Over the years, frustration, anger, and frustration over police brutality and systemic racism have led to widespread protests in America and around the world, led by the recent death of a black man, George Floyd, by a white police officer. An officer at Minneapolis on May 25th. As the riots spread, U.S. law enforcement fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters as a way to control “non-lethal” civilians, but a 2017 study published at the BMJ Open found that rubber bullets can sometimes match live ammunition Deadly. Also known as “speed impact effects” or “sticks rounds”, rubber bullets are meant to cause pain but not serious injuries with collisions, friction, and expected injuries, including hematomas, but a detailed analysis reveals that this does not happen often.
Police fired rubber bullets at protesters, but the logic is the study of the non-violent protests and riots in the reports as evidence that’s important to be able to change lives and even fatal injury. The study analyzed 1,984 rubber bullet injuries, showing that 300 people were injured, permanently disabled and 53 died.
“When they are expelled at close range, the types of fatalities and injuries of different types [kinetic impact projectiles] are like live ammunition. It cannot be used safely against people.”Michelle Heisler, a medical professor in Michigan and medical director of Human Rights for Physicians, told Inverse, “Blunt trauma can be as fatal as an intrusion trauma.”
Police indicate that the guidelines should be fired rubber bullets on protesters near the back of the hand gets hurt from bullets, but Black Lives matter demonstrations saw protesters firing bullets were fired directly into the head and neck. Reports of injuries from recent protests include pieces of the eye that have been torn to pieces, resulting in several cases involving journalists and members of the public who have suffered direct eye damage from rubber bullet injuries. Even indirect bullets have become such a significant threat that it is impossible to predict where they will return. Direct shots do not require the full force of damage from the destruction of delicate areas of the face and body, such as the eyes, mouth, and groin, and indirect shots have injured and even killed people in the past.