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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.
Lets hope the crowds don't possess any advanced technology like sling shots and eye goggles.
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
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), 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. It is an interspecies hybrid of C. chinense and C. frutescens genes.
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 However, the bhut jolokia was superseded by the Trinidad moruga scorpion in 2012, which was in turn replaced by the "Carolina Reaper" on December 26, 2013.
Bhut jolokia is used as a food and a spice, as well as a remedy to summer heat. 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. The pepper's intense heat makes it a fixture in competitive chili pepper eating.
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. 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.
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
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.