As our cities get bigger and disparities between classes
wider, we are likely to see more and more rioting.
Traditionally, riots have brought out police with bigger
guns, thicker body armour and more aggression and
control than the riots.
It doesn't have to be this way, people!
black, menacing body armour, have the cops
wear flesh-coloured armour, filmy black lingerie and
fishnet stockings (Black, peaked caps are still OK).
Instead of rubber bullets... marshmallows and marzipan,
laced with diazepam. Distribute hundreds of thousands of
"Eccies". They'll get some of the crowd in.
Riot control vehicles look and sound like ice cream vans,
playing "Greensleeves" as they move through crowds,
spraying sticky marshmallow, ice cream and chocolate
syrup (Sundae, bloody Sundae).
Huge water cannons on the rooftops of the trucks soak the
crowd in Raspberry Lemonade. Helicopters "bomb" the
crowd with hundreds of cubic metres of whipped cream.
Instead of CS tear gas, helium (It's damned hard to behave
angry when you sound like Alvin the Chipmunk) and nitrous
oxide (Everything is so dreamy). The gas dissipates quickly
but can be loaded into fire extinguishers and sprayed into
crowds at high pressures. Both being gases that are highly
miscible with air they are very difficult to filter, unlike CS,
which can be filtered reasonably well with a wet cloth.
Riots become raves, fists become waves.