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How to Protest, With Activists L.A. Kauffman and Charlene Carruthers

What are our rights when it comes to protesting? How do we protest safely and effectively during this pandemic? We answer these questions and more this week with help from activists L.A. Kauffman and Charlene Carruthers. L.A. is a veteran grassroots organizer with over 35 years of experience in political activism and…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Build a DIY Sound Cannon Shield

In recent weeks, police departments across the country have used so-called “sound cannons” to control and disperse crowds of protestors. Officially known as Long Range Acoustic Devices, or LRADs, these speakers are essentially sound-based weapons that allow law enforcement to broadcast high-frequency audio at a…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How Do Police Departments’ ‘Acoustic Weapons’ Work?

In recent weeks, acoustic weapons like flash bang grenades and sound cannons have come to new prominence in the public consciousness thanks to their inclusion in the arsenal of weapons used by police against protesters. Flashbang grenades, also called stun grenades, are explosive devices that emit an extremely loud…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Blur Faces and Remove Metadata From iPhone Photos With This Shortcut

As demonstrations against police brutality and racial injustice continue around the country, apps that blur faces and delete metadata have become a necessary part of any protester’s tool set. Such apps prevent unwanted surveillance and tracking of those in the images and the photographers snapping the shots.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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‘Less Lethal’ Police Weapons, Explained

These past few weeks, we’ve seen countless examples of ‘less lethal’ police weapons being used against protesters, including rubber bullets, bean bag rounds and sponge grenades. Although these weapons—which all have names that make them sound like toys—are certainly less lethal than traditional bullets, they can still…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How Are Protests in Your City Handling Coronavirus Safety?

While protesting is essential in a democracy—a hack, you might say, for making your voice heard between elections—any large gathering carries a risk of COVID-19 transmission. But there are ways to reduce that risk, and many protesters have been organizing with those measures in mind. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How Do Corporations’ Statements on Police Brutality Match Up With Their Political Donations?

We can never truly know what is in the hearts of corporations and their CEOs. Do they mean what they say when they make very pretty statements about diversity and inclusion and their grief about George Floyd’s death? Or is it empty rhetoric? How can we tell the difference? Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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