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TextChicago - Blackhawks and A/MH-6 Little Bird helicopters used by special forces circling low through downtown Chicago skies made for a scary scene along the Chicago River, as they rattled windows flying among the city's skyscrapers.The training exercise comes as the city found out some of the details of what the Secret Service wants for security at next month's summit at McCormick Place.
The U.S. government —footing the security bill — is looking for a single vendor to deliver a variety of goods and services at a fixed price, starting on May 14, including:♦ Portable high-security vehicle barriers to withstand the impact of a 15,000-pound vehicle hitting it at up to 50 mph. The barrier needs to be installed within one hour or less.The Secret Service is looking for between 10,000 and 20,000 linear feet of standard road-side concrete barriers
.♦ Crowd control “barricade systems”: 8-foot-high steel fences with 1/8-inch steel mesh “to mitigate/disperse thrown liquids.” The barricade must be “environmentally sensitive” but strong enough to not be pulled or pushed down, “taken apart, set on fire and easily climbed on.”
FOX Chicago News viewers called in, describing men with automatic weapons, hanging out of helicopters
Originally posted by MESSAGEFROMTHESTARS
I wonder what would happen if no company/vendor answers the call?
I'm not all that up to date, as to what the summit is in regards to, so excuse my ignorance. But this is seemingly a government meeting, would then the government have authority to commandeer such apparatuses?
edit on 4/17/2012 by 12m8keall2c because: removed unnecessary quote of entire opening post