Here's Who Profits From The Ferguson Riots

Tyler Durden's picture

As Smedley Butler famously wrote "War is a racket," and despite those words being said 80 years ago, the last few weeks of violence in Ferguson have shown him correct as at least two firms have benefitted greatly. As Truthout reports, the majority of the munitions being used by police against protesters are made by Combined Systems or by the Defense Technology brand of the Safariland Group. The following map explores the owners and executives of these companies...


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Source: LittleSis

Analysis of less-lethal weapons deployed against residents of Ferguson, Missouri reveals that police are using decades-old tear gas and riot control agents that may pose health risks to the community.

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duo's picture

I don't always breathe tear gas, but when I do, it's Defense Technology's "Tear-x"

"Stay weepy, my friends."

SemperFudge's picture

Begs the question... how DOES one advertise tear gas? 



Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

Begs the question... how DOES one advertise tear gas? 

They go to the local hood and fire a few on innocent bystanders and watch the result. What do you think they do? /sarc

kaiserhoff's picture

Free cigarettes and Mad Dog 20/20 sounds pretty profitable to me.

Anusocracy's picture

Not as good as government.

Everything it has it got for free.

q99x2's picture

He's making a list. Checking it twice. Going to find out who's naughty or nice. Santa Claus is coming to town.

Round and round the mullberry bush the monkey chased the weasel. And, so on M"Fers.

Redhotfill's picture

As has said before....   Because Obama!

Oh yeah I forgot, they have to get rid of the old stock so they can have fresh stuff thats even more potent when these people really have something to be pissed about...

alexcojones's picture

Israel police trainers profit, right?

Sinnedi's picture

Thank you for bringing the plan closer and faster to us. 


The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.

bitterwolf's picture

logic goes to your mind to die.

MontgomeryScott's picture

Sinnedi is offering a quote.

I don't recall the author, as I read so much of this stuff that I have to do 'data dumps' of unimportant info (like names of individuals); but the tome in question was an outline of the three world wars written back around the turn of the 20th century from a Satan-worshipping perspective. The first two took place very closely aligned with descriptions in this tome, by the way.

The next war planned will involve a conflaguration between the Zionists and the radicalized Muslims (really, two sides of the same coin, if they would stand back and take a look at themselves); with all parts of the entire weaponized globe being dragged in to try to settle this connflict. The world will be brought to the brink of literal annialation (thus giving the Satanic god referenced the opportunity to step in and restore 'order'. From chaos, order. 'Novus Ordo Seclorum' is the spoken and printed promise.).

There is no HUMAN logic in this, of course, 'bitterwolf'.

Humans didn't write what Sinnedi is quoting from (they just wrote down their 'inspired text').

It's not about MONEY, silly humans, it's about POWER and CONTROL. AVARICE is the means by which humans can be manipulated (with the promises of MONEY beyond the wildest dreams of, well, AVARICE) to accomplish what their chosen masters desire to occur on this planet.

You may downvote Sinnedi (or myself); but bear in mind you are downvoting the MESSENGER because of the MESSAGE.

Choose well this day whom you serve. I don't serve the ones who desire power and control and ultimately the DEATH of the entire human race. You cannot love the Creator God and MONEY at the same time. That is JUST like cheating on your wife (or husband).

In the SHORT TERM, some slimy Satan-worshipping CEO's from Booz Allen and Carlysle will get rich (along with their 'partners' in the finance industry). WHO will truly benefit in the LONG TERM?



Jam Akin's picture

The source of the quote is highly illuminated adept Sovereign Grand Commander of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, Albert Pike.

Captain Jack Sparrow's picture


Buy the Ferguson Dip

Redhotfill's picture

What dip,  ammo was just returning to store shelves and now its gone, gone, gone!

cpnscarlet's picture

This really takes the "ZH esoterica" prize today. How about something a little more important than who makes a buck selling amo?

It doesn't matter anyway. Gold's still under 1300. Everything is just peachy in the land of the freebie and the home of the depraved. Cities smothered in riots, journalists beheaded, back to bombing Iraq - just noise.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Give it a few days we may actually see some real gods honest professional expose journalism from the MSM in tandem with the alt media on this one. Those groups need to have each others backs on this one because it could just as easily be one or the other that get targeted so they should have a vested interest here. Companies, connections and names.

If they can't get things like the purchase orders to document what these PD's are really receiving then groups like Anonymous need to step up and pry them loose through other means then.

loregnum's picture

Don't forget the race baiting media. They profit from this crap as well. 


mt paul's picture

lot of overtime

for the cops....


good for the GDP

Bluntly Put's picture

"Analysis of less-lethal weapons deployed against residents of Ferguson, Missouri reveals that police are using decades-old tear gas and riot control agents that may pose health risks to the community."

You know, if you follow that line of reasoing to it's ultimate conclusion you realize there are a lot of old nuclear, chemical and biological weapons laying around that will be very expensive to dispose of.


mt paul's picture

it costs more to store and maintain

all them nuclear weapons

than it cost to make them ...


the cost of freedom ...?

Flagit's picture

These extra police are probably earning overtime at, what, $40-$60/hr (+ hazard pay?), and possibly having lodging paid for if thye are coming from very far. Then there are meals. Fuel to run those trucks around. Tear gas and smoke bombs have to come from a box that will eventually be empty. The same for rubber bullets. Several arrests that use at least one zip-tie, but plastic is cheap and probably come in the 1000's. Gas-mask filters need replacing eventually. And gasoline for the cruisers.


Oh yea, more of Bammys costs.

SonoftheAR's picture



 You are not a machine.

Your natural genetic design does not tolerate 2-4 hours of travel per day, 8-12 hours of slave-labor 5-6 days per week, for whatever monetary compensation, on 5-6 hours of sleep, in a system built on penalistic principle and a life under judgmental SURVEILLANCE.

Like it or not, you are a human being.

Stress, harassment, constant financial worries, fear and a sense of inadequacy destroys the health of any human being.

 This is a scientific fact.

So why is it that we accept and tolerate a system that in actual reality demands that you erase your needs, and in effect commit a slow joyless suicide, for someone else's profit?

 You have a choice.

Stop pretending that you don't. (Unknown)


daveO's picture

Starve the beast! The welfare state. 

MontgomeryScott's picture

Do you have an issue following orders? Feeling a little 'human' once in a while? Tired and run-down from 12-hour shifts herding citizens?

Let's ask Sgt. Stedenko what HE does.

'For those days when I just can't seem to perform, I found the perfect remedy; and I spell it:






'I take ROIDS every day! I'm up and at'em at the 6 A.M. revelee, and sometimes, I can't stop until after midnight!'

(ROIDS may have side effects, like a small penis size and lack of ability to maintain erection, irritability, spousal abuse, dog-shooting, bitch-slapping 78-year-old Grandmothers for no reason, fits of rage, raids on houses with the wrong address, shooting your own children to death, and extreme paranoiac schizophrenic episodes. Before stopping dosage, consult with your local mayor, squad leader, or qualified Zionist handler from either CIA or Mossad. If anyone tells you that you are a fucking frakking asshole Roid-head, you should immediately tazer the son-of-a-bitch for daring to question your authority.)

SmittyinLA's picture  they kick back to whoever, completely apolitical 

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

The full truthout article which also brings some more color to the graphics.

vietnamvet's picture

I've read reports that much of the military gear being handed to police is brand new.  So we now have American war manufacturers producing military arms to be used against American citizens, and at a reasonable profit I'm sure.  I think its fair to say that the corporate owned US government is essentially waging open war against its poor and/or colored residents.  This is having the desired effect of dividing up various communities against each other, as a distraction from the corporate takeover and ongoing plundering.

daveO's picture

Citizens in name only(CNO's). They don't work or pay taxes. They only exist because the Democrat party needs a sure thing on election day.

Bumbu Sauce's picture

St. Louis gun shops are profiting off of this.  Sales up 3-7X

Bumbu Sauce's picture


Video of yesterday's shooting of the knife wielding suspect at Riverview and McLaran(AKA Little Mosul)

robnume's picture

Yep, war is bidness and bidness is good! Fuck those greedy, self righteous corporate douchebags and the horses they rode in on. I guess they're just doing "god's work" in Ferguson.

Rootin' for Putin's picture

Everyone knows to start with the oldest stock first.

Siouxwestern's picture

Gosh you are right! Cops and the military should not buy munitions, and no one should manufacture munitions. Then all that bad stuff would just go away.

More Cowbell! More Unicorns!  We have solved it!

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

No the military grade stuff shouldn't go to the cops. It should go to the National Guard then develop the procedures about when the cops can sign out and how much munitions depending the situation at hand.

A militarized police force is a violation of Posse Comitatus (it is a standing local domestic army not militia and local PDs are not members of the Armed Forces) and should have never been allowed to happen in the first place.

daveO's picture

Water cannons work just as well (maybe better) for crowd control, with the added benefit of actually washing off the 'hood rats. If they get hurt by incendiaries, the tax slaves end up having to pay for that, too.

Rootin' for Putin's picture

After reading that article i would guess its a case of "throw as much of this shit as you can otherwise we have to pay to have it disposed of"

robertocarlos's picture

Little Ceasars Pizza took a loss but added good will to the balance sheet.

bid the soldiers shoot's picture

If this isn't a 'trick question', then the answer is VLADIMIR PUTIN.

You Silly Guys.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

I'd start with SNAP cards and Obama iPhones.  If that doesn't work, and apparently it didn't...

I'd use high tech toys:  Active Denial System (skin-heating microwaves), Water Cannons, and squirt Super Slippery Gels (good luck staying on your feet!).

If that fails, and the Muthafuckers still keep coming, I'd go straight to Robocops and T-1000s.  Else borrow a platoon of ISIS guys, and drop-ship 'em.

p.s. If they won't go to bed at the midnight Curfew, just pipe them a John Kerry speech.  That ought to put them to sleep.

drstrangelove73's picture

Ok,we've had a week of ZeroHedge plying the leftist MSM mantra that "cops kill unarmed black kids/ men everyday and it has to stop" meme,and just like in the Trayvon Martin case,and the Duke lacrosse case,when the facts come out,it's a nota so good fora the narrative.
NOW,it's clear that a 6 ' 4" 290 lb thug,fresh from robbing a convenience store beat the cop within an inch of his life before the fatal denouement.
Now what?

Siouxwestern's picture

I don't like seeing small town cops pull up looking like Patton's 3d. That's a recent concern.That said, you are correct, dead thug, good riddance; do you really expect the media to do a mea culpa? Set your alarm for unicorn week.

22winmag's picture

Like I said, the pigs ought to orchestrate events like this more often,


Better jobs security, more overtime, new equipment.

potato's picture

What part of "CHEMICAL WEAPONS" do people not understand?

Tear gas and pepper spray are chemical weapons of mass destruction. Tear gas (CS gas) doesn't just irritate tear ducts; it disables victims by asphyxiation (constriction of the esophagus).