Apparently last night/early this morning the Chicago cops sent out a Long Range Acoustic Device, or LRAD, to disperse the rioters… excuse me, the ‘peaceful protesters*’. If you’ve never seen one of these before, well, that probably means that you’re more used to activism on the Tea Party model. Oddly enough, the police rarely if ever need to use crowd-suppression devices on crowds that end their protests by cleaning up all their loose trash and depositing it in the nearest public waste receptacle.
Think about that, ye Occupiers. Also: the hygienic and social advantages of soap and deodorant.
PS: If the USA was the police state that the Occupiers increasingly think that it is, the cops wouldn’t be bothering with sonic cannons. In fact, the cops wouldn’t be there at all, because they’d just get in the way of the soldiers with machine guns. I note this largely because, hey, you got to represent.
*Who were largely peaceful largely because the cops made sure to arrest ahead of time the guys plotting to make bombs. Excuse me again: the guys allegedly plotting to make bombs. They now have up to five in custody for that, by the way.