Khanoisseur 🐶🤦🏻‍♂️🌎+ Your Authors @Khanoisseur Nonpartisan fact-checks + “frustratingly accurate” analysis of news (+🐶 pics). *Turn notifications on* Stuff @Google @Twitter @Facebook @Tesla @Audi Jun. 10, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

The military is banned from using tear gas on the battlefield, but police can use it on crowds at home…

In 2019, the US House of Representatives passed a bill to ban the export of crowd control gear to Hong Kong, which include sales of tear gas, but US police can use it 💁🏻‍♂️

Why is tear gas banned for military use? This is why: Sarah Grossman, a 22-year-old Ohio woman, has died two days after she was tear-gassed and pepper-sprayed by police during a George Floyd rally in Columbus.

Why is tear gas still used by US police? 🤷🏻‍♂️

Millions were exposed to teargas in Hong Kong over the last two years of protests — many experienced headaches, viral infections, gastrointestinal issues. Charlotte, North Carolina, has defunded portion of police budget for tear gas, chemical agents… 

“Pepper spray is five times as strong. Previously ⁠, the ACLU found one death per 600 times police used spray, with 26 deaths in only a two year period. A 35 year-old prisoner ⁠with asthma died in New York City jail this week after being pepper sprayed.” 

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