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Shami Chakrabarti, of the human rights group Liberty, called for the Government to ban the technology, saying: “These untested, unregulated devices are at best a dog whistle and at worst a sonic weapon directed against young people.”But Tory MP Philip Davies said: “The good professor needs to come down from his ivory tower and see what it’s like living in the real world.”My constituents are sick to the back teeth of unruly yobs and the Mosquito device, deployed properly, is hugely successful and a brilliant piece of technology that should be more widely implemented.
“In my village we had an Indian restaurant owner who was plagued by a gang of yobs outside his restaurant intimidating his customers and yelling racist abuse.
“The police installed one of the devices and it solved the problem instantly.”
David Davies, Tory MP for Monmouth, said: “Maybe Professor Aynsley-Green would like to have a group of 50 youths swearing and drinking outside his front door, and see how he likes it.
“In my work as a special constable in Abergavenny I see these louts terrorising law-abiding people and it’s disgraceful. I once confiscated some alcohol from some boys and poured it in the gutter when to my astonishment the lad got down on his hands and knees to lap it up.
“The Mosquito device is an excellent deterrent for gangs congregating and hanging around and should definitely not be banned.”
Click image to enlarge. Louts? Yobs? Gutter lapping? I saw no such things when I visited London a few years ago.