Officials explored ‘heat ray’ device to clear DC’s Lafayette Square: whistleblower

Defense officials explored the use of “heat rays” and other extreme crowd-control tools hours before violently clearing out protesters from Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., this June, a whistleblower told The Washington Post.

The federal forces had allegedly hoarded ammunition and searched for a military device, known as an Active Denial System, that emits invisible rays to make those nearby feel like their skin is burning.

Officers ultimately deployed tear gas, stun grenades and…

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