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    Amnesty International Delegation Report (none / 0) (#1)
    by MO Blue on Sat Oct 25, 2014 at 07:24:20 AM EST
    Amnesty International Delegation Releases Report on Human Rights Abuses in Ferguson, Missouri

    On August 18, around 10 pm, Amnesty International's report states [PDF] police "activated a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) that was mounted about 8-10 feet off the ground on top of an armored truck at the intersection of W. Florissant and Ferguson avenues." This was apparently a response to the throwing of a few bottles and a group of protesters that decided to stop moving and stand in front of a line of police.

    "The LRAD was pointed at a group of stationary protestors on the street approximately 15 feet away. Members of the media and observers were about the same distance from the device. Law enforcement gave no warning to protesters that an LRAD would be used."

    After providing earplugs to a member of Amnesty International, a St. Louis County police officer said, `This noise will make you sick.' Several members of the delegation reported feeling nauseous from the noise of the LRAD until it link