Homeland Security Buying Riot Gear in Preparation for Civil Unrest at RNC and DNC
Homeland Security officials have ordered riot gear in anticipation of potential civil unrest at the RNC and DNC later this summer.
Trace Gallagher reports that the feds are looking to purchase 150 sets of riot gear which would include riot helmets, upper body/shoulder protection, thigh/groin protection, shin guards, forearm protectors and tactical gloves.
Authorities in Tampa, Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina, where the conventions are being held, are not giving specific numbers but they are expecting massive numbers of demonstrators. The Department of Homeland Security is not expecting violence, but they are preparing for significant unrest.