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Police consider new non-lethal weapons

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The Police Force Triple Defender, now sold by Street Wise Security Products The Police Force Triple Defender, now sold by Street Wise Security Products
KHQ.com - Police departments nationwide are considering a new line of weapons, that don't take lives. Officers everywhere are under pressure because of scrutiny over police shootings that have led to deaths of unarmed people. 

Cue the Police Force Triple Defender. Street Wise Security Products, the company that sells it, says it's a new non-lethal weapon that's designed specifically not to kill you. Instead, it can blind you with pepper gas, shock you with a stun gun, and then disorient you with a strobe light. 

The same concerns over police brutality has led Ferguson Police to currently explore a device that will diminish the force of a bullet. "The Alternative" is basically a small metal ball that is clipped on the end of a gun. 

When the gun is discharged, the bullet embeds itself into the ball as it hurtles towards the target and helps lessen the bullet's impact. The person the officer is shooting probably won't be killed by the gun, but they'll definitely get hurt. 

Critics say non-lethal weapons will put the officers' lives in danger, but supporters say it's a way to cut down on the number of deaths at the hands of police.

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