Portable Pain Weapons Leave No Trace of Use, May Become Police Issue

We don't hesitate to show excitement over non lethal and less-than-lethal weapons, but the reality is that they're kinda scary. In particular when we're starting to see hand-held heat weapons which leave little to no trace of ever being used. » 9/30/09 10:30pm 9/30/09 10:30pm

Israel Deploys Crowd Control Skunk Bomb for the First Time

It's a good day for non-lethal crowd control methods, but a bad day for their intended targets, as the Israeli Army has used the Skunk Bomb for the first time against Palestinian protesters in Naalin. The "bomb" is dispensed via a hose system, and the liquid is supposedly hard to wash off, even after repeated showers.… » 9/21/08 6:00pm 9/21/08 6:00pm

Update: Oops, the MEDUSA Mind Control Ray Gun Will Actually Kill You

The MEDUSA crowd control ray gun we reported on earlier this month sounded like some pretty amazing-and downright scary-technology. Using the microwave auditory effect, the beam, in theory, would have put sounds and voice-like noises in your head, thereby driving you away from the area. Crowd control via voices in your … » 7/26/08 10:00am 7/26/08 10:00am

The T3 Makes a Guy Wearing a Bike Helmet on a Scooter Scary as Hell

For the most part, I wouldn't consider a police officer or military personnel riding down the road on a scooter as intimidating. However, if that scooter happens to be Lamperd Less Lethal's new T3 Mobile Defender, there is definitely something to be worried about. The vehicle comes equipped with a powerful air gun that … » 6/30/08 5:20pm 6/30/08 5:20pm

Crazy-Assed Idea to Shoot People with Drug-Filled Paintballs

Our Dear Leaders are always looking for new ways of quelling unrest in nonviolent—at least, notoverly violent—ways. (Let's face it, smacking someone over the head with a truncheon, and causing the blood to flow doesn't look great on news bulletins, does it?) The latest idea emanating from the Pentagon, according to a… » 8/24/07 6:30pm 8/24/07 6:30pm