The “Brown Note” is an infamous sonic weapon used on unruly crowds. Said weapon causes distress to the equilibrium, resulting in uncontrollable bowel movements. Mark Cohen, founder of re-Create 68, is worried that such tactics may be used at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
â€œI think these weapons were mostly intended for military use and so their use for dealing with innocent protesters seems highly inappropriate,â€ he said. â€œThe idea that they might be field testing them on people who are doing nothing more than exercising their first amendment rights is disturbing.â€
Brown Note was reportedly used in 2003 at free-trade agreement protests in Miami (a scene of which is pictured above). The whole concept is strange to me. I have a hard time believing that the Democratic Convention will turn into some sort of riot, especially considering that the party now has a candidate. But then again, I wouldn’t put anything past a pack of angry law enforcement officers.