While most injuries sustained by protestors still technically fall within the definition of outcomes for non-lethal devices, many were serious and could have been avoided. The common factor behind these injuries comes down to either a lack of training, or outright failure to follow safety guidelines.
As protests sweep the nation, we cannot ignore the calls by so many for real change. It’s clear as a society we are ready for non-lethal alternatives. Regardless of politics, we can all agree reliable and effective non-lethal options result in safer outcomes for everyone, saving precious lives.
As civil unrest sweeps the nation, many find themselves in the path of potential harm. At stake is not only the well being of protestors, police, and bystanders, but also public and private property. Understandably many are worried for the safety of themselves, their loved ones, and their homes and businesses.
While we cannot control the actions of others, we can take steps to protect our families and property.
“Stay Home, Stay Safe.” That’s been the advice we’ve all been given for weeks on end. And while staying at home is helping to flatten the curve, unfortunately it’s a scary prospect for millions around the globe. In the United States alone the NCBI estimates as many as 30% of adult women and 10% of children are exposed to domestic violence each year. For them, COVID-19 poses multiple risks.
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