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Articles by Terry J. Allen

The Big Three Chemical Weapons

by Terry Allen

Each of the three chemical weapons used by the Seattle police—CN and CS tear gases and pepper spray—carries risks. The danger depends not only on how and on whom the weapons are used, but on the particular strength and composition of the weapons. Along with the active ...

Tear Gas: Chemical Cops Tear Gas and Pepper Spray Can be Deadly

Tear Gas: Chemical Cops
Tear Gas and Pepper Spray Can be Deadly

by Terry J. Allen, In These Times, May 29, 2000

The tons of tear gas and pepper spray munitions Seattle police used on demonstrators and bystanders alike at the anti-WTO demonstrations last December contained chemicals implicated in lung ...

Dying in Cell 40: Vermont’s Flawed Contract and Prison Health Service’s Drive for Profit Lead to Prisoner’s Death

Ashley Ellis’ misdemeanor arrest turned into a death sentence. Her crime was careless and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. On Aug. 16, 2009, less than two days after she began a 30-day sentence at Vermont’s only prison for women, she died from the careless and negligent operation of a ...