US law enforcement request a 'heat ray' to clear protesters, National Guard Major claims

US law enforcement request a 'heat ray' to clear protesters, National Guard Major claims

Federal officials in America sought to acquire a heat ray and accumulated approximately 7,000 rounds of ammunition before clearing a peaceful protest in Lafayette Square in Washington DC, according to an Army National Guard Major who was there. Major Adam DeMarco penned his claims in a letter to the House of Representatives in August in response to follow-up questions he was asked after testifying before the House Committee on Natural Resources in June. The requests for a heat ray were made as local law enforcement sought to clear protesters gathered in Lafayette Square following the death of George Floyd. President Trump had ordered the crowds to be cleared so he could conduct a photo op holding a bible outside a nearby church. During the shoot, he declared himself the “law and order President”. The contents of the letter were first reported by NPR in America. In the letter, Major DeMarco says that the Defense Department's head military police officer for the National Capitol Region emailed him to ask if the DC National Guard was in possession of “the Active Denial System” (ADS).
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