How Tear Gas Became a Favorite Weapon of U.S. Border Patrol, Despite Being Banned In Warfare

As the Trump administration continues to defend firing tear gas into crowds of asylum seekers, we look at the history of tear gas, which is banned in warfare but legal for federal authorities and police to turn on civilians. 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. Customs and Border Protection told Newsweek Tuesday it began using tear gas under the Obama administration in 2010. The agency’s use of tear gas has now reached a seven-year record high. We speak with Stuart Schrader, lecturer in sociology at Johns Hopkins University. He has studied how tear gas went from a weapon of war used in Vietnam to being deployed by law enforcement at home. His forthcoming book is titled “Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing.”

Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org

Rating:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.

Views: 32

Comment

You need to be a member of True Skool Network to add comments!

Join True Skool Network

Best guide to hip hop, soul, reggae concerts & events in San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles & New York City + music, videos, radio and more

Connect

Bookmark and Share

Win Tickets

Talib Kweli
Wed, Dec 4 @ Yoshi's, Oakland

Hieroglyphics
Thu, Dec 5 @ UC Theatre, Berkeley

Thievery Corporation
Wed, Dec 11 @ Fox Theater, Oakland

TOP PICKS

Members

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Groups

Latest Activity

bosshogg posted a discussion

FDG Loudd X FDG Mxntana - (Intro)

(LaBlunta) FDG Loudd (20) Born On August 20th 1998IFrom Seaboard ,North CarolinaHe Just Ah Youngin From Da GuttaDestined 4 Greatness Out NowDrippin Single Available On All PlatformsConnect: https://instagram.com/officialfdg_loudd?igshid=1h7gchqosrc8x https://www.facebook.com/officialfdgloudd/…See More
9 hours ago
Editor's Pick posted videos
13 hours ago
Editor's Pick posted an event
Thumbnail

RUSS at Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley

May 3, 2020 from 7:30pm to 11pm
Sun • May 03, 2020RussGreek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 7:30 PM>> BUY TICKETS…See More
13 hours ago
Editor's Pick posted discussions
16 hours ago
UrbanElite PR posted a blog post

New EP Release - Krash Slaughta vs B.I.M. "18 Showdown"

New EP out today through the recently re-launched label New Dawn Records.'18 Showdown' includes all the remixes produced by the legendary turntablist Krash Slaughta (DMC Finals / II Tone Committee) for the Belles in Monica crew which were originally released on 12" vinyl with the addition of new cut "Venom".  All are now available to stream and download for the first…See More
16 hours ago
bosshogg posted discussions
yesterday
Editor's Pick updated an event
Thumbnail

GOLDEN ERA (Classic Hip Hop Night) with special guest DJ Kevvy Kev at Hello Stranger Bar, Oakland

November 14, 2019 at 9pm to November 15, 2019 at 1:30am
THURSDAY, DEC 12 True Skool presents GOLDEN ERA (2nd Thursdays) Classic Hip HopFeaturing  Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist@ Hello Stranger Bar, 1724 Broadway, Oakland 9pm til 2am | No cover!RSVP here:…See More
yesterday
Struc Supreme posted blog posts
yesterday
Editor's Pick updated an event
Thumbnail

Elevation feat. Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist @ Layover, Oakland (1st Fridays) at The Layover, Oakland, CA

December 6, 2019 at 10pm to December 7, 2019 at 2am
FRIDAY, DEC 6 True Skool & Layover present Elevation (1st Fridays)Elevating your mind, body and soul to new heights as you take a journey through musicWith your pilotRen the Vinyl Archaeologist (True Skool) @ The Layover, 1517 Frankin St, OaklandFREE before 9pm, $5…See More
yesterday
Albert Miller posted a blog post

The Legendary Quaine (@legendaryquaine) Teams Up With The CMG BOSS!

The legendary Quaine teams up with the CMG BOSS!  Quaine delivers a menacing hook, followed by a perfectly crafted depiction of street dealings on verse one. Powerful violin strings rain over a thunders bass line and Money machines as Yo Gotti gives us a stellar performance with conviction. CUT FLIP & MOVE feels like a long awaited return that delivered although it's…See More
Thursday
Editor's Pick posted videos
Thursday
Editor's Pick updated an event
Thumbnail

J Boog at The UC Theatre, Berkeley

December 31, 2019 from 8pm to 11pm
J BoogSiaosi, Bayonics, DJ Green BTue, December 31, 2019 Doors: 7 PM / Show: 8 PM $69.50The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall 2036 University Avenue Berkeley, CA, 94704>> BUY TICKETSSee More
Thursday

© 2019   Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service