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Cops Deploy Military Weapons Against Drivers: Military Sound-Cannon Will Be Used To Deter Speeders

MISSOURI — A military sound weapon called the LRAD is trickling its way into domestic agencies across the country. Its latest application will be for use against drivers on Missouri’s highways.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has purchased two Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD) with the intent of deploying them near work zones. The idea is to penetrate nearby vehicles with an overwhelmingly shrill sound to supposedly get them to slow down.

Called a “safety device” by the local media, the LRAD is most famous for use against civilians overseas during military operations. Its 153 dB sound waves are so powerful that they cause bystanders to reel in pain, clutch their ears, and run away.

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Silly Me. My Image Of A "Sound Cannon"

...was that of a military Drill Instructor shouting at people to slow down. Probably just as effective.

Hey guys I've got a promising

Hey guys I've got a promising idea!

Let's take one of those sound weapons and point them at drivers who are speeding! It will startle them. So! That way they surely won't make a mistake and cause a wreck!

*High five* for justice!

Wait wait wait I have an even

Wait wait wait I have an even better idea. Let's get a giant high powered blower and spring air head on to speeders.. That way the scciieeennce will slow them down. And then everyone is safer =)

Other ideas include:
-artificial spider webs, to spring onto them.
-Parachute guns we could aim for their rear window for the drag.
-Similarly we might release trained pigeons to latch onto their car and slow them down.
-We could strongly consider training them to shit on the windshields in mass to slow down the violators.
-Another good idea we're strongly considering is projecting holograms of women and children in the road. This would be extremely effective. AND if they pass through the hologram we will go ahead and call it a hit and run and throw their ass in jail. Its not different then the real thing in principle.

*highfive!!* *chugs beer* Murika.

In my misspent sci-fy past

I read a short story about cops laughing as they blasted speeders with their bazookas. This is too close for comfort.

By the way, If anyone else remembers the story (late 50s or 60s), I'd like to reread.

I'll take my Liberty, it's not yours to give.

so stupid

Another dumbass idea to further divide the cop from the people they serve. Furthermore, this sounds, no pun intended, like a potential hazard to the driver, which distract him or her into a crash. That's all we need, more people crashing into things or each other, or perhaps, into LRAD machines. Why not skip the LRAD and just launch rockets at the evil speeders?

Chief of Police position available in my small town

Do you want me to mail you a job application? :)

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Lord No lol

I left police work a few months ago. I wasn't " fired, forced to quit due to poor performance or disabled". I just quit and entered the family restaurant business and am loving it. Hope you do find a Chief who will see things differently and start looking around and do what is right. I suspect you'll be leading the charge at the formal, open to the
public meeting with a few plants in the audience, camaras wide open and get some good talking points out there. Good luck with that

Obviously (well apparently

Obviously (well apparently its not obvious to some people) they wouldn't be using this thing at full power. It would just be one more thing to get the driver's attention...basically saying "hey, slow down you inconsiderate asshole."

Still

There is serious potential for abuse, its just another hazard

Anyone else see this failing?

I can see this causing more accidents.

Imagine you are driving down the road when suddenly you start hearing this overwhelming sound. Most drivers would be shocked by this and I could see it distracting them enough to cause accidents.

ecorob's picture

Bring it on.

When Americans determine that the corrupt police are the enemy we, the people will OWN these pieces of crap and will use them for parts in our stereos.

Bring it right the F*** on, boys!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

LOL, the people like yourself

LOL, the people like yourself will do as you're told and obey. Period.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

sarcasm?

sarcasm?

ecorob's picture

lol

you have no idea who I am or what you are talking about!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Misplaced Focus?

Isn't "divide and conquer" part of the strategy against We The People? So wouldn't what you're describing feed into that?

ecorob's picture

uh, no!

!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Why would anyone slow down

It would make me speed up to get away from it... why slow down and listen to it longer?

Plus, I don't know if anyone has ever been to a stock car race, but it can't get much louder than that, and I don't see any of them slowing down!

What if there are other people in the car?

Only the driver is speeding yet the entire car full of people will be affected, I presume. If a child sitting in the back seat loses his/her hearing can the family sue the police? Or is the child taken from the parents for "being the cause of" the hearing damage?

Note: I'm 100% not for this even if it's only used against cars with only the driver in it.

Other questions

What in God's great name makes them think that only speeders will be affected by this? Is the targeting system that accurate? Do the sound waves stop at the target and cease to penetrate other, innocent vehicles? Won't this violate our right to trial? And, the $64 question ......... how often will this screw up and target everybody?

"safety device"

Aw, gives me warm fuzzies all over when the media talks like that.

Curious, though, what would they call these devices if the tables were turned and the citizenry had them?

well thats a no brainer...

we would be "terrorists"

Love Liberty, be Vigilant

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Faith in God will prevail all things!

Sadly

You get no rim shot since you are most likely correct.

Psy-Ops - Psychological Operations

This is about NORMALIZATION.

Period.

They are preparing for Martial Law and civil unrest at every angle, nationwide.

This is to mentally condition the sheeple, to be used to seeing and encountering these LRAD devices, which have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This is being tested in Missouri, but will likely spread quickly to other parts of the country.

Classic frogs in the pot. Is it getting warm in here?

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

warm?

i'm not sure... "hey! what are these bubbles forming on the surface?"

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

scawarren's picture

Idiots; I can't believe the

Idiots; I can't believe the stupidity behind this idea... well actually yeah I can.

Individualism-
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e. cummings

Sounds like cruel and unusual punishment ...

... for going 40 in a 30.

Let the lazy bastards get out of their military vehicles and write up tickets, not torture people who haven't violated anyone else's rights.

Bunch of dirty sadists out there. But then, where else would they want to work other than behind a gun?

Direct state-sponsored terrorist warfare against citizens.

It's the "new normal" for standard "law enforcement" ops.

The use of these weapons against citizens constitutes direct, violent attack, so we need not be held back by the NAP in this matter.

We are completely justified in shooting at the operators of this equipment and/or carrying out preemptive strikes against these domestic terrorists and the senior level officers and political "leaders" who ordered the deployment of these weapons.

War of domestic terror by the state continues to rage on. When will we fire back, I wonder? People should at least do everything in their power to sabotage / destroy this equipment.

What would the Founders do?

When I was younger...

You know those speed-reading things, the cops put up on the side of roads that flash your speed if you go like 5 mph over the limit?
They will sometimes be equipped with a camera, and folks have received tickets in the mail.

When I was younger, I was riding shotgun in my buddies car, late one summer night, and passed one of these... He decided to see how fast he could get it register... I decided to see if I could hit it with my now empty 22oz. Heineken bottle, at speed...

Direct hit, at probably 60-70 mph...

The screen smashed, a lo-and-behold, the thing starts flashing lights and a loud siren goes off... LOL... nevertheless we never heard anything about it...

It was a while before they deployed another one in that town.

Similar vandalism tactics could be used against these new terrorist toys... Without any human casualties...

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Alright man,

You just redeemed your self for all those chemtrail videos, lol.

"I'm Ron Paul." - Ron Paul