All posts by Keegan Stephan

Writer, Artist, Activist & Organizer in NYC

Protesters Sue NYPD Over Use Of Potentially Deafening LRAD Sound Weapon

Originally published in Gothamist. On the night of December 4th, 2014, demonstrators filled the streets in protest of the grand jury’s failure to indict Daniel Pantaleo for killing Eric Garner. Anika Edrei, Shay Horse, James Craven, Keegan Stephan, and Michael Nusbaum were among the crowd, and were in range when members of the NYPD began firing a Long Range Acoustic Device, also known as an LRAD, which aims a piercing noise at anyone within its focused cone of sound.

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Protester claims cop noise cannon caused him partial hearing loss

Originally Published in the Daily News. The police department’s use of noise cannons to disperse demonstrators in an Eric Garner protest two years ago was a violation of the protesters’ federal civil rights and amounted to outright assault and battery, lawyers contend in a new federal civil rights lawsuit filed late Thursday in Manhattan.

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