Tuesday, February 14, 2012

After FOP 7 demands city to buy face shields... Chicago buys face shields to protect cops from G-8 protesters


Photo: Chicago police won’t be taking any chances this time. Officers confronting protesters during the G-8 and NATO summits won’t have to worry about getting chemicals, acid — or bodily fluids — in their eyes, thanks to a new shipment of waterproof protective shields the city is buying for their riot helmets.

Chicago Police officers facing off against protesters during the NATO and G-8 Summits will be equipped with new face shields that fit comfortably over gas masks and include a seal to prevent officers from being blinded by liquids thrown at them.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has awarded a $193,461 emergency contract to Colorado-based Super Seer Corp. for the purchase of 3,057 new and improved shields to be used by officers on the front lines during the May 19-21 summits at McCormick Place.

The contract marks the first use of the sweeping power granted to Emanuel to purchase goods and services for the summits — without City Council approval or competitive bidding — provided those items cannot be purchased under existing contracts.

The new shields demanded by the Fraternal Order of Police apparently fall into that category.

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37 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is going to be one huge clusterfuck.

Anonymous said...

3,057?? I thould there was 13,000+ CPD, whew thank the number counters of chicago!! I guess I won't have to go the giant marshmallow roast after all. Tier 2 baby!!! I can see the line out the door at the medical section already

Anonymous said...

So there are only going to be 3057 shields handed out? Aren't my eyes important too if I'm number 4000 on the street?

Tico said...

Hey anyone checked out the Video of the riots in Athens this week??
Get ready little pig's get ready.

I Voted For Obama said...

Obama would like everyone to know that this contract had nothing to do with the fact that
Super Seer gave a large donation to the Committee to Re-Elect Obama.

Anonymous said...

How many of those shields will go to non front line bosses. Huh...
Will there be accountability. Not in Chicago. Windy City

Anonymous said...

February 14, 2012 10:33 AM

Hey hippy, those police were unarmed. I have no problem shooting into a crowd of violent protestors, did it over in the sandbox I'll do it here again. I'm going home safe to my family, look me up, so I can send you to your family in a fucking box.

Anonymous said...

It's sad that the city has to be "forced" to equip the troops.

Anonymous said...

I have a few questions. If we are expecting international protesters (read thugs) how are they getting into this country and why are they not on no fly lists? Many of these people have been IDed and arrested in Europe so why can't their photos and fingerprints be given to ICE to stop then at the borders?

If anyone has answers please respond.

Anonymous said...

Tico said...

Hey anyone checked out the Video of the riots in Athens this week??
Get ready little pig's get ready.

February 14, 2012 10:33 AM
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You're awfully tough for a fucker that faces people that aren't allowed to kick his fucking ass until it bleeds. You liberals are always cowards, whether accosting Viet Nam vets that aren't allowed to kill you or now, the police that are supposed to hug you when you try to maim us.

Why don't you try something that might actually be dangerous, go by a Mosque and talk some shit and see what happens you fucking atheist piece of shit. Oh, I forgot, liberals only pick at police and Christians, they don't react lethally.

G8 gonna be Great said...

Looking forward to meeting all You tools of Wealth this spring.

P.O. Randy Stevens, Dist. 018 said...

Anonymous said... It's sad that the city has to be "forced" to equip the troops. Feb 14 1:29 PM

Yes, my friend it is VERY sad, and just goes to show that the Mayor the City Council do not care about us, or our safety, at all.

Additionally: to equip the entire department would cost a little over $500,000, which the Mayor is refusing to do, so I guess that means if you are NOT issued this shield, then you will NOT be expected to go anywhere near the front lines. The City always has millions upon millions to pay for frivolous lawsuits, but can't scrape up half a million to do something TINY for our safety.

Have any of you gone to the website for the helmet and shield? This "motorcycle" helmet, even with the gasket-shield, is NOT designed to be riot gear! That company sells professional, heavy duty riot helmets and gear, designed to withstand the onslaught of physical attacks and objects thrown at us. Of course, the same City management that VOLUNTEERS to "host" this event and thus, volunteers OUR police service, would never dream of actually making us prepared.

If any of you are injured in ANY WAY during this G8/NATO week, and the injury could have been prevented by PROFESSIONAL-GRADE riot gear, then immediately file your lawsuit against the City!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you! I shot and cut off sand niggers ears because they were a threat to me in desert storm!! These hippies aren't a threat to me and if they want to try me let's do it!! I was there for a year and did some damage! These hippies can't leave mommys side for more than 12 hrs!! I was trained to kill by the best and I did my best for our country and this is what we have to out up with!!

Anonymous said...

So the other 2 out of every 3 police officers don't have to go to the G8 because they don't have the proper face shield?????

Maybe the city will give them protective clear plastic garbage bags to put over their helmits?

On Standby.

Polishing My riot Stick said...

I was too Young to remember the last time Hippies took on the CPD during the Democratic convention,, tell Me again, Who won?????

Anonymous said...

When I bid my vacation I took off these weeks.
I'll be in Arizona watching the clusterfuck on TV.
I'll drink a cold one for you.

Tico said...

Arms act Baby Arms act.. Nos vamos a la guerra no joda!!!

Anonymous said...

Tico, get ready for what. you can do whatever you want we don't give a fuck!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I have a few questions. If we are expecting international protesters (read thugs) how are they getting into this country and why are they not on no fly lists? Many of these people have been IDed and arrested in Europe so why can't their photos and fingerprints be given to ICE to stop then at the borders?

If anyone has answers please respond.

February 14, 2012 1:31 PM


Because the government wants them here.

Anonymous said...

gotta keep up appearances for your NWO chronies. you fucks would protect hitler reincarnated if there was a buck in it.

Anonymous said...

Hey hippy, those police were unarmed. I have no problem shooting into a crowd of violent protestors, did it over in the sandbox I'll do it here again. I'm going home safe to my family, look me up, so I can send you to your family in a fucking box.

anyone with any common sese can see you are ill.a perfect candidate for blackwater/xe.lemme guess youve been fucked up ever since you saw some sailor fukin mommy.

Homicide/Justifiable said...

These dimwit hippies think they can throw molotovs at us like they do in Greece and France and not get their ass shot. We have a surprise for those arsonists putting us in fear of death or great bodily harm.

Oh My God! said...

This comes out to $63.28 per shield.
On their website a regular shield costs $30.00. Let's see, with the quantity and police discount that means that they just double the cost for Chicago. Even with a special design this is too much! Good thing 9.5 didn't have to get a bid on these.
Also does this mean that we only have 3,057 patrolmen now? What about the other 9,000 mystery police. Don't they deserve face protection?

Anonymous said...

Colorado-based Super Seer Corp:
who from the MACHINE runs this company???

Anonymous said...

WHY IS THIS FUCKING TOOL SHIELDS GOING ON NATIONAL TV ANNOUNCING TO THE WORLD CHICAGO PD IS NOT PREPARED AND UNDER TRAINED FOR G-8 WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THIS ASSHOLE? NOW WE ARE ALL FUCKED.

CALL IN THE NATIONAL GUARD AND ORDER ALL BUSINESS DOWNTOWN TO CLOSE UNTIL THESE PROTESTORS ARE GONE. IF MY KID GETS KILLED OR HURT IN ANYWAY, I WILL SUE SHIELDS, FOP, CPD AND CITY FOR EVERY DIME THEY HAVE.

Anonymous said...

MacNY said tonight that 1/3 the dept, or 2500 would be assigned to the G8 ,..... So what he said was there are only 7500 officers in CPD.

Anonymous said...

they found a ton of ww11 type german helmets in a warehouse in nyc and city was going to go with these but certain ppl said it would be total racist, not a joke but a fact,

Anonymous said...

Here's the deal hippie. you want to protest and break shit, go ahead. It'll get fixed. You want to jump around and throw a tantrum, go ahead. I don't care.
You put any Chicago Police officer in fear of being a victim of a battery or worse, I will follow every rule in on our use of force model. Up to and including killing you if necessary. I will not not be provoked by any childish actions, but I will use every legal tool available to me to prevent you from doing any harm to a Chicago Police Officer. Enjoy your protest and please spend lot's of money while you're here.

Cowboy Tim said...

I share Stevens' concerns about the quality of these so-called "new and improved" shields. They don't appear designed for riot use -- at all. No mention of tech specs on Super Seer's website, either. And I'm just a dumbfuck civilian (retired CPD cousin) -- not one of you guys, but I want you guys to have the best. Definitely NOT makin' me feel warm 'n fuzzy for V-Day.

Anonymous said...

To the hippy 99%, Tico et. al, I'm so thanking u in advance for all the over time I'll get out of this. That and I'll hopefully be forced to respond with a use of force that will result in watchin you do the electric bugaboo or club u like the hairy mole u are. I'm looking forward to this just as much as you are. Ok, I'm looking forward to it more. As someone else stated, u are cowards. Try grabbing me, hitting me, etc. face to face, you'll love my response!

Anonymous said...

Hey anyone checked out the Video of the riots in Athens this week??
Get ready little pig's get ready.

February 14, 2012 10:33 AM

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Oh, I'm ready........

Chalkie

Anonymous said...

G8 gonna be Great said...

Looking forward to meeting all You tools of Wealth this spring.

February 14, 2012 2:29 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Looking forward to meeting you too, tool.


Chalkie

TICO said...

Anonymous said...
To the hippy 99%, Tico et. al, I'm so thanking u in advance for all the over time I'll get out of this. That and I'll hopefully be forced to respond with a use of force that will result in watchin you do the electric bugaboo or club u like the hairy mole u are. I'm looking forward to this just as much as you are. Ok, I'm looking forward to it more. As someone else stated, u are cowards. Try grabbing me, hitting me, etc. face to face, you'll love my response!

February 15, 2012 12:27 AM


The fear is building in You aint it piggy? We will have more cameras and more dedicated People than You little oinkers. jajaja

Anonymous said...

How many of those shields will go to non front line bosses. Huh...
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Dude you had me laughing, "front line boss", how close do they have to be to be considered that???

Anonymous said...

I'm going home safe to my family, look me up, so I can send you to your family in a fucking box.
..
I shot and cut off sand niggers ears because they were a threat to me in desert storm!!
..
I was trained to kill by the best and I did my best for our country
..
That and I'll hopefully be forced to respond with a use of force that will result in watchin you do the electric bugaboo or club u like the hairy mole u are. I'm looking forward to this just as much as you are.
()

Now I have heard people talk shit before, but you take the cake. I should buy stock in the makers of scope mouthwash. Thanks for the laugh

Carlo said...

Anonymous said...
I'm going home safe to my family, look me up, so I can send you to your family in a fucking box.
..
I shot and cut off sand niggers ears because they were a threat to me in desert storm!!
..
I was trained to kill by the best and I did my best for our country

OOOOOOOOOO We so skeered We better not come to Cheecago to protest ooooooohhhhhhh u so bad,
Shit pussy Boy Your own Freinds would have capped yer ass if ever u were in combat,

Anonymous said...

Yeah great 1500 of these shields will be administerred to officers who will be working on the beats back on the district, desk officers, and a few will be given to officers on IOD..great now were only down to 1500++ to those who will actually be there at G8