The City of Denver is making sure that Denver police have the weaponry they are going to need for crowd control at the Democratic National Convention. Read about it and see photos and a video below.

The City of Denver is taking the threats being tossed out by various groups of protesters seriously. There are any number of groups that are very unhappy with the Democratic Party right now and all of them are saying they are going to Recreate 68.

There are the Hillary supporters who feel that Obama was selected, not elected. There’s the Florida and Michigan voters who feel their votes just got thrown out with the trash. There’s the average ‘typical’ middle American paying his union dues and wondering why the DNC candidate called him a Bible-thumbing xenophobe, whatever that means. There’s the anarchists who just like protesting. There’s groups like Code Pink, full of middle-aged housewives who join protests so they can feel like their lives actually have meaning. There’s moveon.org type groups that want the U.S. to surrender to every other country in the world for whatever their current reason. Then there will undoubtedly be racial and gender tensions, just because democrats have a tendency to focus on division rather than inclusion.

And of course, there are the always fun peace activists from the 60s who are having fantasies of recreating the anarchy and violence they enjoyed back in their youth. They have visions of free love, psychedelic dreams and crowd control using fire hoses.

They might be in for a surprise.

Denver isn’t going to rely on fire hoses this time around. They are stocking up on some pretty nasty weapons just in case all these groups follow through on their promises of doing their part for the political process by creating complete chaos. The weapons are of the non-lethal variety, but still, I wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of one of those pepper-spraying, taser-shooting guns.

The city received a $50 million federal grant for security. They are spending half of that on equipment and weapons and the other half to pay law enforcement officers. A portion of that has gone to buying 88 Mark IV launchers and projectiles that are ‘less than lethal’ but pretty intimidating all the same.

Interestingly, the ACLU is insisting pretty strongly that Denver needs to disclose all of their security plans. The city is saying ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? They aren’t going to show their hand while there are dozens of groups who want to bring the whole DNC down while its meeting in their city.

All of this is starting to scare the protesters. Its one thing to play music, dance naked and get hosed now and then, its a whole other thing to have an actual extended-range taser pointed at you (see photo of similar weapon above). What else might Denver have bought with those tax dollars the liberals just love doling out? I don’t know, but people were a little freaked when military helicopters buzzed the city today.


Denver Prepares for DNC – Video