- US Marines on training for non-lethal weapons are being pepper-sprayed
- Some trainees were seen washing out their eyes with water hoses to escape the blistering splash of peppers
- The Marines were made to run through training drills after getting pepper-sprayed
US Marines on training for non-lethal weapons are being pepper-sprayed and were shown on a video footage red-faced and distraught.
Some trainees were seen washing out their eyes with water hoses to escape the blistering splash of peppers.
‘It’s a really intense burn. It’s like, you have a really prickly, very, very sharp, lots of needles against your eyeball,’ one Marine said in the video.
“I could hear what was going on, I could tell where the staff sergeant was, but I couldn’t see much of anything,’” he added.
The Marines were made to run through training drills after getting pepper-sprayed.
“It’s like there’s 20 million needles in my eyes,” a female Marine said, while another male trainee likened the sensation he felt to “rubbing sandpaper in your eyes.”
The video also showed Marines being tased and make noises.
Staff Sgt. Paul Delekto explained that the training required the Marines to go through the Level One Exposure to Oleoresin Capsicum, or OC, and taking them through the competence course to show them not only how much it would actually slow down the suspect, but how well a suspect could actually fight through OC.’
The training on OC would make the Marine immune to feeling being inflamed like a burning skin, Delekto said, adding that “the more you’re exposed to it, it burns less and you learn how to deal with it and how to manage your own body.”
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