Police in the Southern California city of Anaheim arrested 24 people
overnight when store windows were smashed, fires set and people injured
during a protest by more than 600 people over the police shooting of an
apparently unarmed man.
Watching vids on TV of this riot I realized that the police were shooting into the crowd with paintball guns loaded with hard rubber balls to disburse the mob!
I have been shot with paint balls many times. They hurt. Bruising me big time.
I can imagine that if they were hard rubber you could crank up the pressure and really make them hurt! If you turn up the gas too high with paint balls they fly out as vapor. Rubber balls would not have that problem!