'Science fiction like' weapons on tap for political conventionsSubmitted by StaxBrix on Tue, 07/08/2008 - 21:39
The political parties are arming themselves, in preparation for their respective conventions.
Congress has approved $100 million to pay for security expenses at this summer's presidential nominating conventions, with $50 million dedicated to each party.
CNN's Ed Lavendera reports that Denver and St. Paul officials have said that the types of weapons being purchased are "top secret."
Apart from the traditional pepper spray and rubber bullets employed by police for controlling large protests, Denver, Colorado and St. Paul, Minnesota officials may be spending large sums on weapons CNN calls 'science fiction like'.