pepper spray


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pepper spray

A chemical derived from chili peppers (capsaicin) that irritates the eyes, mucous membranes, and bronchi. It is commonly used by law enforcement personnel against individuals to help subdue and apprehend them.
See also: spray
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The purpose of the contamination-and-fight drills was to help Soldiers better understand the effects of the pepper spray and to teach them how to react in case they are accidentally contaminated.
The NIJ report's author notes that even with these new studies, it is very difficult to prove a negative--that pepper spray wasn't or couldn't be a contributing factor in death.
Oleoresin Capsicum is the key ingredient in what is commonly known as pepper spray. It was designed in 1978 by William Pounds as a potential deterrent to aggressive bears, particularly grizzly bears.
EDNEY: In your years of teaching, have you ever run into a situation where you would say that pepper spray was misused or overused ?
Then you also have a group made up of parents buying pepper spray for their college-age daughters."
"We received two reports on similar attacks with pepper spray last week, but the attackers were nabbed and referred to the bodies concerned for legal action."
Critics explained that no hotel would allow a guest to bring in pepper spray with them, meaning that the show's producers provided him with it before they started shooting.
He was approached by another man who had pepper spray, and demanded the victim hand over his dog.
"I have asked for pepper spray, to give the staff the confidence to walk those landings but was turned down flat."
A YOUNG man involved in a row at a kebab shop produced a police-style pepper spray - and sprayed it into the eyes of a member of sta[euro].
A MAN caught carrying a pepper spray in the Black Country because it was legal to have the prohibited weapon in his own country has avoided spending time behind bars.