Ferguson Police Test Nonlethal Weaponry

In light of the psychopathic thug Michael Brown getting himself shot by assaulting a police officer, authorities are taking steps to ensure this never happens again. I’m referring not the assault on the officer of course, but to the shooting of the assailant:

Ferguson police are testing less-than-lethal devices that will fit on their handguns and transfer energy from a normally lethal bullet to a slower moving, larger ball that will hurt but not kill suspects.

This Barney Fife–worthy device is called “The Alternative.”

According to The Washington Post, “The Alternative” positions a ping-pong size orange ball just in front of the end of a handgun’s barrel. When an officer fires the gun, the bullet lodges in the ball and launches it at the suspect, moving fast enough to knock the suspect down, but not kill him or her. …

The device has to be snapped onto the gun before it [can] be used. For this reason, former Springfield, Missouri, Police Major Steve Ijames says the device “exposes police officers to greater risk.” He said officers will have to take time to retrieve “The Alternative” from their belts and snap it on before firing.

With a 6’4″, 210-lb “teen” like Michael Brown making a bid to acquire street cred by bashing your head in, time is one thing you will not have as a cop trying to impose order in a zoo like Ferguson. But that’s okay. Police officers are expendable. It’s welfare-bred hoodlums that our liberal rulers regard as sacred.

Since even “The Alternative” could be used to oppress criminals, it is unlikely to satisfy Obama, Sharpton, Holder, et al. Maybe the Ferguson Police should equip officers with these instead:


On a tip from Rob E. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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