Tag: tear gas
Citizens should never have to fear peaceful protest on the basis of police retaliation, especially not when protesting that very same police violence."
Tear gas is banned in international warfare, but it is classified as a “riot control agent” that law enforcement can use for crowd control.
In the middle of a respiratory pandemic, law enforcement agencies have used tear gas in especially dangerous ways. The chemical agent also seeps into homes, contaminates food, furniture, skin and surfaces, and can cause long-term lung damage.
Border authorities’ use of tear gas has spiked under the Trump administration, with the agency’s own data revealing it has deployed tear gas over two dozen times this year alone.