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Pepper-spraying drones will be used on Indian protesters

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posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 09:04 AM
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Indian police will start using pepper-spraying drones to control unruly crowds of protesters. Officials described the drones as a "non-lethal but very effective" method of "mob control."

According to AFP, police in the north Indian city of Lucknow, which has a population of two million, have already successfully trialed the aircraft and given them the thumbs-up.

The results of the tests were "brilliant" according to Lucknow police chief Yashasvi Yadav. "We have managed to work out how to use it to precisely target the mob in winds and congested areas. Pepper is non-lethal but very effective in mob control. We can spray from different heights to have maximum results.”

The city’s police force has bought five of the paper-spraying drones at a cost of around 600,000 rupees ($9,650), with plans for them to go airborne by the end of April.

The unmanned aircraft can be flown within a one-kilometer radius of their operator and carry two kilograms of pepper onboard. They are also equipped with high-resolution cameras to surveil their targets.

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I suspect this is something we will see coming to the US soon. No need for military looking police firing gas if a drone can be flown overhead and mass spray people.

Technology ...




posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Gives a whole new meaning to "chemtrails", lol.



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 09:10 AM
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Well, I see this as the start of the weaponizing of drones. If this works, what will be next?
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posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 09:12 AM
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maybe even able to use pin point accuracy on individuals.
i can see it now a picture of someone running and a drone tailing/ flying circles around them spraying the whole time.
i wonder if they have mist or stream options?



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 09:25 AM
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How will this be discriminate to the "unruly"...


Won't somebody please think of the children...



No seriously there were children on my last protest so pepper spray them and you'll find out why "unruly" actually is.



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 09:27 AM
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Lets hope the crowds don't possess any advanced technology like sling shots and eye goggles.


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posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 09:31 AM
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originally posted by: darkbake
Well, I see this as the start of the weaponizing of drones. If this works, what will be next?


Drones are already weaponized, raining hell fire on foreign countries, remember?

But I get your question…meet the hollywood version



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 09:43 AM
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Spraying everyone? Sure, you know that old saying about 'you are who you associate with' that will be used in justification.



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 09:50 AM
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I have read about people using chains to stop helicopters in Afghanistan. Wouldn't be surprised if that technique is modified stop drones.



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 10:14 AM
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Lets hope the crowds don't possess any advanced technology like sling shots and eye goggles.


it just doesn't effect the eyes. it effects skin and other things in the human body. haven't you ever seen any body cooking using hot peppers wearing gloves.

pepper spray uses the same peppers. depending on the the brand of spray and level of Oleoresin capsicum (OC) of the pepper used messured in SHU (Scoville heat Units) and India had the hottest pepper up until 2012.

here are a couple of links.



Having addressed the safety aspects of pepper spray above, here are the ten (10) most common effects one may experience after having been contaminated by OC sprays:
1. Swelling of Mucous Membranes of Eyes, Nose & Throat
2. Nasal & Sinus Discharge
3. Coughing 4
. Shortness of Breath
5.Drying of the Eyes
6. Involuntary Eye Closure
7. Painful Burning of the Skin
8.Analgesic Effect
9. Hyperventilation & Potential Increase in Blood Pressure 1
0.Psychological Effects: Fear, Anxiety & Panic
Pepper Spray, 10 Effects To The Human Body





The bhut jolokia (Assamese: ভূত-জলকীয়া, Bengali: নাগা মরিচ or বিষ ঝাল),[1][2] also known as bih jolokia, u-morok, ghost pepper, ghost chili pepper, red naga chili, Naga Jolokia, and ghost chili, is an interspecific hybrid chili pepper cultivated in Bangladesh and Indian states of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur.[3][4] It is an interspecies hybrid of C. chinense and C. frutescens genes.[5]
In 2007, Guinness World Records certified that the ghost pepper was the world's hottest chili pepper, 900.5 times hotter than Tabasco sauce; the ghost chili is rated at more than 1 million Scoville heat units (SHUs). Classic Tabasco sauce ranges from 2,500 to 5,000 SHUs. However, the bhut jolokia was superseded by the Trinidad moruga scorpion in 2012,[6] which was in turn replaced by the "Carolina Reaper" on December 26, 2013.[7]



Bhut jolokia is used as a food and a spice, as well as a remedy to summer heat.[4] It is used in both fresh and dried forms, to not only "heat up" curries, pickles and chutneys, but also to impart two distinct flavors to them. It is popularly used in combination with pork or dried or fermented fish. In northeastern India, the peppers are smeared on fences or incorporated in smoke bombs as a safety precaution to keep wild elephants at a distance.[19][20] The pepper's intense heat makes it a fixture in competitive chili pepper eating.[21]
Defense product Main article: Chili grenade In 2009, scientists at India's Defence Research and Development Organisation announced plans to use the peppers in hand grenades, as a nonlethal way to flush out terrorists from their hideouts and to control rioters. It will also be developed into pepper spray as a self-defense/antirape product.[22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30] R. B. Srivastava, the director of the Life Sciences Department at the New Delhi headquarters of India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (who also led a defense research laboratory in Assam), said bhut jolokia-based aerosol sprays could be used as a "safety device", and "civil variants" of chili grenades could be used to control and disperse mobs.[31]


last two quotes come the wiki cause it's fast.
Bhut jolokia

oh here is one more. scroll down to health effects.



The chemical tear gas agents chloroacetophenone (CN) and o-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile (CS) produce primarily irritant effects, but exposure to OC causes both irritation and neurogenic inflammation. Exposure to OC spray may occur through skin or eye contact, or inhalation. Once inhaled, it can be expectorated or ingested. With acute exposure, there is rapid onset of constitutional symptoms including nausea, fear and disorientation.
Health Hazards of Pepper Spray



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 10:19 AM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
How will this be discriminate to the "unruly"...


Won't somebody please think of the children...



No seriously there were children on my last protest so pepper spray them and you'll find out why "unruly" actually is.


Actually, with all the news of "brutality" and catching authorities on camera, this is also a PR blessing for them. A video of a little drone peppering the hell out of an area will be better received than a person blasting a young girl in the face.

Much less personal and takes the emotion out of it. That is another reason why they want this. Along with the "malfunction" defense, pilot error defense, etc.

When a cop or soldier blast peaceful protesters in the face with chemical unprovoked, it causes way to much emotion and calls into question the officers "intent". So much easier being a faceless drone with all kinds of excuses to use if someone chokes to death.
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posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 04:09 PM
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"Chili grenades"

Now that's sounds like something I'd like to order from a authentic Indian restaurant or a bar menu.



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 09:02 PM
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For them to be truly effective enough to disperse crowds, they'd have to get low enough to concentrate a good amount of spray.

If they're that low, they could be easily brought down in a number of ways. Slingshots, throwing things, pellet guns, water from a pressurized hose, etc.



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