Police misuse and overuse flash grenades

Jay Leiderman
By: Jay Leiderman
February 07 2015

Investigation Reveals Rampant Use Of Flashbang Grenades By Police (“An investigation by ProPublica reports that says some police use flashbang grenades routinely with little training. NPR’s Arun Rath speaks with reporter Julia Angwin about how and why this is happening.”)

Flash grenades are supposed to be for hostage situations

RATH: And that is the bang part of a flash-bang. It’s a type of hand grenade used by the police and the military, but instead of shooting out deadly shrapnel, like a standard grenade, most of the flash-bang’s explosive energy creates a blinding flash and a deafening boom.

JULIA ANGWIN: They were designed for hostage rescues because the idea is that in hostage rescue you want something that won’t harm the hostages but will stun the hostage takers.

One thought on “Police misuse and overuse flash grenades

  1. They were not designed. They are made by a guy for the police, and contain hot lava. This country just tortures people it thinks are bad, and uses napalm, etc. on them. *Choke*. Glenn Greenwald’s latest article is on that. There’s a hatred of mortal glesh among milittary people. The Jews didn’t even use drugs and the Germans still foujnd a random reason to kill them. I hope all fuckers flatten.

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