Word coming out of Uptown Charlotte, is that last week the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Department took delivery of several Electrified Riot Shields.
The Polycarbonate Ballistic shield reportedly has a stun capability. While the purchase is apparently in an effort to gear up for DNC 2012 it isn't clear if the Sheriff's Direct Action Response Team (D.A.R.T) will deploy the weapon inside the Mecklenburg County Jail as well.
The shields have the ability to stun protesters as well as the highly motivating electric arc sparking display points on the front to provide a visible deterrent.
Cedar Posts hears that at least 80 of the Electric Riot Shields have been ordered or delivered at a cost of nearly $1,000.00 each.