Hands Up…Don’t Stink!

Anyone who has been paying attention to the news will already know that strife and trouble has erupted all over the US because of certain police shootings. In the wake of many of these shootings, riots have occurred and, regardless of what locals may believe about police behavior, it is the police who have to maintain law and order during these often violent events. So, what can the police do when it comes to crowd control?

In the past, many devices have used. From tear gas to water hoses, plastic bullets and smoke grenades, all have been used at one time or another. Now, a new weapon may be on the horizon…a new type of stink bomb. The name of this new stink bomb? Skunk. Skunk is not new to service; is has been used in Israel for several years now, but it is only now coming to the US for use by military and law enforcement.

Stink BombAccording to those who have experienced the odor emitted from this special stink bomb, it is similar to unwashed socks, combined with rotten meat and sewage. The goal, when using this device, is to break up crowds (rioters or insurgents, it does not matter). Because the odor lingers for a while, those driven away are not likely to regroup in the same area.

Those who are exposed to the noxious spray will also take the odor with them and it will remain on them for a few days. This may sound cruel, but it can be used by law enforcement to detect a person who was in a particular area. There is, however, a secret soap that will remove the odor.

The company that manufactures Skunk (Odortec) reports that there are no ill effects to being exposed, other than smelling like crap for a few days. Clothing is fine after it is washed. The chemical is biodegradable and water-based, and can be fired from any type of device that can spray water.

Disclaimer: The content in this article is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the policies or opinions of US Patriot Tactical.

Robert Partain

Robert Partain

Robert Partain has been a professional writer for over 25 years. He spent ten years on active duty in the Army working as a medic and training NCO. While he covers any topic associated with military life, he specializes in writing about legislation that can affect active duty service members and veterans. Robert currently lives in the small town of Arab, Alabama.
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