Vol 56 Issue 22, Police, Protest

Vol 56 Issue 22, Police

Police Defend Use Of Non-Lethal Rubber Tires On Protestors

Police Defend Use Of Non-Lethal Rubber Tires On Protestors

6/3/2020 7:31:00 PM

Police Defend Use Of Non-Lethal Rubber Tires On Protest ors

NEW YORK—Responding to criticisms of law enforcement injuring demonstrators, NYPD chief Terence Monahan publicly defended his squad’s controversial use of non-lethal rubber tires Wednesday as a means of de-escalating ongoing protests against police brutality. “What you have to understand is that these tires were not designed to kill people; instead, they have a special treaded rubber coating specifically developed to soften their impact,” said Monahan, adding that the tires wielded by his officers were the exact same model as those used by children for swings and those featured on every car across America. “This is a purposefully restrained crowd-control tactic to stun people and stop them in their tracks, not cause fatal harm. They are only deployed when an officer feels like they are in imminent danger. Sure, in some cases, poorly aimed tires have caused internal bleeding, fractured bones, or left bruises shaped like tread marks over various body parts, but overall, this bouncy, flexible alternative is far preferable to being run over with hard metal wheels. Believe me, if these were intended to cause serious harm, you would know it.” Monahan later refused to address claims by manufacturers that rubber tires are only less lethal when aimed at the ground rather than directly at protestors.\n

NEW YORK—Responding to criticisms of law enforcement injuring demonstrators, NYPD chief Terence Monahan publicly defended his squad’s controversial use of non-lethal rubber tires Wednesday as a means of de-escalating ongoing protests against police brutality. “What you have to understand is that these tires were not designed to kill people; instead, they have a special treaded rubber coating specifically developed to soften their impact,” said Monahan, adding that the tires wielded by his officers were the exact same model as those used by children for swings and those featured on every car across America. “This is a purposefully restrained crowd-control tactic to stun people and stop them in their tracks, not cause fatal harm. They are only deployed when an officer feels like they are in imminent danger. Sure, in some cases, poorly aimed tires have caused internal bleeding, fractured bones, or left bruises shaped like tread marks over various body parts, but overall, this bouncy, flexible alternative is far preferable to being run over with hard metal wheels. Believe me, if these were intended to cause serious harm, you would know it.” Monahan later refused to address claims by manufacturers that rubber tires are only less lethal when aimed at the ground rather than directly at protestors.

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When did the onion stop doing parody and start doing actual reporting Hold on just a dang minute. They don’t have to defen anything all tires are made of rubber. What has this country come to? _mcchris There is no such thing as 'non-lethal'. Rubber bullets, tazers, etc are 'less lethal' as they are unlikely, but still possible, to kill someone.

_mcchris Once again the Onion is on point. LMAO Quote from the Police Chief “... a tire has never been used to kill [someone], it is the person who is driving the car that kills, not the tire....” I 😂😂😂 This... You guys.. 👏👏👏 Rock on, my friends. Rock on. Onion batting average = .999 Origamigryphon When Onion articles are almost indistinguishable from actual news

heytred The thing is, it actually puts it in perspective. *less lethal y’all never miss 😭 You're undefeated, . They pack quite a punch. Horse laugh funny I expect nothing less from the best Thank you for your service. 'specifically developed to soften the impact' ITS LIKE I CAN HEAR THIS LMAO The Onion sheds tears for the rioters' safety & well-being. You get it?

Y’all have really upped your game on both sides!! Your team has been straight fire these last few days Eugene_V_Dabbs Ahem, those tires are ‘less lethal.’ People who are angry just never learned to understand nuance. So here I'll ruin the joke for you. IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THE POLICE USE THE EXCUSE OF 'IT'S NON LETHAL' TO EXCUSE THEIR VIOLENCE AGAINST PROTESTORS.

Bro whoever wrote this headline. YOU DROPPED THIS KING 👑 holy shit the onion has gone feral and we are here for it GrwnAssKid2 EVERY COP LIES IN COURT! EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE POS's bethbourdon Tires are people, too. Oh , you are loved lol jfc, i love you guys/gals. i think. you can consistently make me laugh & cry simultaneously

Remember folks, if you don't click on the link they don't make any money. So click to support quality journalism Not so far Made popular in South Africa and dubed the “necklace” 👍 When used with peterol the effect is far more persuasive. 🤣🤣 you have it all wrong, anyone who stands in the street daring cars to run them down is trying to commit suicide. they were trying to assist in suicide attempts.

it is BIO-rubber - the best there is from the BIOGOTREE - harvested by volentears and hurt working people.. The Onion DOESN’T MISS Good Year hey, it just broke their legs which means its okay Dear god onion................ Good lord Next up: Attacks on Police? The list of law enforcement injuries are endless: bruised knees from hard neck bones, papercuts from grabbing the signs of protestors, carpal tunnel syndrome from rapidly firing pepper spray and rubber bullets into crowds, and more.

Wtf?! Scarily accurate Glad they switched over. Trump is doing great things Do you think Trump understands he signed a bill to pay protesters unemployment? Trumppayprotesters TheWarOnCars Not funny. Maybe you guys should sit this one out. you don’t miss It's not satire if it's true 🤔 ....when properly deflated, tires are an approved crowd dispersal technology per ANSI 7834.2 and the Hague....

I dub you guys The Patron Saints of Sarcasm! Clearly the onion is instigating the riots so they can keep these headlines going God damn Shots fired *ba dum ts* 'hey, they didn't have studded spikes. waddya want?' Um...where does the parody part come in Mercy! 😩😩 Oh shit, I just pooped my pants. I think the more specific term is 'less lethal'

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Records show Minneapolis police used neck restraint tactic dozens of times since 2015Since the beginning of 2015, officers from the Minneapolis Police Department have rendered people unconscious with neck restraints 44 times, according to an NBC News analysis of police records. NBC News’ Tom Winter reports. NBCNews You understand this means he’s going to get off. He’s been officially trained to perform this maneuver. It’s proven that people become unconscious from this move. It’ll be a slap on the wrist. NBCNews Hmm...those Blue States sure have a problem. NBCNews MSNBC uses film footage from the movie World War Z to push a narrative that the city was burning. I think they call this fakenews? GeorgeFloyd GeorgeFloydProtests Protests2020

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