U.S. Army released a document detailing how to handle “full scale riots” within the United States. This includes when it is permissible to use lethal force on unarmed, rowdy demonstrators.
This comes at a time when our nation is torn between the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and trust in the American government is at an all time low. A recent gallup poll shows that only 7% approve of the job congress is doing.
The document clearly details use within the “continental United States (CONUS)” in the event of “unruly and violent crowds” where it is “necessary to quell riots and restore public order.”
The document suggests a soldier should target anyone the individual deems a “Leader” and a “troublemaker” with lethal force including ” unarmed Civilians.
Another graphic shows “escalation of trauma” and gives directions on how to use “riot batons” to hurt or kill protesters.