Philadelphia deploys sonic weapons to harass loitering teenagers. Why do we allow government to do this to citizens? It is fundamentally wrong to direct noise at young people.
Weaponized music? Yes, U.S. interrogators used loud music to break detainees wills by causing distress and disorientation, while crowding out their thoughts.
Sound waves might damage soldiers’ brains. Not surprising given that animal studies report structural, genetic, and biochemical changes to brains exposed to loud noise.
Judge denies NYPD’s motion to dismiss sound cannon lawsuit. Plaintiffs allege exposure to LRAD noise triggered migraines, dizziness, and more.
When is noise a weapon? Judge rules sound emitted by long range acoustic device used by NYPD “could be considered a form of force.”