Get the facts on tear gas
I’m surprised to see that law enforcement was awarded the cash for riot gear (“Three and a half months after first request, Hudson County law enforcement agencies will get tear gas”). But more surprised to see a member of the public being quoted as saying “tear gas is banned under the Geneva Convention.”
It is not.
And he is mistaken in his assumption that it pertains to protests of the nature we have been experiencing. He might want to review the document in its entirety starting with “Basic Rules of International Humanitarian law in Armed Conflicts,” which this is not classified, and “Protection of Civilian Persons and Populations in Time of War,” which we are not.
Kenneth Keane, Eatontown, formerly of Jersey City
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