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DHS gears up for civil unrest prior to presidential elections
RT.com ^ | 7-29-31 | Frank Polich

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 year’s 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.


TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: 2012dncconvention; 2012rncconvention; bhodhs; civilwar; conventions; dhs; homelandsecurity; radicalleft
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"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?

1 posted on 07/29/2012 12:57:32 PM PDT by bimboeruption
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To: bimboeruption
They forgot the jackboots.
2 posted on 07/29/2012 1:00:06 PM PDT by oldbrowser (As long as Obama's records are sealed, any discussion of Romney's past is off limits.)
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To: bimboeruption
I don't think this is any big deal...do you?

Nope!

3 posted on 07/29/2012 1:01:15 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: bimboeruption

It gives somebody a job.

More Gubmint money pissed away.


4 posted on 07/29/2012 1:03:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Logical me

Maybe they learned something from that freak in Colorado.


5 posted on 07/29/2012 1:05:47 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: bimboeruption

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.


6 posted on 07/29/2012 1:06:38 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: bimboeruption

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...


7 posted on 07/29/2012 1:12:56 PM PDT by Mister Anderson (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the Idiots)
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8 posted on 07/29/2012 1:14:09 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: bimboeruption

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.


9 posted on 07/29/2012 1:16:21 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: bimboeruption
150 sets? That's all? That leaves a lot of DHS JBTs unprotected, unless the local PDs are providing gear for them. Just saying.
10 posted on 07/29/2012 1:20:23 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: bimboeruption
Wow....an army of 150 !!!!

Was everything MADE IN AMERICA??

11 posted on 07/29/2012 1:23:28 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: bimboeruption

Yes, I do.

This is yet another step in creating and legitimizing a federal police force.


12 posted on 07/29/2012 1:23:35 PM PDT by Walrus (ICH BIN EIN ARIZONAN!)
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To: Mister Anderson

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.


13 posted on 07/29/2012 1:28:31 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: bimboeruption

Maybe they should call in Joe Biden to “gird” everybody’s “loins”(?)


14 posted on 07/29/2012 1:31:10 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: bimboeruption

“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.


15 posted on 07/29/2012 1:33:31 PM PDT by WilliamRobert
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To: bimboeruption

The left off a few zeros or this article is an attempt to take some local procurement and make it a big headline.


16 posted on 07/29/2012 1:39:30 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

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.


17 posted on 07/29/2012 1:43:51 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: bimboeruption

DHS gears up for civil unrest prior to presidential elections

To the Deonic Party “civil unrest” is defined as conservatives voting.


18 posted on 07/29/2012 1:50:43 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: bimboeruption

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.


19 posted on 07/29/2012 1:52:17 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Common Sense 101

“Civil Unrest” means government riot and looting of the tax payers being is being planned.


20 posted on 07/29/2012 1:53:50 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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