Tear gas is banned for use in warfare by the Geneva Convention. It's allowed, however, to be used by police as "domestic riot control", as seen in protests in Turkey, Bahrain, and now Ferguson, Missouri. Here's what you need to know about tear gas: What it is, and what it does to the human body.
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Fights have reportedly broken out between hundreds of fanboys and scalpers lined up outside Beijing's main Apple store for the Chinese launch of the iPhone 4S. The crowd started shouting "LIARS!", eggs were pelted, and the SWAT team were called to bring the situation under control. And here we were thinking that the midnight launches we have here in Australia were crazy.
Paranoid about future unrest after this summer's riots in the UK, the British went and developed a laser rifle which can project a wall of light and temporarily blind a pack of rioters.
While the behaviour of riot police may not have become any more sophisticated since they were cracking skulls during the '60s, their equipment has.
Not only do they keep screwing their technology and products, but RIM executives seem determined to burn the company down. Last week, two execs got so drunk and crazy that a China-bound plane had to return to Canada.
It's Polish Independence Day, and like in any other country, the youngins love celebrating their country's liberty by destroying parts of it. "Youths" butted heads with (and threw things at) riot cops in Warsaw. Check out the view from above.
If you're rioting/looting/celebrating the victory of your local footy squad, and you see a cop with one of these — run in the opposite direction. The Crowd Buster is well-named, firing 20 litres of pepper spray up to 45m.
British leadership has realised that banning citizens from using certain websites will not fix rioting, The Guardian reports. Accordingly, they're ditching their ill-conceived, ill-advised proposal to block suspected rioters from Twitter, Facebook, BBM, and other equally stupid, pretend security measures.