Here's Who Profits From The Ferguson Riots

As Smedley Butler famously wrote "War is a racket," and despite those words being said 80 years ago, the last few weeks of violence in Ferguson have shown him correct as at least two firms have benefitted greatly. As Truthout reports, the majority of the munitions being used by police against protesters are made by Combined Systems or by the Defense Technology brand of the Safariland Group. The following map explores the owners and executives of these companies...

 

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Analysis of less-lethal weapons deployed against residents of Ferguson, Missouri reveals that police are using decades-old tear gas and riot control agents that may pose health risks to the community.

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