Authorities Fear Civil Unrest, Buy Up Gear To “Arrest, Disperse, Control Riots”

by | Apr 21, 2016 | Conspiracy Fact and Theory, Headline News | 92 comments

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    This article was written by Paul Joseph Watson and originally published at

    Editor’s Comment: This has been an ongoing theme for many years now, as police and even the military train to use domestic crowd control and martial law tactics against American citizens.

    Yet, with potential catastrophe looming over the economy, and the country more divided, agitated and upset than at any other time in recent memory, there is more and more reason to think that unrest could spread, and those in authority will have the pretext they need to clamp down. The anger is real, but how it plays out is a matter tactical interplay.

    If they control the narrative, they control the burn. Otherwise, the chaos could spread far and wide enough to incinerate society.

    Report: Authorities Buying More Riot Control Gear Over Fear of Civil Unrest Sweeping America

    by Paul Joseph Watson

    Makers of riot control products are seeing increased demand from law enforcement bodies across America who fear Ferguson-style civil unrest hitting other areas of the country, according to a new report.

    The report, published by Sandler Research, says that demand for surveillance drones is driving growth, with new systems that deploy water canons to “handle large crowds and demonstration(s)” also proving popular.

    Riot control systems are expected to “generate revenues of over USD 3.5 billion by the end of 2020,” with North America being one of the primary growth areas for upgraded weapons due to “militarization of the police department and other law enforcement agencies” in the aftermath of the 2014 riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

    Purchases of long-range acoustic devices, whips, batons and armored vehicles that will be used to “disperse, control, and arrest people involved in riots and protests” are also on the increase.

    “Demand for such equipment is expected to rise during the next few years,” states the report, with authorities in Iran, Egypt, Russia, China, and Thailand also spending increased amounts on riot control equipment in advance of potential social disorder.

    As we highlighted earlier this week, top insurer Lloyds released a report that warned of a “pandemic” of global civil unrest that could go viral, threatening international stability.

    The ultra-wealthy are highly concerned about civil unrest and have made moves to prepare for social disorder.

    Elitists are buying luxury bomb-proof survival bunkers, with one of the companies behind the underground units, Vivos, revealing that they are for the “protection of high net worth individuals” against the threat posed by the “general public”.

    “This is for wealthy people who are concerned about various disaster scenarios, but a common theme among them is a fear of civil unrest, a fear of an uprising from the 99%,” said journalist Lynn Parramore, who visited one of the facilities in Indiana.

    Millionaires are also fleeing Chicago and other major cities due to concerns over racial tensions and rising crime rates.

    When asked why the super-rich were buying land and homes in remote locations like New Zealand, Davos economist Robert Johnson told RT that Ferguson-style unrest was one of the primary worries.


    This article was written by Paul Joseph Watson and originally published at

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      1. Excellent article.. remember what I have been talking about as in what I told by my scientist friend.. I was wrong about the HAARP WEATHER Weapons used on Texas.. I was corrected and was reminded that Bob Fletcher told us that by the April May time frame that a lot of flooding will be the proof of planet 12’s passing that a lot of environmental problem will follow.. plus economic callapse on a mass scale, all over the country especially the United States.. So prep up..

      2. “Civil unrest” usually means Black rioting and burning and such.

        Why stop it?

        Just cordon off the areas and keep the people in, come back six months later to rebuild and repopulate them with people that won’t kill each other off and burn them down.

        • Sorry to disagree; But why wait 6 months? Why not 500 years and don’t rebuild, just enjoy the trees? As to the issue of the Gov getting ready for riots; why shouldn’t they? After all we are and we outnumber them 100-1. Besides it’s just more stuff for us when it starts.

      3. I didn’t know that whips are now riot gear also, interesting times.
        My gut says step up the preps right now.
        Take care all!

      4. We are all arming ourselves…. and it’s mostly a reaction caused by the ever growing tyranny displayed by those in power. This didn’t need to happen

        • EXACTLY

        • The Gov’t isn’t just preparing for civil unrest, they are outright trying to ignite it. The latest spark is announcing the nigrafication of currency.

          • Fighting them on their terms is a guarantee of failure. The occupation of the park buildings by Bundy & co. worked out well, didn’t it?

      5. No way! Can’t happen here. Just listen to the media. The economy is humming along and everyone is happy, happy, happy!

        • Netranger,
          YUP, i agree all is OK!! in fact it is SOOOOO OK, that we are getting new faces on the dollars so that it will be equal! nothing racist about that or that they want riots to go along withe humming economy!!
          SARCASM out the wazoooo!!

          all finish your last minute preps looks like we are in the final times!
          good luck to all of you!

          • Preps? Who needs preps? Everyone has a job! I mean, 5% unemployment is really fully employed because those people that aren’t employed at that level really don’t want a job.

            Whew! I’m so relieved that things are going so well for everyone. The dollar is up. The stock market is up. Gas prices are down.

            Ah! Relax. Enjoy. Rest. Be comfortable.

            I don’t know that tag for maximum sarcasm mixed with maximum cynicism. Maybe its:

            The fact is, the sirens should be going off! The handbasket hasn’t burst into flames yet, be we can see the fires of hell from here, thats for sure. Thank The Kenyan and his puppeteers.

            Got rope? Got lampposts? The enemies of America will swing in the end.

            • Hehe. It hid the tag.

              /SARCCYNMAX inside of lessthan/greaterthans.

          • Apache54, it burns me to no end that they’re replacing ‘Ol’ Hickory’ on the $20 with that ugly jezebel Harriet Tubman. It’s going to be a long, hot summer.

            • “Harriet Tubman”? I thought it was the lady who invented pancakes and pancake syrup!

              • Weedhopper, do you mean “Aunt Jemima”? Aunt Jemima, what took you so long? LOL

            • Braveheart1776… yeah but I read Jackson will be on the reverse, just smaller and less noticeable. The $5 and $10 bills will be revamped also with more past womens pictures somewhere on the bills. Hamilton is their hero, he stays.

            • Braveheart

            • Harriet Tubman’s only redeeming quality is that she packed heat.

              Her name was actually Arminta Ross, and Tubman was her first husband’s surname. I wonder why she wouldn’t use her second husband’s surname?

              I’m surprised that they are actually going to use that Aunt Jemima looking photo of her.

              • Fitting that they chose someone who’s entire story of greatness is a complete lit.

            • Couldn’t have picked a more hateful picture.

        • Rose colored glasses for all,
          Mail in your application and you can get 0.9 percent financing for the first year,
          And a card for freeeeeee stufff

        • Later on it will be, Crappy, Crappy, Crappy.

      6. Isnt that the job of the police to maintain the safety and peace? Why shouldn’t they equip (prep) for something? I commend the officials for preparing to be ready in case it goes south when the repub convention is happening at Cleveland. They very well might be able to prevent loss of lives and property damage. That’s their job. Just the show of force possibly could prevent problems.

        • Oh, I don’t think anyone is saying they shouldn’t, I think what we’re seeing here is that they know more than they’re telling us. If there is criticism, it is in that they’re not transparent enough to tell us: “People, get ready, something is coming.”

          • NR
            If I hear something I will tell you folks.

            What scares me is that we are hearing nothing!!!!!

            All we know is what you folks know, nothing extra. So yes the P.D. should and more equipment, and so should the people living in that area.


            • Two kinds of Cops, ones who want to help the public and those who want to be the big guy with the gun. First one doesn’t need a bunch of that stuff; the public is on his side’ The second best just start running because both the good Cops and the public are going to string him up.

        • But when they proceed with plans to ban civilian ownership of body armor at the same time that .gov departments are stockpiling it should open your eyes…

          • Body Armor. It does the body good.

          • It’s time to ban body armor. I got mine, long ago. Anyone over 25 that’s not ready, needs the pain.

        • So in other words its okay to take a whip to someone, as long as it isn’t you is what your saying, right? So if they whip some with a whip today who says your not being whipped because you say the wrong thing, or dress different, or old man because your just old and a useless eater, tomorrow?!? What say you now??

          • CB, anyone who wants to use a whip on me will get ‘hot lead’. Braveheart just doesn’t get ‘whipped’, PERIOD.

          • Do you understand the uses of punctuation and whole sentences?

      7. We are prepping the are preparing I hope this is nothing more than a up dated Y2K. We the people who have been working on are prepps will be able to make sure that are family’s service.

      8. Civil unrest???? WTF…In a country of drunken obese disease ridden dumbed down brain dead toxic waste dumps and fascist boot licking COWARDS-the only civil unrest you will get from the programmed and indoctrinated insane American coward Zombies is when you take away their processed sugar and chemical filled GMO fake food garbage, booze, and mindless entertainment/violent sporting events-then you will have civil unrest in the collapsing Corporatist Globalist Fascist Police State hell on earth.

        • RA.

          For goodness sake, chill out. It didn’t go your way and your pissed off. Make no bones about it. It’s a coming and when your initial plan was to drain the swamp you will be up to your ass in alligators before you know it.

        • Just don’t touch my beer and whores!

        • take away our processed sugar???????

          How… how can I make my flower jellies?? How??

          Say it won’t be so!

          • Mess with the chocolate and it’s WAR!

        • Ronnie
          Why aren’t you in jail with your compadres? Is it because you have to be extradited out of Canada?

        • Mr. Ron is falling down on the job again. There was only one “boot licking.”

      9. And I quote, ” Purchases of long-range acoustic devices, whips, batons and armored vehicles that will be used to “disperse, control, and arrest people involved in riots and protests” are also on the increase.” End quote.

        WHIPS, excuse me if ANYONE attacks anyone in my family with a whip let alone any weapon I WILL SHOT TO KILL anyone who tries this and if I die in the process I will make sure you come with me!!! WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU PEOPLE ARE?!?! You fuckers pushing this illegal and evil shit are on lists too!!! Remember that when you try this shit!!!

        • CB, same here. No one will even get close enough to me with a whip or anything else. 00 buckshot does wonders.

          • CB and Brave.
            They might be able to get away with using them in other countries, but not here. Response to a whip would be lead. In countries that have no lead ejection equipment, well that is another story.

            • Sarge, MY response to a whip or anything else WILL be lead, period. So they better forget the idea if they want to live.

              • I don’t know Brave, once knew a gal OMG, beat me make me write bad checks.

                • Paranoid, I’ve had a few bad women myself, but never had any of them long enough for them to do something like that to me. I’ll stay alone before I tolerate that BS from any woman. I don’t play that game, period.

                  • Me neither, but I knew one once that OOOOOOW

        • It’s for the S&M rioters. There will probably be some chains as well.

      10. Pentagon sends over 1 billion dollars of military equipment a year to local police departments with no oversight.

      11. The Elite are worried?

        They created the problem and when it grew legs they fed the fire and still doing it.

        I have no sympathy for these people. People who create problems and refuse to accept the responsibility for it by running for the hills.

        There is a slow burn on the fuse and if the Mexicans, Arabs and others think they are disrupting things. Wait till the average American Patriots gets involved. Screw the rock throwing and burning tires. So if the authorities are gearing up, you should also. Not so much as going toe to toe against the Government but the idiots you will encounter before them.

        A poster called us who post here, Bitter People. He or she was correct. But I am telling you all, that it is going to take more then Bitter to Clean this House.

        • Mhmmm,,
          Much much more than bitter,
          Almost everyone i have talked about this with thinks im way off,
          So i am just not going to discuss it anymore.
          Done talking, most people are oblivious

      12. This Administration is doing everything they can to get it started. The solution is quite simple.

      13. We shall be waiting outside your bunkers.

        • You are correct. The elite have to emerge eventually.

        • Heh little villages built around the bunkers with 24 hour manned watchtowers looking at the bunkers. Real Fallout 3 shit.

      14. How do you stack up against this gear?

        SWAT Team – Weapons & Equipment

        SWAT team weapons vary from unit to unit. Entry Teams are typically armed with:
        ◾ assault rifle carbines
        AR-15 variants like the M4a1, CQBR, Colt Commando
        Sig Sauger 551 / 552
        HK G36K / G36C

        ◾ sub machine guns
        9mm HK MP5
        10mm MP510
        .40 / .45 HK UMP
        5.7mm FN P90

        ◾ semi-automatic pistols
        Glock and Sig Sauer 9mm and.40 S&W pistols are common, as are
        H&K USPs and
        Beretta 92F 9mm
        Colt 1911 .45acp pistols.

        SWAT weapons are often fitted with tactical accessories such as flash lights, laser pointers, foregrips and various optics.

        Tactical gear carried by SWAT teams includes flashbang stun grenades, battering rams, haligan tools, ballistic shields, tactical radios and flexi-cuffs. Clothing includes body armor, protective helmets and eye wear, assault webbing for holding magazines, knee pads, gloves and rappeling harnesses.

        • They forgot Batons and Tear gas masks.

          • ANON

            Very good round up.

            Have Rifles M4, M1A Scout, Shotgun 870 and 1100. Pistol 1911, USP45, Beretta, S&W 59’s, Sub machine gun AR 7.5″ & 10″ pistol. I also have a couple you didn’t mention 300 Win Mag, 308 Sniper rifles. With all the add on you need.

            And all the tactical gear in your bottom paragraph.

            Folks if you don’t have what anno. wrote out time is right to get it. Before it is too later. Don’t just buy them practice with them!

            Again Very good list. Very well done!


            • Since you’ve got all the gear, lead the way, Sarge. I intend to try to keep from giving them something to throw their bulk at.

        • I gots my Iphone, ill just post a video to youtube!

        • Can all be made useless with a box of Donuts.

          • “P”
            Don’t forget the Coffee. Damn that made me laugh!!!!

        • All I have is a few well placed Claymores.

        • Laser sights. Laser pointers are for meetings.

      15. Fear in the elites is a good thing. It means they know something can go terribly wrong and they’re responsible.
        Henry Paulson (TARP bailout) tops my list.
        I loved it when someone here said,
        “there he is, get him”…makes me smile 🙂

        • Pretty well actually. I know where they live.

      16. Governments are buying riot gear because the dollar is about to be devalued. Rob Kirby said last week that it would happen in the next two or three weeks. Jim Willy has said more than once that the dollar will be devalued by 35% TWICE. A 35% devaluation will lead to 50% price inflation immediately.

        After the dollar is devalued you can expect other countries to dump all their dollars as quickly as possible. We will have hyperinflation like Germany had in the 1920s.

        If the dollar is devalued in the next couple of weeks you can expect a full economic collapse. Either this year or next year.

        • Barn Cat
          more like the culmination of the 2008 collapse. But at least we have had some time to prepare. No debt, a few acres, garden going, fruit trees planted and coming on line. I hope all are wrong and we get a little more time,

          • I’m moving to Europe. French chicks are obviously easy to make toe the line. They already have “hijab day”. Just getting used to their new life.

        • That’s why you should have a lot of coins. When they replace the paper currency, they don’t touch the coins because it would cost too much and most people don’t have that much loose change.

          I have a lot of change, and if paper is devalued, the coins become relatively more valuable.

      17. TPTB know the masses are pacified by the boob tube, big pharma drugs and the feeling of helplessness. People are mostly unable to discern the truth from the lies coming from every direction. The evil usurpers have the gas pedal half floored ready to slam it to the floor because their planned endgame is nearing fruition. Greed is all encompassing. People are well, nothing. Completely divided and conquered. The electronic devices wavelengths are destroying all living creatures brains. Sinister bastards! Kill them all!

        • That feeling of helplessness IS inflation. It’s built right in. It allows the “productive” to run faster and faster to stay in place, and the non-productive to go die somewhere in a corner eventually.

          I know, FSA and shit. Got that but I’d really love to see a documentary tracking the entire life of a FSA member. I rather suspect the ones that have lived more than 15 years or are in anything other than drooling dumpster eating poverty are the ones that manage to sell “recreational substances” let’s just say. Or that have family members that are financially eviscerating themselves to keep them alive.

          I think you’d find the ones that do not have either of these two things are… well. Dead would be my suspicion.

          The fear is passed down through generations when the elders are on or are preparing to go on fixed income. It’s more of an emotional tone than anything (and who can blame them, my math shows everything being awesome right up to retirement and then blam Thelma and Louise’s car over the side of a cliff)…

          You wanna fix the fear? Teach people for shit’s sake. We teach just about fuck-all in schools, and here you are with this perfectly… half…assed… banged up but mostly serviceable public school system… how about 2 years of “welcome to real fucking life” courses? Shit about savings? I mean this system is specifically designed to shove a light electric shock cattle prod up your ass and get you moving to make more shit to keep from starving as prices go up… and you don’t bother to tell anyone??? You don’t tell them that’s what’s going on? They have to fuck it up a few times in order to figure it out and get with the program? How about TELL THEM to begin with???

      18. The riot gear isn’t to stop blacks from rioting. They’re encouraged to riot and burn down everything they want. The riot gear is there to fight ordinary Americans who will riot once the dollar is devalued.

        • B.C.
          Get your own riot gear, like the list from ANON. and do it your self stop anyone that tries to burn down you place. Don’t wait for the COPS to show up. It will be too late. Remember when you need a cop at the 1500 block of N. Main St. He will be at the 1500 block of S. Main St.


      19. Equality, What a Joke.

        There has never been and never will be Equality!!!

        There will always be someone Bigger, Faster, Stronger and Smarter than someone else. It is nature. This how the species survives. Dumb them down and they revert to lowest common denominator. ANIMALS!!!!

        Man can write out some rules that has to be followed and they will make people equal when it comes to the rules, but that is it.

        Marx did and they found that at the T.P. factory the guy standing next to the one arm guy was making the same amount of money as he was, working the same ungodly hours, and because he had two hands he was putting out twice that the one arm guy was doing. So he slowed down, and only put out the same amount. Now that made them equal? “Butt” productivity slowed down.

        I wish they would stop blaming inequality. Its not that it is that we have dumbed down our self to wait for all the slower, dumber, lazier people, and now we are reaping the rewards. Let us not have a WINNING team because it will hurt the feelings of the other team, because they will realizes they are slower, weaker, and not as smart, and their feeling will be hurt. My answer is to work harder, practice longer, and study harder. Stop holding people back.

        This is what they want, and now we got it. The Alpha’s among us will stand one day. The true human will wake up and say enough is enough. If you can’t keep up too bad. The leaches and Zombies (as the are now) will scream and cry it ain’t fair. We will have civil unrest. We let this happen. The leaches and zombies will loose. We tried to make every one equal in all matters, sport, school, ECT., and our Country is falling apart. We are not equal. We are only EQUAL under the Laws, of God, and Man.

        I see very troubled times coming and so do the Elite. They tend to be smarter so watch what they are doing, but be one step ahead of them by being stronger, and better prepared.

        Rant over.

        • “They tend to be smarter”
          Smarter than what?
          Rather than smarter i would say they tend to be more questionable.

        • Sarge, that rant was one of your best posts ever. BRAVO!

        • Always liked your posts Sgt. This one really hit home. Those people will be eliminated rather quickly as they rely on the nanny state. Most will eliminate each other in urban killing fields and the rest will be dealt with by the “redneck rebels”. I’m overweight, I have health problems and not too far from retirement age and know I won’t be part of the general population when things are done, but by God I’ll take as many as I can with me before I go. My children and your children deserve it. Molon Labe.

          • H.M.
            By the grace of God I’m in perfect health. I’m also retired, but still work part time. This way I can stray intouch with INFO that comes out so I can help the Folks here.

            Some folks don’t think I will but I will.

            You do know that it is never to late to get back into shape. Remember there are your kids and grandkids depending on you. Please do what you can do. I don’t know if you believe in God. I do and I put a lot of the load on Him. I just seems to make it easier on me.


        • Just because you are right I suppose you think that gets you something? Good Luck

        • Pfff “the alphas among us”. I didn’t know the Rothschilds read this shit.

      20. Two subjects to the article. Bummer.

        Forget the elites. The cops are prepping. If they can stop a riot, isn’t that good? If they shut down an effort for Ferguson/Baltimore 2.0, isn’t that why we’ve hired them?

        • Just look across the pond. The riot gear is not for the violent leech gang. Just like in Europe, .gov will concentrate their efforts on people trying to resist the FSA.

      21. I think the elite are operating on two levels.
        One: divide and conquer thru massive integration of race then hostility between them and weakening each races unique traditions and customs and moral codes.

        Two: hold them in slavery/servitude but never let them know who has enslaved them or how it is being done, the Southern Poverty Law Center, anti-defamation league, AIPAC, Bob Zio Media,
        Zionist control over Banking, Government, Publishing, Sports, Academia, Entertainment, war and peace, in other words the Zionist/Communist NWO that has been secretly conspiring against the 98 per cent of humanity is now the focus of an ever increasing segment of the general population. This exposure makes them vulnerable. They want to dominate but remain out of the spotlight like the mafia which they are, criminals in Brooks Brothers Suits.

      22. Im of the opinion its manifest destiny all over again. The so called middle class who own land buisnesses ,guns ect are the target this time. Everything that has been enacted free trade, give the UN more authority, paint everyone as racist. It all because the elete no longer want or need the middle class. They don’t need the middle class production. The don’t need the votes. So they drove away the good jobs. Make & allow everyone that they can to be dependent on the government. give them EBT let them buy the hormone fast food. Turn them into sickly land wales. And never push hard enough to force a outright mass uprising. just keep picking away at the fringes. stage false flag events to justify going after a target. And that’s what is indeed happening a slow osmosis to replace the middle class with peons & serfs. Some they will use as cannon fodder & agitators. And when they are done with them they have a biological weapon that specifically targets their race. Man I really Hope Nibiru is real. If it was to occur it wouldn’t matter who or what you are. everyone would be in the same lake left to sink or swim on their own.

        • Old Guy
          If you don’t get your way, destroy the planet? Second childhood talk. Do your children know? Perhaps medication and counseling?

          • Rebecca

            You missed it by a country mile.

            Nibiru is only the catalyst to get everyone off their ass to do what is needed to do. We have had incidents that in some peoples minds should have started the revolution. Nothing happened. Why? Not enough impact to even lift an eyebrow. Did Not concern them or directly involved them. It is when the whole nation is as one in its objective will we act. Trump is an indication of the sub anger there is in the nation but not enough to go after those in power. But only “half of a polarized nation” believes there needs to be change.

            • ANNO
              I would have to say I agree with you!!!!!

          • Nibiru will not destroy the planet. It would be a end of an age earth change event. Not everyone would die. Supposively it makes a appearance about every 3600 years. Supposively the last time was during the time of the Exidous? What it would do is make it a stone age existence. Separate the wheat from the chaff really fast. Nothing but a Root Hawg or die survival of the fittest. The old, the fat , the lazy, the overeducated idiots who don’t know how to do anything for themselves, the sickly, anyone dependent on others to be their enabler . Those kind of parasites will be the first to perish. Those who are self reliant and have Know How will be the ones who will pass on their superior genetic traits. Im 90% swede & german and closer to 70 than 60. and I can and do out work most folks half my age. Ok heres a prep tip. If you are diabetic. grow Solomon seal. It can be of use to help control diabetes. No big pharma doctor will tell you about stuff like this. High colestorol grow & eat Kale. You livestock is wormy use Mugwort or as its often called Worm wood. They also call Nibiru Worm Wood?

          • Rebecca;
            Remember Philo?

      23. Why should the major cities bother spending 10s of MILLIONS of $$$$$s on riot gear – when they have absolutely NO intention of using it ….

        Chicago got a huge Fed grant for riot gear for planned hosting of the Economic Conference and NATO Conference – riot gear for 10,000 cops … wasn’t even a single helmet or shield deployed at the latest Trump Rally rioting – interfer with the BLM? – you have to be kidding ….

      24. Stay ahead of the game. Get your preps / gear in order and keep your eyes and ears open. If you see more robust government or leo vehicles around your town or the local news talking about expanding military / police force, fuel – food prices going up then you know things are starting to happen. Always have your gear ready to go and always have a back up plan and even a 3rd choice just in case. Listen – Look – Learn = Live.

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