What a shame that the city of Denver had to go and tell the American Criminal Liberties Union this:
Denver city officials on Wednesday sought to set to rest rumors about police equipment for the Democratic National Convention, saying they would not be buying devices that would incapacitate unruly protesters with sound waves or other out-of-the-ordinary technology, The (Denver) Rocky Mountain News reported Thursday.
Rumors had circulated that the city was interested in buying a system that, using sound waves, could cause people to lose control of their bowels. Because of the intended use of the system, it has been dubbed as the “brown note” in some corners.
But why are the Denver Police telling the Advanced Crime Litigious Union this information? Well, even before the convention this bunch is just expecting that somebody’s civil liberties will be trampled and they are planning on pre-suing the city for some unspecified reason:
The paper reported that the city provided to the American Civil Liberties Union an accounting of its secretive security plans for the August convention as part of a deal to delay a lawsuit against the city; the ACLU sued the city in May to pry more information about the $18 million plans to beef up security following protesters’ concerns.
Extortion – what a wonderful concept. Funny how the ACLU gets to pre-sue just based on their expectations.