New Report Proves US Law Enforcement Preparing for Rioting on a National Scale

10policestateBy Claire Bernish

Fascism doesn’t often sweep in overnight and take over some hapless nation’s government; rather, it gradually seeps into the cultural fabric — as is quietly taking place all around the globe, evidenced by an upsurge in sales of riot equipment that has gone largely unnoticed.

A new report from analysts with industry research group, Sandler Research, forecasts the Global Riot Control System Market for the next four years — but beyond a burgeoning market to parallel the expanding global police state, it appears world governments are also keenly aware of civilian discontent. Sandler predicts the market will have an annual growth of 3.5 percent, and makes a telling juxtaposition, emphases added, involving the United States:

Law enforcement agencies around the world are the biggest market for riot control systems. This market is expected to generate revenues of over USD 3.5 billion by the end of 2020. Countries such as the U.S., Iran, Egypt, Russia, China, and Thailand have started procuring riot control equipment and are investing heavily in [non-lethal weapons]. Moreover, special vehicles that are equipped with water cannon and reservoirs have been designed for security personnel, for use in areas of conflict to handle large crowds and demonstration. Demand for such equipment is expected to rise during the next few years.

Note the last sentence in its truncated time frame.

Specifically, the analysts continue:

In North America, the prominent markets are Canada and the U.S. and law enforcement agencies in these nations are best equipped with the upgraded weapons. The militarization of the police department and other law enforcement agencies in the Americas has encouraged the use of advanced riot control equipment.

While swaths of the country debate the finer points of which lesser evil should take the helm of the corporate plutocracy, various U.S. law enforcement agencies have been gearing up for the virtually inevitable unrest both during and following those elections.

Militarized police forces have become de rigueur, even in the nation’s smallest towns — but arming law enforcement with the weapons of war, rather than protecting civilians, has birthed a chasm of distrust and animosity on both sides. It isn’t as if this equipment is being produced by a marketplace intent on keeping civilians safe from an ostensible outside threat.

As the report, which does not offer a breakdown of specific agencies it might be referring to (though may in its body which can be purchased for $2,500 here), definitively states:

Law enforcement agencies use riot control systems to maintain the public order and safety and to enforce laws. They are used to disperse, control, and arrest people involved in riots and protests. Riot control systems include lethal and non-lethal weapons (NWLs), body-worn cameras, armored vehicles, and communications systems.

As if released in conjunction with one another, a report by Lloyd’s intones the necessity of preparedness as mass civil unrest can not only spark without prior warning, but flare outward, unpredictably — what the insurer calls “Political Violence Contagion.” According to the report, instances of political violence “contagion (pandemics) have become more frequent, and the contagion effect ever more rapid and impactful.”

Considering massive worldwide demonstrations in the U.S. and elsewhere — as people finally grasp how corrupt governments actually are — it becomes apparent in these reports the politicians and their enforcement agencies comprehend the greatest threat to their power. As caucuses and primaries fall into chaos — and the City of Cleveland gears up for the Republican National Convention — voters and nonvoters alike harbor greater disillusionment than ever before.

Cleveland, whose police are currently under federal oversight following a Department of Justice probe that found a general pattern of brutality, plans to spend around $20 million to beef up security measures for the RNC. While part of the sum will focus on training, personnel expenditures, and the like, Vox reported 40 percent will be earmarked for “equipment and supplies” — including, in part, 2,000 sets of full-body riot gear. Additionally, if not ominously, the city “has put out bids for, among other things, 24 sets of ballistic body armor, 300 patrol bikes, and more than 3.7 miles of interlocking steel barriers, all of which can be used to curtail protestors,” according to Vox.

Together, the reports paint a dire prediction — not as much for its illustration of a world in chaos, but for its intimation authoritarian actors may act aggressively to quash even positive and peaceful change by the rest of us.

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33 Comments on "New Report Proves US Law Enforcement Preparing for Rioting on a National Scale"

  1. “…authoritarian actors may act aggressively to quash even positive and peaceful change by the rest of us…” A heart breaking and true statement, reminds me of Tiananmen Square. On the other hand, if we all free our minds the hollow points and tanks wouldn’t do them any good…no any enforcers to use them.

  2. People will only be pushed so far, and in most cases will even allow themselves to be pushed pretty hard in an effort to keep things peaceful, but there comes a breaking point where there will no other option but to push back, and when the time comes for it people will push back with enormous force against their oppressors. History is full of examples where this has happened what makes the US so certain it can’t/won’t happen there ?

  3. Those who would make it impossible for a peaceful revolution make a violent one inevitable. Would not want to be law enforcement when the people snap. They are only outnumbered by about 70 times.

  4. More proof that the controllers know what will happen come November. The Donald will not capture the 1237 delegates needed, and the convention will appoint the new Republican nominee. Then, if that isn’t enough to spark the powder keg, they will then install (for no one is elected by the people anymore), Hillary once the November election circus is complete. If that doesn’t spark the keg, then they will produce yet another false flag event and kill thousands of people. Then, Obama will declare martial law and suspend the Constitution and he will be deemed King/Dictator/Monarch….and if that doesn’t set off the keg, then there is nothing more to say.

    With all the clear to see corruption and crime that has filled the halls of Congress and the White House, one can only cry when we see that there isn’t as much as a whisper of condemnation from even one member of the U.S. Military, nor a peep out of the so-called self-proclaimed Militia.

    The corruption and criminality is so rampant and has infected every branch of the government and military, that onyl burning it down to build it again can ever fix what has been destroyed by infection.

    • I hope you are wrong about needing to burn it down. As you can learn from history in Cuba, the forces that take over a government are usually worse than the one in power. I agree that the corruption in our government is like an endometriosis.

      • I hope I am too. But, as we have witnessed in the past this group we call a government will stop at nothing including outright murder to keep their control.

        The true reason that we, as the people, will lose is because we haven’t the courage or fortitude to do as they to defend or protect what was once a great nation, now a toilet bowl of corruption and a cesspool of crime.

        Our forefathers would have drug them onto the Capitol Building steps and the White House long ago and shot them!!

      • omg, cuba! what a place, hunger, homelessness, police shooting innocent people.
        oh, wait, that’s the usa!

        • There was hunger and need in Cuba in the beginning of the Castro revolution because of the dirty dealings of the US GOVERNMENT that put a commercial blockade on Cuba.

          Kennedy seemed to have wanted peace with Cuba and the Soviet Union. That seems to have been one of the reasons that he got killed.

          By the way , ” castro ” means castle in Greek. And it is also an ancient Greek word. I think that you coud easily tell by the pictures of his youth. My last name is composed of two ancient Greek words, also.

    • The most evident show of oppression and corruption is in our forced system of junk medicine. All the medicine that is deemed necessary and forced by legislation in this country is junk medicine. And don’t rely on our ebuctional prostitutions ( instead of institutions ) for advice; they are all bought of. So they are all in accordance to make us all sick.

  5. yEshUA ImmAnUEl | April 23, 2016 at 6:46 am | Reply

    “We have a mighty civilisation around us now, but we have also a vast amount of misery and suffering. There is unrest everywhere; it is not only this terrible war(an awful thing which one would not for one moment want to minimise); but remember that, before that came, we had industrial wars taking place everywhere, which caused in the aggregate an incalculable amount of suffering and loss. Everywhere difficulties arising, we see the system of our civilisation breaking down before our eyes. If civilisation means anything, it means the well being of all its people; it means that we should be in a better condition and not a worse one than the members of savage tribes. The amount of preventable misery which exists in all the great races of the world is something appalling. Our civilisation is not doing for us that which we have a right to expect, and it is not because we do not know; it is because we do not apply what we do know.”

  6. Why do they call it fascism? The problem is Soviet style Boshevikism. The Left constantly refers to anyone revolting from their ongoing destruction of American values as “fascists”. When articles appear like this it sounds as if they are on the side of the Leftist program. Call it what it really is – Communism.

    • Call it what it really is… judaism DOT is/perpetrators.html

    • no it isn’t, it’s corporate fascism.

      • ScroodeMcDuck | April 24, 2016 at 9:02 pm | Reply

        And that is a derivative of Satanism controlled by Zionists in the name of Luciferianism ! How’s that for some Bolshevic !

    • The Penitent Man | April 25, 2016 at 8:05 am | Reply

      Finally, someone gets it. I’m sick of hearing about Hitler and fascism when mass-murderers like Genrikh Yagoda and Trotsky were killing tens of millions of Russian and Ukrainian Christians like it was no big deal. The world’s greatest mass-murderers were communists. Those communists were funded by so-called capitalists. It’s all a scam.

  7. If the people decide to “attack” instead of “riot”, all that gear isn’t going to mean anything against millions of people armed.
    So we all know the next step before they drop the big one.

  8. THE EL-ite(elohim) are planning to unplug the system and watch everyone devour each other because that’s how stupid the sheep populace has become- Darth Vader and the storm troopers will simply come in as clean-up crew. No mystery. Ever see a technologically-currency dependent person lose their minds—where do you think “The Zombie Apocalypse” term came from? None are more helplessly and hopelessly enslaved than those that truly believe they are free.

  9. THAT IS BECAUSE AMERICANS ARE JUST FINDING OUT about Surveillance Technologies being used against Politically Targeted Citizens
    — Political PROSTITUTES for the NWO Criminal Government need to be Exposed for Their TREASON AND ORGANIZED CRIMES AGAINST CITIZENS. Networked Groups of Criminal DHS Homeland Security Task Force Agencies are Targeting Citizens for Crimes across the country as well as in local neighborhoods, needs to be exposed, including Burglaries Vandalism & Pet Torture as well as the planting of Stolen and Unknown Origin Property….

  10. Doug Stevens | April 23, 2016 at 1:08 pm | Reply

    Does any one suspect that “The Samson Option” may be initiated any time in the immediate future?
    Apparently its not only Mecca, Tehran, etc., but most cities in Europe and America (and elsewhere) which have also been primed with a ‘thermo’ device courtesy of our “elite” tribe. Suitcase in a basement or attic in hundreds of cities.
    There certainly will be mass rioting by the freaked-out survivors in the weeks following that one day.

  11. wisdom of the knowing | April 23, 2016 at 2:42 pm | Reply

    The American people have been robbed/ ripped off by the fraud of the government agencies that proclaim to be helping protect the homeland security. WWIII has been going on for many years behind the cloud of smoke called the NWO or U N . the militarization of the police has been a very covert talke over and defeat of the god given rights of the people under common and natural law. the constitution is based on these common and natural laws.
    Waht can be done? learn the constitution an dstop the huge voting fraud called elections.

    In the quiet of the forest one finds peace.

  12. Alabama Mothman | April 23, 2016 at 3:17 pm | Reply

    One name .. Custer.

    Ther Cops took an oath to defend the constitution. They had better live up to that oath. Or they are part of the problem …

  13. its der choos, dumkopf-always has been.

  14. The local police will be, so grateful for the gear they will join the feds to control the public – right or wrong. The feds will use local police, but would rather have NATO forces that will kill Americans without a second thought. Better to have well equipped local police for when the fed does use NATO or NAU forces against us because the police will join us patriots.

    • bettreboy ; You must be a WASP. The police are not hired, trained or paid to protect the public. They are chosen, trained and paid to control the public in order to protect the ruling class. It’s happening every-day in this country…it’s called urban renewal.

      • If I am a WASP what are you? Why would you make a racial statement when it was not needed. The police protect the public from people like you. Granted, there is some prejudice from some officers, but most are doing what they are told. I remember watching a famous black man on TV talking about why there are so many blacks being treated badly by the police. He said blacks typically have a “fk you pig” attitude towards a cop that wants cooperation and they push the cops into either backing down or a confrontation. The rest is history. When only pansies are hired as officers then maybe the blacks will be able to push them around, but until then, they get what their bad attitudes deserve.

  15. Oh yes, forgot to mention, the “free” gear is only free to the recipient – all the tax payers are paying for that and everything else pissed away by the government in one form or another.

  16. Corporations server only the silver spoon crowd. They have taken over and are on the verge of establishing their one world dictatorship (oligarchy?). Walmart ran all of the mom and pop shops out of business at some point in the 80’s this was the beginning of these creepy elitist that we (the common folk) send our wages to for protection(?).
    stock up.

  17. it’s only about a year after the fact, truth is they all got caught with their pants down when the baltimore riots went down last april, by being both unprepared and showing hesitation, they allow all the negro radical teeny boppers to burn the whole city baltimore unchecked, they should have cleaned house from the get go, round em up , lock em up, bounce em into and out of kangaroo court and then the final stop onto prison, end of story, you have to be hardcore with the radical youth today, all they understand is violence, second verse, same as the first, the federal national guard should have cleaned house in chicago when all the black radicals kept President Trump from giving his rally speech, in fact let’s be honest here when we say the whole city of chicago needs to have a 24 hr a day curfew, with tanks on every street corner, same will be the case for cleveland in about eight weeks from now. All power and authority will be given unto them to defeat the beast of the bible (all these minority troublemakers) and they also need to seize all guns from the public to silence these annoying voices of protest, only then can there be peace and lawful order again.

  18. Like widespread rioting would ever happen in the US – more like widespread looting and hooliganism.

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