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Kansas City Police Department Pepper Spray At Westport July 6 2014

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Kansas City Police Department use chemical agent to clear Westport Entertainment District at Broadway & Westport Rd in Kansas City, Missouri. Although most often associated with civilian police forces, tear gas and pepper spray still play a role with the U.S. military – primarily with the U.S. Marine Corps – which uses the non-lethal agents to help with riot and crowd control. Marines are also trained on how to use tear gas and pepper spray for self-defense, either against and quite often peaceful assembly of US Citizens in public spaces deemed private property after police imposed curfew. The U.S. Army concluded in a 1993 report that exposure to pepper spray and tear gas may lead to serious problems such as cancer and heart disease, these agents continue to be used. Tear gas and pepper spray are comprised of different compounds. The active ingredient in tear gas is the chemical 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile. Pepper spray is derived from chili plants. However, both agents are similar in that they irritate people’s eyes and cause them to water or tear-up. Excessive exposure to pepper spray can cause temporary blindness in some people. Exposure to tear gas and pepper spray is painful and uncomfortable, and it often causes people to run away from it. Tear gas and pepper spray are most often used to break-up crowds and riots. Militaries around the world regularly use the agents in combat zones and trouble spots such as Iraq, Afghanistan, North Ireland, Israel and Cyprus, Ferguson and Kansas City Missouri. Tear gas and pepper spray have been the subject of controversy as they are often used by Missouri National Guard Soldiers against civilian populations in Ferguson and Kansas City during reactionary moments of civil unrest. Missouri Police departments since 1968, have escalated crowds to riot in order to circumvent the spread of a populous uprising, usually by rumors of arson, rape and even murder in concert with main street media