U.S. Authorities To Disperse Crowd Control ‘Pepper Spray Drones’ On Unruly Rioters.
It has been reported by investigative journalist, John Vibes, that new drones are being developed to shoot protesters with pepper spray.
Many of these drones are also able to take photos and videos of protesters.
According to his first report in 2014, the drones would first be used in India before spreading to other areas of the globe.
Now, one year later, reports are surfacing stating that the drones are now officially in operation here in the United States.
Each drone cost anywhere between $9,560 – $19,300.
“Equipped with a 4000 strong clip and 4 paintball gun barrels, the Skunk can fire up to 80 projectiles in a single second. It can carry dye markers, pepper spray bullets or even solid plastic balls, which somewhat stretch the definition of ‘non-lethal’.”
Many are speaking out against the drones, and are concerned about the suppression of freedom of speech. There are also those who are questioning why the police are resorting to aggression.
“While I think it is bound to fail if not be another scam in the making, it also shows the mindset of the administration to not use dialogue and mediation to solve problems but use authoritarian and forceful methods,” Chirag Wakaskar, an investigative journalist, told CNN. “What they could do is start by having video surveillance in sensitive areas and have swifter justice.”