April 30, 2015 6:00 pm -


They’re commonly called stink bombs.

It’s called Skunk, a type of “malodorant,” or in plainer language, a foul-smelling liquid. Technically nontoxic but incredibly disgusting, it has been described as a cross between “dead animal and human excrement.” Untreated, the smell lingers for weeks.

The Israeli Defense Forces developed Skunk in 2008 as a crowd-control weapon for use against Palestinians. Now Mistral, a company out of Bethesda, Maryland, is providing it to police departments in the United States, including the Ferguson PD.

Skunk is composed of a combination of baking soda and amino acids, Mistral program manager Stephen Rust said at the National Defense Industrial Association’s Armament Systems Forum on April 20. “You can drink it, but you wouldn’t want to,” said Rust, a retired U.S. Army project manager.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

20 responses to Cops Loading Controversial Chemical Weapons For Future Riots

  1. Khary A April 30th, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Hmmm a Couple of things.

    1. Great! I thought that we already had a controversial weapon for riot control already in place…it’s called blatant disregard for human life mixed with a dash of firearms…but yeah now people will reek too. I guess that’s better?

    2. Awesome, we’re taking a page from Israel on how to manage a disenfranchised minority. I guess I’ll get my shanty spot picked out now.

    3. What makes you think that cops will actually use this thing effectively…Some police can’t even figure out which weapon they are pulling on us. I mean they have so many already why not give them one more. I know how about a gun that shoots homing dildos so when we invariably get F*&ked in the @$$ we can really get the whole experience down…for posterity and all.

    • Roctuna April 30th, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      “Homing dildos”! Don’t give them any ideas. You saw that story about the guided bullet didn’t you? Israel certainly is the last place we should be emulating. Since pepper spray in the eyes is the usual protocol, I guess Skunk up the nose will be preferred delivery.

      • Khary A May 1st, 2015 at 10:08 am

        They can build it, they have the technology…

        *Cue 6 million dollar man music*

        lit visuals of legs slow motion running down the street, A cop chasing a
        person for some undisclosed reason. The cop pulls his gun takes a bead
        on the “perps” posterior, there’s a flash. Camera pans up and then a
        surprised anguished look on his face.

        aaaaaand scene

        The image is from a movie called Karateci Kiz, reportedly the inspiration for Kill Bill

    • Gina April 30th, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      Can I please lol at #3?

    • Carla Akins April 30th, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Ah geez, the visual!

  2. lynchie April 30th, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    A great opportunity for the MIC to try out some new methods of crowd control, keeping the citizens contained and the 1% happy. No wonder the police know nothing will ever be done about their use of deadly force.

  3. tracey marie April 30th, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Why, just why! Instead of retraining and learning to be normal reasonable adults the cops are choosing to go even more militant. When one dies I will not mourn

    • allison1050 April 30th, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      ’cause the boyz in blue are the 1st line of defense for the 1%.

      • trees May 1st, 2015 at 6:15 pm

        Who do you intend to call when a criminal is engaging you?

  4. Suzanne McFly April 30th, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    They are making it like skunk smell is bad?

  5. StoneyCurtisll April 30th, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I love the smell of “skunk weed”..
    Bring it on~!

  6. mea_mark April 30th, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    What happens when the protesters one up the cops with their own chemical weapons? Escalation is the dumbest thing the cops can do right now. I guess that says alot about the people in law enforcement now-a-days.

    • fahvel May 1st, 2015 at 3:46 am

      they are a terrified group of under educated under trained folks whose sole sense of being is the power of their weapons.

    • trees May 1st, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      What happens when criminals act like criminals?

      Peaceful civil protest is not bringing “chemical weapons”, you bring weapons you’re not “protesting”.

      You do get that, right?

  7. Foundryman April 30th, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    I really don’t have a problem with the police using nonlethal methods to arrest or control crowds or dispel riots. It’s when they beat, push, kick, stomp or shoot or allow a dog to bite someone that intentionally causes harm is what I’m against.
    Spraying looters with a non-harmful chemical that makes them smell like a skunk for several days, sounds like a good plan.

  8. fancypants April 30th, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    more chemical weapons for our citizens instead of better paying / more jobs ?
    BRAVO our tax $$$$$$ well spent !

  9. trees May 1st, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Yep, you will have two choices.

    Engage in civil obedience while demonstrating, and be allowed to demonstrate.


    Riot instead, and get engulfed in something so foul and nauseous that you’ll wish you were never born.

    Act nicely and you will be treated fairly.

    Act with belligerence and you will be treated fairly.

    Works for me.

  10. trees May 1st, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    controversial chemical weapons

    Nontoxic, crowd control agent. Designed to disperse and diffuse volatility.

    Which would you prefer, riots, violence, looting, arson, bodily harm, armed combatants, injured and killed bystanders……


    A peaceful demonstration, no destruction, no loss of property or life…..

  11. trees May 1st, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    The cops are the problem. Seems to be the thinking here…..

    I think a statement could be made, we’ll take a city like Newark NJ. We’ll dissolve the Newark PD and leave the community without a police force…..

    should be interesting…….

    • OldLefty May 1st, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      The cops are the problem. Seems to be the thinking here….


      Some cops.
      The only thing new is video and social media.