Kevin McCoy, USA TODAY

Less-Lethal Weapons Blind, Maim and Kill. Victims Say Enough Is Enough.

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Time and again over the past two decades, peace officers have targeted demonstrators with munitions designed only to stun and stop. Protests this year in reaction to George Floyd’s death in police custody have reignited a controversy surrounding their use.

Fractured Skulls, Lost Eyes: Police Often Break Own Rules Using ‘Rubber Bullets’

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Around the country, police responded to protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death by shooting “less lethal” projectiles, which can seriously hurt and kill. In a joint investigation, KHN and USA TODAY found some officers appear to have violated their department’s own rules when they fired.