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Time for the first #realtalk thread of the night! Let's talk #lesslethalweapons. ~16 years ago these were often referred to as #nonlethal, before #victoriasnelgrove was shot in the eye and killed during celebrations after #redsox won game 7 in 2004. wbur.org/news/2014/10/2…
#lesslethalweapons have been around for a long time, but surprising as it may be, they weren't used first in the United States, but most notably in Northern Ireland to quell "nationalist riots" during #thetroubles bbc.com/news/uk-northe…
it wasn't until after the LA Riots in 1992 that #rubberbullets were more widely used in the US, quickly becoming common. So-called "knee-knockers" were used during 3 events in LA over the last half of 1992 latimes.com/archives/la-xp… #lesslethalweapons #pdxprotest #blacklivesmatter
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Cú Chulainn is believed to be an incarnation of the god #Lugh, who is also his father! His mother is the mortal Deichtine, sister of Conchobar mac Nessa, the King of #Ulster who ruled from #NavanFort near #Armagh. #CúChulainn #Irishmyths #Irishlegends #FolkloreThursday
Born Sétanta, Cú Chulainn gained his name as a child, after killing Culann's fierce guard-dog in self-defence & offered to take its place until a replacement could be reared! Used a standing stone or by driving a sliotar down its throat with his hurley! #FolkloreThursday
Cathbad the druid announced one day that anyone who drew arms would have everlasting fame! So Cú Chulainn only 7 years old, asked for arms! But Cathbad grieved because he had not finished his prophecy-the warrior who took arms that day would have a short life! #FolkloreThursday
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