Cleveland Seeking To Buy Riot Gear For Republican National Convention


Cleveland is seeking to buy 2,000 sets of riot gear, including riot-control suits and collapsible batons, as part of the city’s latest move to spend a $50 million federal security grant for July’s Republican National Convention.

The city this week posted to its contracting website a notice seeking bidders to provide the gear. City documents refer to the “Elite Defender” riot-control suit manufactured by HWI Gear and a 26-inch baton manufactured by Monadnock, plus 2,000 bags to carry them.

The city also wants to buy 310 sets of riot-control gear — long-sleeve jackets, gloves and shin guards — that would be suitable for use by police riding bicycles. Read more at CLEVELAND.COM.




  1. This is a typical smear by the left wing. Why don’t they express the same “concern” regarding the Democrat convention? The media is already trying to portray the Republicans and their voters as a bunch of wild out of control white racist boor’s, while the Democrats are such civilized angels who couldn’t hurt a fly even if they tried.