Protesters Warn Tampa City Leaders, LRAD, “This will not deescalate tensions in our city, it will worsen them”

July 4, 2020

By: Staff Report

TAMPA, Fla.- Protesters took to social media this morning to warn Tampa city leaders, that things will get worse. Protesters have been posting that the use of Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD), against protesters will escalate the tensions in Tampa.

The Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) is an acoustic hailing device and sonic weapon developed by LRAD Corporation to send messages and warning tones over longer distances or at a higher volume than normal loudspeakers. LRAD systems are used for long-range communications in a variety of applications[2] including as a means of non-lethal, non-kinetic crowd control.

LRAD systems are used by law enforcement, government, and defense agencies, as well as maritime and commercial security companies, to broadcast audible notifications and warnings over distance. LRAD systems are also used to deter wildlife from airport runways, wind and solar farms, nuclear power facilities, gas and oil platforms, mining and agricultural operations, and industrial plants.

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