Brown Note in Denver?

06.14.08 | Comment?

Could this be the “brown note” weapon? NOT!
Could this be the brown note weapon? Not!

Via Fox News: (never thought I’d write those words in this blog…)

Political activists planning protest rallies at the upcoming Democratic Convention in Denver have their stomachs in knots over a rumor about a crowd control weapon – known as the “crap cannon” – that might be unleashed against them.

Also called “Brown Note,” it is believed to be an infrasound frequency that debilitates a person by making them defecate involuntarily.

Mark Cohen, co-founder of Re-create 68, an alliance of local activists working for the protection of first amendment rights, said he believes this could be deployed at the convention in August to subdue crowds.

“We know this weapon and weapons like it have been used at other large protests before,” he said.

Now, if you watch Mythbusters you know this is pure, well, crap. There is absolutely zero evidence that such a system would work, if it even existed. While the story is horse hockey, the more disturbing aspect of it is the comments, 12 pages of hate and ignorance. Just when I have a breakthrough and begin to believe in the general good nature of humans, I see stuff like that and get grumpy again…Oh well.

HT: Dan

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