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Police to Use Plastic Bullets on Rampaging Youth in Britain

Posted By admin On August 9, 2011 @ 8:26 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Kurt Nimmo
August 9, 2011

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stephen Kavanagh [1] said today the police will use baton rounds and plastic bullets if the vandalism in Britain continues. “Through the night the Commissioner did absolutely consider that as one of the tactics available to use, a tactic used if deemed necessary,” he said.

Report that plastic bullets may be used at 1:05 minute mark in above video.

The use of plastic bullets is usually considered one step below the introduction of live ammo [2].

The British pioneered the use of plastic bullets. They were beta tested in Northern Ireland where it was discovered they were lethal at close range. British security forces using the “non-lethal” projectiles killed fourteen people, including nine children. The extensive use of plastic bullets led to Emma Groves founding the United Campaign Against Plastic Bullets [3].

The state routinely introduces plastic bullets and other “non-lethal” ammunition against unruly crowds and protesters. They were used against protestors at anti-globalization protest in Quebec [4] in 2001 and authorized for G8 summit protests in Gleneagles, Scotland [5] in July 2005.

Baton rounds are bean bag, plastic or rubber bullets.

British police announced the use of plastic bullets after David Cameron called for more “robust” police action amid criticism from residents that looting mobs are not being challenged, according to the Daily Mail [6].

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[1] Stephen Kavanagh: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8691215/London-riots-police-prepare-to-use-plastic-bullets-if-violence-continues.html

[2] one step below the introduction of live ammo: http://peacemagazine.org/archive/v17n3p13.htm

[3] United Campaign Against Plastic Bullets: http://wn.com/United_Campaign_Against_Plastic_Bullets

[4] anti-globalization protest in Quebec: http://aprnonline.com/?p=75252

[5] G8 summit protests in Gleneagles, Scotland: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/32317

[6] Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2023984/London-riots-2011-Officers-use-plastic-bullets-quell-violence.html

[7] Image: http://www.prisonplanet.tv/

[8] Police will have the right to fire rubber bullets on student protesters as they prepare for huge London demonstration: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-will-have-the-right-to-fire-rubber-bullets-on-student-protesters-as-they-prepare-for-huge-london-demonstration.html

[9] Army wants rapid-fire rubber bullets for crowd control: http://www.prisonplanet.com/army-wants-rapid-fire-rubber-bullets-for-crowd-control.html

[10] Denver Police Use Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, Batons and Pepper Spray On Protesters: http://www.prisonplanet.com/denver-police-use-tear-gas-rubber-bullets-batons-and-pepper-spray-on-protesters.html

[11] Riot police fire rubber bullets at ravers on Hollywood Boulevard: http://www.prisonplanet.com/riot-police-fire-rubber-bullets-at-ravers-on-hollywood-boulevard.html

[12] The Numbers on Plastic Bottles: What do Plastic Recycling Symbols Mean?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-numbers-on-plastic-bottles-what-do-plastic-recycling-symbols-mean.html

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