Active denial works like a giant, open-air microwave oven, using a beam of electromagnetic radiation to heat the skin of its targets to 130 degrees and force anyone in its path to flee in pain — but without injury, officials insist, making it one of the few weapons in military history to be promoted as harmless to its targets.
The Pentagon claims that 11,000 tests on humans have resulted in but two cases of second-degree burns, a “safety” record that has put active denial at the forefront of an international arms-development effort involving an astonishing range of technologies: electrical weapons that shock and stun; laser weapons that cause dizziness or temporary blindness; acoustic weapons that deafen and nauseate; chemical weapons that irritate, incapacitate, or sedate; projectile weapons that knock down, bruise, and disable; and an assortment of nets, foams, and sprays that obstruct or immobilize.
“Non-lethal” is the Pentagon’s approved term for these weapons, but their manufacturers also use the terms “soft kill,” “less-lethal,” “limited effects,” “low collateral damage,” and “compliance.”
Indeed, as already deteriorating economic conditions in the United States took a sharp turn for the worse in September 2008, the Army Times reported that the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team was being redeployed from Iraq to the “homeland” with what one colonel called the “first ever nonlethal package that the Army has fielded,” and that “they may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control.” By 2011, according to Defense Department officials, 20,000 active-duty troops will be assigned to help state and local authorities respond to domestic crises.
The Soft Kill Solution
Active Denial System (ADS)
DOD "Non Lethal" Weapons Program
So, here we get into criminal use, terroristic police misuse and extreme ethical issues associated with the use of these weapons on the public in non-combat arenas.
My public testimony is that I was hit by an ADS six times at night while sleeping in Fernandina Beach FL. The perp was driving a green-colored Subaru type sedan. He had to rev up his engine severely as he approached my house with his weapon. I learned to run and move with stealth moves to avoid getting hit by this criminal (I have very good reasons to believe that the perp was either current or former police or military). They may also work for Jacksonville Infragard, who has been stalking me for almost two decades now.
After on bad night, I hid out in the back yard (wooded area) waiting for the perp to return. I won't disclose what I was going to do to him, but he would not soon forget it. Given that the perp had an infared gun (likely aimed at the house) he couldn't find me so he never traveled past my house. Later that same evening, a military chopper hovered over the house projecting silent sound technology sounds into the back yard. This was a government hit by currently employed cops or serving troops on a civilian target.
Two of these hits each lasted for hours as he would come back each time I fell asleep. How did he know what I was doing unless he also had infared imaging tech. Who has both of those things other than military or police?
Non-lethal huh? This was attempted murder.