Government Use of Tear Gas Is Illegal in War. It Should Be Illegal Here, Too. American Civil Liberties Union
The chemical agent is outlawed in international warfare but used regularly by police here at home. This piece originally appeared at The Washington Post’s PostEverything. Pictures of migrant women and children fleeing in panic as tear gas canisters were fired at them by U.S. border agents this week shocked many Americans, but the Trump administration praised the Border Patrol for responding “admirably and responsibly” in deploying the “accepted use of nonlethal force.” But using tear…
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