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Federal officers stockpiled semi-automatic rifles and tried to obtain a controversial 'heat ray' ahead of tear-gassing protesters for Trump's photo-op, a whistleblower says

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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On June 1, federal law enforcement officers used tear gas, rubber pellets, and other aggressive tactics to remove protesters from Lafayette Square in Washington, DC, so President Donald Trump could have his photo taken in front of a church near the White House.
Hours before that, officials were busy trying to stockpile semi-automatic rifles, thousands of rounds of munitions, and controversial crowd control technology, according to sworn testimony submitted to lawmakers by DC National Guard Maj. Adam DeMarco, The Washington Post and NPR both reported Wednesday.
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Officials explored ‘heat ray' device to clear DC's Lafayette Square: whistleblower

Officials explored ‘heat ray' device to clear DC's Lafayette Square: whistleblower

3 days ago   |   By New York Post

Defense officials explored the use of “heat rays” and other extreme crowd-control tools hours before violently clearing out protesters from Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., this June, a whistleblower told The Washington Post. The federal forces had allegedly hoarded ammunition and searched for a military device, known as an Active Denial System, that emits invisible...
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Report: Feds considered using 'heat ray' on DC protesters

Report: Feds considered using 'heat ray' on DC protesters

3 days ago   |   By Star Tribune

A military whistleblower says federal officials sought some unusual crowd control devices - including one that's been called a "heat ray" - to deal with protesters outside the White House on the June day that law enforcement forcibly cleared Lafayette Square.
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