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NYPD Triples the Strength of Their Pepper Spray Because the Old Stuff Didn’t Hurt Enough

New York, NY – Only in the twisted minds of NYPD officials would “more powerful weapons” be a solution to prevent their officers from killing people. Sadly, this is no joke. The NYPD recently announced that they are planning to stock more powerful and potent pepper spray, and they actually claim that this would be intended to prevent police from shooting people.

The potency that has been used by the NYPD and other departments previously is already highly dangerous with a concentration of just .21% capsaicinoids. The new spray will be concentrated at .67% which will undoubtedly be more dangerous and far more painful. The NYPD has already begun rolling out the new concentration and has equipped over 19,000 officers with the new mixture.

NYPD Deputy Chief Edward Mullen claimed in an interview with the Daily News that a higher concentrated pepper spray would help officers subdue unruly suspects more easily.

“A more effective pepper spray can help reduce the amount of force needed to gain control of a suspect or emotionally disturbed person,” Mullen said.

Mullen also noted that NYPD officers have been learning to use pepper spray less, claiming that NYPD officers only used pepper spray 284 times, which is down from 337 the year before.

However, this attitude places all of the responsibility on the suspect and none on the officer. In most cases where officers shoot at people, they are not actually in danger but are in pursuit of a suspect who might get away. Officers would rather take a shot at someone who is running, than let them escape and avoid a drug charge and that is where the problem lies, not in the officers ability to “take down” a suspect.

The new plan to stock high potency pepper spray has been opposed unanimously by activists and human rights organizations.

“Given that excessive force is all too common in the NYPD, we are concerned about officers having more powerful pepper spray,” Christopher Dunn, associate director of the New York Civil Liberties Union said.

Lawyer Ron Kuby supported these statements, pointing out that, “It’s not properly used, and it’s deployed somewhat promiscuously at people the cops don’t like.”

Joshua Moskovitz, another lawyer who represents many activists said, “I’m sure there are occurrences where pepper spray is useful and has been used in an appropriate manner. I’ve only seen it in a way that exacerbates the situation.”

This is not just an issue in New York either – over the years, departments across the country have been making their pepper spray more intense. The strongest pepper spray in the country is used by the Suffolk County Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Boston Police Department, each of them using a pepper spray with a potency of 1.33%.

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    • Because they have enough and will hopefully phase them out over time to prevent the new Preamble to the Constitution from triggering the anticipated war.

  • Agree…wtf?! Seriously in this day and age there are so many great non lethal and minimal hurting weapons put there…I truly can not understand why our police are bot using these alternative weapons and practices of how to treat people.

    • Sadistic bastards is why. Its how they get their kicks now.

  • Pick your poison. If the pepper spray isn’t working, one of two things need to happen. 1. Stronger spray. 2. Bullets. You pick.

    • With some luck they will start with bullets for you.

    • Law enforcement deserve a way to protect themselves, just like anybody else. Lucky for me, i keep it legal. What do you suggest? Deescalation with nursery rhymes and saying pretty please; with cherries on top?

    • Pretty sure their duty is to protect the people first….isn’t that why they’re SUPPOSED to be brave…hero types.

    • Actually Mary, the court has ruled that they have no obligation to protect you or anyone else BUT THEMSELVES.

      Their gadgets and sprays and weapons are for their personal protection.

    • Mary Quick aaaand you’re wrong.

    • This is why we need open season on all LEOs. Enough is enough.

    • The only thing law enforcement deserves, is a burial in a shallow grave in a cardboard box.

    • I agree with you Nick Hardy. The police are in the position to make the judgment call in order to protect citizens. What options do they have to protect themselves?.. Guns or pepper spray. Until nagging citizens step up to put their lives on the line, I say they keep their mouths shut. Heroes are commended for fighting the wars overseas, but why aren’t the heroes recognized for fighting the wars on our streets? (Rhetorical question)

    • Protected from what?? Cigarette sales, 12 yr Olds with toy guns?

  • What exactly is the laws being enforced?

  • Where the hell did we go wrong? Why is shit like this happening and absolutely nothing is being done about it. Bullshit

  • That’s called O.C

  • Until Law Enforcement realizes that people are human beings worthy of respect no matter what color they are, and no matter what they’re being arrested for……..until the time comes where Law Enforcement realizes that they are NOT above the law, there will always be martyrs like Chris Dorner. People are tired of sitting idly by watching their sons and daughters, their mothers and fathers being gunned down in the streets by the very people who’re supposed to be protecting them!

  • Two words – Bear Spray.

  • Another way for the bad cops to abuse people. “don’t worry it won’t kill you”

  • It’s sad when the World wants to take it up a notch when theres nowhere else to go.

  • Not even allowed to be used during war, but is allowed to be used on its own citizens. Classified as chemical warfare. Known to cause injury and death.

  • amerika’s in a very bad place, and will probably not survive

  • whatever they do to the public lets hope that it doesn’t get done to them or their families. Not everyone can be sadist like they are there

  • wait,wut?are you out to permanently blind people?cuz the old stuff worked well enough for that! FFS!

  • Wtf , if you get sprayed with this and it does that kind of damage , well then sue for millions 🙂 fuckinf pigs are such pussies

  • It would be a wonderful time for black-market arms dealers. Necessity and profit collide.

  • I have found the reason…Apparently they NEED stronger stuff because people are becoming immune to the heavy stuff.

  • Because Sadists.

  • Even tho pepper spray is outlawed by the Geneva convention for use in combat but sure lets use it on our citizens…seems legit

    • I thought that was tear gas outlawed in combat. Is it both? Either way..it’s a sick shame we can’t seem to see our system is a pos.

    • Both of them. Your right

  • Fk police! Tell me if you can, how many of you believe .this is turning in to a military controlled country. Maybe I’m looking at. ,this wrong .Please share the light for me or turn it off.I am ready for what ever comes.ARE YOU.!!!!

  • Why can’t we spray them with it, see how they like it.

  • The American People get what they deserve….its part of the bill for your fucking ignorance!

  • disgusting

  • They should just hire people with triple digit IQs

  • They don’t need guns

  • Well i hope they have to try it on themselves first

  • Sorry, but this is why it’s better to shoot a cop then allow yourself to be subjected to great bodily harm.

  • Is this for real

  • You cops are fucking pussies, you really need that. Gazers, clubs fists,guns, dogs radios, cell phones, cameras. Come on, grow a pair of balls, that may cause permanent damage and the user of that pepper spray must pay the consequence.

  • why don’t they just put some napalm or uranium in it so they can satisfy their fucking hunger for violence and pain.. smh

  • How reasurring

  • Sickening

  • Pepper spray is not legal in international convention

  • Shouldn’t resist them

  • They should test on themselves in the groin. Maybe they’ll finally grow a pair.


  • Fucking Nazi scumbags.