View Full Version : Future Riot Shields Will Suffocate Protestors with Low Frequency Speakers

12-20-2011, 10:18 AM
I am most pleased... (http://gizmodo.com/5867984/future-riot-shields-will-suffocate-protestors-with-low-frequency-speakers):vader:

It's not the first crowd control tool to use sound waves, but Raytheon's patent (http://www.google.com/patents/US20110235467) for a new type of riot shield that produces low frequency sound waves to disrupt the respiratory tract and hinder breathing, sounds a little scary.

And like Roman soldiers joining their shields to form a large impenetrable wall, these new riot shields can actually be networked together to form a larger acoustical horn, vastly improving their range, power, and effectiveness. There's no word on what the long-term medical implications might be if you find yourself on the wrong side of one of these shields. But I imagine the unpleasant experience is not unlike being force choked from afar by Darth Vader.


12-20-2011, 10:41 AM
I think they should use those shields they use when the extract violent prisoners out of cells, there are metal strips that deliver electrical shocks to stun them :)

Wei Wu Wei
12-20-2011, 02:49 PM
I'm reminded of the "Brown Note"

12-22-2011, 12:43 PM
This sounds like an effective tool that will produce minimal lasting effects. It doesn't actually damage the airways, so once the power is off, the effects are over. The only real issue will be ensuring that no one is denied oxygen long enough to cause any kind of lasting brain damage, although with the OWS types, it will be harder to diagnose.

Also, some people actually get off on asphyxiation, especially during sex. The riot cops will have to be careful not to arouse anyone inadvertantly. :D