US military police 'sought use of heat ray' to disperse White House protesters

Whistleblower testifies to House committee investigating use of force against BLM demonstrators in June

A military whistleblower has said federal officials sought some unusual crowd control devices, including a so-called heat ray, to disperse protesters outside the White House in June.

In written responses to questions from a House committee, the national guard major Adam DeMarco said the defence department’s lead military police officer for the national capital region sent an email asking if the Washington DC national guard possessed a long-range acoustic device used to transmit loud noises or an Active Denial System (ADS), the so-called heat ray.

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