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Pepper spray or "Oleoresin Capsicum", OC - at Wikipedia

Pepper spray or "Oleoresin Capsicum", OC -  at Wikipedia | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Pepper spray, also known as OC spray (from "Oleoresin Capsicum"), OC gas, and capsicum spray, is a lachrymatory agent (a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and even temporary blindness) that is used in riot control, crowd control and personal self-defense, including defense against dogs and bears.[1][2] Its inflammatory effects cause the eyes to close, taking away vision. This temporary blindness allows officers to more easily restrain subjects and permits persons using pepper spray for self-defense an opportunity to escape.
Although considered a less-than-lethal agent, it has been deadly in rare cases, and concerns have been raised about a number of deaths where being pepper sprayed may have been a contributing factor.[3]

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MORATORIUM ON POLICE USE OF PEPPER SPRAY

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While the DOJ has established protocols for use of LETHAL force, they have NOT done so for the onerous classification of "LESS-LETHAL weapons (Pepper...
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