face lawsuit over 'sound cannons' at protests: judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City Police Department failed to persuade a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it used excessive force by employing military-grade sound cannons, which can emit ear-piercing ... U.S. District Court, Southern ... read more

Cops deprived 'good man' of first moments with daughter, wife says

The couple didn’t immediately pull over for Dandurand, who claimed in a police ... court does not think the use of force, which caused only minor injuries, was excessive,” Cherry wrote. However, the magistrate judge did allow several of the Reiners ... read more

Cleveland’s Blame Game Before the Trumpocalypse

Many have noted that Cleveland will be the first city to host a national political convention while its police force is under federal ... rules—no sleeping bags, tents, water guns, tennis balls, aerosol cans, coolers, ladders, grappling hooks, “sound ... read more

Protester claims cop noise cannon caused him partial hearing loss

Police use LRADs as loudspeakers to give crowds directions and to emit pulsating shrieks that force people to cover their ears and run to escape the noise. "The LRAD is more a sound weapon ... and/or excessive lengths of time, LRADs can pose serious ... read more



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