• Federal officers stockpiled semi-automatic rifles and tried to obtain a controversial 'heat ray' ahead of tear-gassing protesters for Trump's photo-op, a whistleblower says

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Members of the DC National Guard, U.S. Park Police and U.S. Secret Service watch from Lafayette Park as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd on June 2, 2020.
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    Federal law enforcement officers stocked up on semi-automatic rifles hours before forcefully clearing protesters from Lafayette Square in Washington, DC, according to whistleblower testimony obtained by The Washington Post .
    Officers also unsuccessfully sought to obtain a controversial "heat ray" that can cause second-degree burns, according to the testimony, which was submitted to lawmakers by a...
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