Military Confirms It Sought Information on Using 'Heat Ray' Against D.C. Protesters

D.C. military confirms to NPR that hours before federal police cleared protesters near the White House on June 1, the District's top military police officer was looking for a 'heat ray' system.

9/17/2020 10:08:00 PM

NEW: D.C. Military confirmed to NPR that hours before federal police cleared peaceful protesters near the White House in June, the district's top military policeman sought information about a 'heat ray' system that might be deployed against demonstrators.

D.C. military confirms to NPR that hours before federal police cleared protesters near the White House on June 1, the District's top military police officer was looking for a 'heat ray' system.

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Updated at 2:51 p.m. ETA spokesperson for Joint Forces Headquarters Command in Washington, D.C., confirmed to NPR that hours before federal police officers cleared a crowded park near the White House with smoke and tear gas on June 1, a military police staff officer asked if the D.C. National Guard had a kind of"heat ray" weapon that might be deployed against demonstrators in the nation's capital.

Col. Robert Phillips, a spokesperson for the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region, or JFHQ-NCR, said the inquiry was made"as a matter of due diligence and prudent military planning."The command"inquired informally about capabilities across the full-spectrum of non-lethal systems, to include the Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) and Active Denial System (ADS)," Phillips told NPR in a written statement."JFHQ-NCR does not possess these systems, did not request such systems, and no further action was taken as a result of the officer's E-Mail query."

This statement comes hours after NPR obtained and publishedwritten responses to the House Committee on Natural Resourcesfrom Maj. Adam DeMarco of the D.C. National Guard, who revealed he had been copied on an email from the provost marshal of Joint Force Headquarters. The email said the top military police officer in D.C. was looking for two things: a Long Range Acoustic Device, a kind of sound cannon known as an LRAD, and a device called the Active Denial System, or ADS.

The military developed the ADS some 20 years ago as a way to disperse crowds. There have been questions about whether it worked, or should be deployed in the first place. It uses millimeter wave technology essentially to heat the skin of people targeted by its invisible ray.

In his written response, DeMarco, who has sought whistleblower protection, quoted from an email he said was forwarded to him that originated from the provost marshal that read the"ADS can provide our troops a capability they currently do not have, the ability to reach out and engage potential adversaries at distances well beyond small arms range, and in a safe, effective, and non-lethal manner."

The email went on to say that the ADS can direct a beam toward a group and that"provides a sensation of intense heat on the surface of the skin. The effect is overwhelming, causing an immediate repel response by the targeted individual." Read more: NPR »

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He probably also sought information about the closest White Castle. Who cares what he 'sought information for?' Is it really that slow of a news day, NPR? Don't you have more propaganda to make up and push? So when are the Hunger Games set to begin? Cool. I really hope they meant a hairdryer attached to their hip

The dreaded heat ray The government should never have more power than its citizens. It's time for smaller government. Give the power back to the people. LetHerDebate LetHerSpeak GoldRush2020 JoJorgensen2020 I'm sure Trump would have loved to see protestors toasted and fried to a crisp given his Nazi tendencies. Who stopped them from using it? Sure to hell wasn't Billygoat Barr.

Oh, I guess “top military policemen” want to use “top Putinesque policing” methods. Vlad has some leftover Novichok. That might work. Thought about shooting them with live ammo and also decided AGAINST it... so what's the problem here? an excellent tool designed to disperse unresponsive crowds BWAHAHAHA.... bro yall being way too stupid. DefundNPR DefundDemocrats EnemyOfThePeople LearnToStockShelves

CrayKain Wtf SpeakerPelosi ! More propaganda from NPR ( National Propaganda Radio). Everybody calm down. Things like this are totally normal in the fascist state republicans selected when they made Stephen Miller our president. DC military A water hose would have been more effective Everytime you run this I enjoy it more

Nazis, plain and simple. shocking! Warning your zombies huh?... 🤣

Federal officials considered using 'heat ray' on D.C. protesters, report saysA military whistleblower says federal officials sought some unusual crowd control devices — including one that’s been called a “heat ray” — to deal with protesters . Biden & Harris is a death trap for America ... ... So how did we get here? Seriously America. Slow down. Listen to each other. Do you really want another bad policy or do you want your neighbor to respect you? Have you even talked to your neighbor? Stop assuming everyone is bad.

Military Police Leaders Weighed Deploying 'Heat Ray' Against D.C. ProtestersHours before federal police cleared peaceful protesters near the White House on June 1, a whistleblower got an email asking to find a device that would make protesters' skin feel like it was burning. There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.” ― Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws The ol' heat lamp treatment ain't so bad. On their fellow citizens.

National Guard major: Military police asked about using 'heat ray' against DC protestersThe Active Denial System (ADS) is a weapon designed by the military that uses short radio waves that 'provides a sensation of intense heat on the surface of the skin,” according to written statements. This causes an intense burning feeling. It's much worse than that. Radio frequency cyberweapons delivered via celltowers and satellites can literally fry the insides of ANY target, and is capable of inducing illness, disease, and slowkill or fastkill death-see vet journo links: Welcome to America Police state killing lives of color. This is why people don't trust their government. Bringing this out and pointing it at US civilians (peaceful US protest marchers) is wholly antithetical to our national civic values. It defies our free-speech and peaceful assembly ethic.

Federal officials sought 'heat ray' device before clearing D.C. protestersWhen law enforcement forcibly dispersed a crowd of protesters from D.C.'s Lafayette Square in June, federal and military officials tried to obtain a sound cannon or devices that are known as heat rays, a whistleblower says. 😭😭 Where is Tony Stark when we need him? Oh yeah, he's dead, just like democracy. In a free society, you must not be allowed to protest Dear Lead...err, the President.

Feds Sought ‘Heat Ray’ To Clear D.C. Protesters For Trump Photo Opp: WhistleblowerThe system induces an extreme burning sensation using a directed beam of energy. 😭😭😭 Un-freaking-believable. This administration is demonic. It's an LRAD. Obama used it for the first time against protestors at the G20 in Pittsburgh in 2009.

Trump Admin Considered Using Heat Ray on D.C. Protestors: ReportThe device, reportedly considered for use on unarmed civilians before Trump’s Bible photo opp, makes victims feel like their skin is burning. My God Microwave weapon? Would that have counted as a real misconstruction though?