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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:41 PM
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Sound waves, goo guns won't be used on protesters (Denver)
Source: Denver Rocky Mountain News

Denver officials expect to spend more than $18 million on police equipment for the Democratic National Convention but the purchases apparently won't include high-tech weapons that use sonic waves to incapacitate protesters or goo guns to immobilize them.

That information, provided by the city to the American Civil Liberties Union as part of an agreement to delay a public records lawsuit, marks one of the most detailed looks yet at the super-secret efforts to provide security for the convention, scheduled Aug. 25 to 28.

The ACLU sued Denver in May under the state's public records law after city officials refused to provide documents showing how they were spending millions of dollars on police equipment.

"This budget overview reaffirms to the public our goal to provide the most effective and comprehensive security possible while maintaining an event that is inclusive and enjoyable for all," Mayor John Hickenlooper said in a statement issued by his office.



Read more: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/jul/23/denve... /
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:45 PM
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1. Goo Guns?

I"ve been slimed!

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Captain Angry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:54 PM
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2. I feel so funky. n/t
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:55 PM
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3. To Borrow A Phrase: That's Mighty White of Them
shakes head in disgust and disbelief.

Let's see, who would protest at the Democratic Convention, when the GOP hasn't a prayer or a big enough fraud scheme?
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:56 PM
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4. Minneapolis?
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f the letter Donating Member (402 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:02 PM
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5. wow.
a good start, i guess? ..
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nebenaube Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:29 PM
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6. maybe not...
but what lies under the two and three quarters foot high fiberglass canopy (with three quick release bolts/side; i.e. 1/4 turn) on the humvee that I saw driving down I-94 into St. Paul a mere three weeks ago? hmmm.... I wonder?
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THale2 Donating Member (100 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:34 PM
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Is it just me
dont you think the protesters are at the wrong convention this year...If there are some they are probably trolls for the RNC or dido heads of Limbaugh
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sourmilk Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:34 PM
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7. Tasers. Lots of tasers, I'll bet.
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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:36 PM
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8. Rubber bullets, dogs, horses, sticks, tear gas, zip ties
They've got it "covered" I'm sure :eyes:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:53 PM
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9. Microwave Beam Weapons? n/t
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:07 PM
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10. Yeah...microwave 'fry or fly', truck mount
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