Skip to comments.DHS gears up for civil unrest prior to presidential elections
Posted on 07/29/2012 12:57:21 PM PDT by bimboeruption
The Department of Homeland Security has ordered masses of riot gear equipment to prepare for potential significant domestic riots at the Republican National Convention, Democratic National Convention and next years presidential inauguration.
The DHS submitted a rushed solicitation to the Federal Business Opportunities site on Wednesday, which is a portal for Federal government procurement requisitions over $25,000. The request gave the potential suppliers only one day to submit their proposals and a 15-day delivery requirement to Alexandria, Virginia.
As the brief explains, the objective of this effort is to procure riot gear to prepare for the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the 2013 Presidential Inauguration and other future similar activities.
The total amount ordered is about 150 sets of riot helmets, thigh and groin protectors, hard-shell shin guards and other riot gear.
Specifically, DHS is looking to obtain:
- 147 riot helmets with adjustable tactical face shield with liquid seal
- 147 sets of upper body and shoulder protection
- 152 sets of thigh and groin protection
- 147 hard-shell shin guards with substantial protection from flying debris, non-ballistic weapons, and blows to the leg and optimized protective design for severe riot control or tactical situations.
- 156 forearm protectors
- 147 pairs of tactical gloves
The riot gear will be worn by Federal Protective Service agents who are tasked with protecting property, grounds and buildings owned by the federal government.
The urgency of the order can be explained by the fact that there is a growing anticipation that many demonstrators will travel to the Republican National Convention (RNC), scheduled for August 27-30 in Tampa Bay, Florida, and Democratic National Convention (DNC), planned for September 3-6 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The RNC itself, for example, will have free speech zones, which will serve as containment quarters for the protesters by not allowing them to leave the designated areas and cause trouble.
Another recent DHS move to gear up was back in March of this year, when it gave the defense contractor ATK a deal to provide the DHS with 450 million .40 caliber hollow-point ammunition over a five year period.
On top of that, the DHS has recently purchased a number of bullet-proof checkpoint booths and hired hundreds of new security guards to protect government buildings.
I don't think this is any big deal...do you?
It gives somebody a job.
More Gubmint money pissed away.
Maybe they learned something from that freak in Colorado.
Such a strange thing....like “build” it and they will come.
I’ve read and heard that obama is just itching to create social unrest so the election can’t happen. But what do I know.
Probably not... However, the Oliver Stone in me wonders what sort of contrived reuse they may be fixing to spring on conservative law-abiding American citizens...
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I’m guessing that those will be sent to the poor FPS saps that work at federal buildings in Tampa and Charlotte. They are going to need it when the professional protesters and Black Bloc freaks show up.
Was everything MADE IN AMERICA??
Yes, I do.
This is yet another step in creating and legitimizing a federal police force.
I try not to be paranoid or a conspiracy nut, but our government has grown so corrupt, who knows what the future holds?
I pray for Godly people to run for office in hopes of restoring the Constitution and morality, but it may be too late.
Maybe they should call in Joe Biden to “gird” everybody’s “loins”(?)
“The total amount ordered is about 150 sets of riot helmets, thigh and groin protectors, hard-shell shin guards and other riot gear.”
I don’t think this is any big deal...do you?
I do not think that will be enough if they fix the election.
The left off a few zeros or this article is an attempt to take some local procurement and make it a big headline.
It is not before the election they need be worried....they need be worried after the election when His Excellency decides the votes don’t count.
DHS gears up for civil unrest prior to presidential elections
To the Deonic Party “civil unrest” is defined as conservatives voting.
They are afraid the people will let them fly away if it gets windy, so they have to put all this gear on.
Can’t let the slave let go of the ropes holding their paychecks and be bothered by them owning guns and calling the shots.
“Civil Unrest” means government riot and looting of the tax payers being is being planned.
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