It seems our government could be getting ready for anything in the future regarding the controlling of the American population. Buried under the procurement process for the Customs and Border Patrol department, DHS is buying a whole lot of “less lethal” equipment and munitions that could be only used for one thing—controlling the domestic population in times of unrest, not policing the border.
If you read the request for proposal, or RFP, some of the weapons don’t seem all that “less lethal,” such as rounds that can blow away barricades and release chemicals at the same time.
…considering several recent contentious situations in Ferguson (Michael Brown) and New York (Eric Garner), it appears the Department of Homeland Security (via the US Customs and Border Protection dept) is intent on enhancing its ability to bring unruly crowds under control…
In case you’re wondering what types of munitions Homeland Security is looking for, here’s a list: a variety of smoke canisters, an assortment of crowd management projectile cartridges, controlled noise and light distraction devices (Batman may also be looking to purchase some of these), and the always useful “ferret rounds,” which, for those unfamiliar, will blow apart any barriers protesters may be hiding behind and upon impact, will introduce chemical agents into the surrounding environment.
How all of this is useful for “border protection” we don’t know…
You can read the entire RFP in the link above.
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It makes one wonder, after purchasing all of that ammo and militarizing the police over the last few years, if DHS is getting ready for something we should be concerned about. Obama has a history of using government agencies to threaten and intimidate his political opposition. I wonder what DHS knows that we citizens don’t.
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