LA Sherriff Dept.’s new sonic blaster

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Defense Tech writes about LA Sherriff Dept.’s new sonic blaster.

Since the early part of last year, U.S. soldiers and marines have been experimenting with a series of sonic blasters in Iraq. The Long Range Acoustic Devices, or “LRADs,” can broadcast messages hundreds of yards away — or be ear-splittingly loud at close range. The New York Police Department also had the devices at the ready during the Republican National Convention, although it’s unclear whether the LRADs were actually used or not.

Last week, the L.A. Sheriff’s Department tested out an acoustic transmitter that makes earlier models look like “childrens’ toys” in comparison, LASD Commander Sid Heal, a world-renowned expert in non-lethal weaponry, tells Defense Tech.

I’m fairly certain my new neighbors already have one of these and have been attacking the entire neighborhood with Cheeseburger in Paradise for weeks. [via Boing Boing]

One Reply to “LA Sherriff Dept.’s new sonic blaster”

  1. You should blast a loop of the same song that a friend of Artie Lange’s did as retaliation: “Artie told a story about a friend he had who would leave an audio clip loop of a Crosby Stills and Nash song (Sweet Judy Blue Eyes) that had a really annoying clip. He was annoyed by his neighbors so he left it running for 2 weeks straight while he went on vacation. The neighbors had to call the cops to come in and put a stop to it.”

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