Low-paid American workers producing tear gas against Hong Kong protesters


NonLethal Technologies is a privately held company owned by  Scott and Jim Oberdick. They  make and export  riot and crowd control equipment for military and law enforcement agencies. They soldt ear gas canisters to Communist China for  the Hong Kong police to use against civilians. They are helping the Communists not America who defends democracy against they tyranny of Communists. They are Disgusting Dicks .

There aren’t many restrictions on US companies selling tear gas overseas, beyond applying for an export license from the Department of Commerce. 

PA Route 286 Homer City

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NonLethal Technologies, Inc.,
9419 Rt 286 Hwy West,
Homer City, PA 15748 USA
Ph: +1 724-479-5100 . Fax: +1 724-479-5105 sales@nonlethaltechnologies.com

Contact: Scott Oberdick
Mobile: +1 301-471-3509

Jim Oberdick Mobile: +1 703-403-9199


Our company is experienced in the production of tear gas for the US Military and the manufacture of pyrotechnic and other less lethal grenades and less lethal ammunition for OEM accounts.

Nonlethal Technologies Inc is a privately held company in Homer City, PA and is a Single Location business. Categorized under Small Arms Ammunition. Our records show it was established in 2000 and incorporated in PA. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of 7791436 and employs a staff of approximately 48.

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 In the 1930s, Gus Oberdick started out as the secretary to the president of Federal Laboratories — America’s oldest tear gas factory. Back then, the company made its tear gas in Pittsburgh, selling domestically to authorities wanting to stop bank robbers or to break up labor riots but also to foreign governments, like Cuba and Honduras. Egypt and Turkey and Bahrain all placed orders.

The deadly gassing of Bahrain, brought to you by NonLethal Technologies, Inc – Homer City, PA – ready to kill your child in a Peaceful Occupy Protest this Spring. Indiscriminately Supplying Tyrants Everywhere.

Gus Oberdick’s son Jim later founded Nonlethal Technologies with his own son, Scott — both men also worked as chemists at Federal Laboratories, according to company sales materials and state business filings.

2012 fire, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, issued four violations, including for mismanagement of highly hazardous chemicals, and fined the company more than $12,000. OSHA cited Nonlethal Technologies again for mishandling hazardous chemicals in April 2018 and issued the company a fine of more than $6,000.

Nonlethal Technologies started off modestly in 2000 after it acquired a majority stake in a nearby tear gas company. It was first just a handful of employees, recalled Shawna McCutcheon, who worked in human resources for more than a decade until 2017

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A BuzzFeed News investigation found low-paid American workers producing tear gas in potentially dangerous conditions. It’s then shipped to Hong Kong, where it’s used against pro-democracy protesters.

The little-known company is a major exporter of tear gas and other crowd-control equipment and has sold supplies to a number of countries, including repressive regimes, for years.

With only around 30 employees, the company’s sales were estimated at $8 million a year in 2017

Most recently, hundreds of the company’s tear gas canisters have ended up on the streets of Hong Kong, where police have used them to crack down on pro-democracy protests that have rocked the city for more than three months.

The indiscriminate use of tear gas by police has been criticized by the UN Commissioner on Human Rights and Amnesty International, including for firing tear gas into subway stations, outside of a nursing home, and sometimes directly at individual protesters.

BuzzFeed News traveled nearly 8,000 miles from Hong Kong to Homer City, Pennsylvania, to learn more about the crowd-control equipment being shipped overseas.


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Letter From Rick Scott United States Senator October 10, 2019

USA banned exporting tear gas crime control equipment to China after the Communist Party massacred dissidents in Tiananmen Square. If Xi Jinping doesn’t stop eroding Hong Kong’s sovereignty & halt attacks on protestors, the US must consider applying the same policy to Hong Kong. https://t.co/uvwkFgtFDV

— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) July 29, 2019

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US company supplying tear gas to Hong Kong police faces mounting criticism

The use of US-made gear to quell protests has prompted several lawmakers to call for halting and even banning tear gas exports to the city. In July, Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican, proposed in a tweet that the United States consider banning exports of tear gas to Hong Kong if the attacks on the protesters were not stopped. Similarly, in August, US Representatives Chris Smith, a Republican, and James McGovern, a Democrat, wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Commerce Wilber Ross, asking them to suspend future sales of crowd and riot control equipment to Hong Kong police.

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