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Trump says he's sending federal assistance to address Wisconsin protests

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President Trump on Wednesday said he would send federal officers to Kenosha, Wis., as the city grapples with unrest after the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
White House officials and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) spoke by phone, according to Trump, and the governor accepted federal assistance with responding to the increasingly volatile demonstrations in response to Blake's shooting.

"We will NOT stand for looting, arson, violence, and lawlessness on American streets," Trump tweeted.

"TODAY, I will be sending federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, WI to restore LAW and ORDER!" he added.

Evers's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The governor had already activated the National Guard and tweeted late Tuesday that he planned to increase its presence "to ensure individuals can exercise their right safely, protect state buildings and critical infrastructure, and support first responders and fire fighters."


https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/513777-trump-says-hes-sending-federal-assistance-to-address-wisconsin

It doesn't say it here, but I read elsewhere the number of National Guardsmen that are being deployed is around 1500.



 
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Well after that wackjob starting shooting people in the street last night, they're probably going to need them cause this thing might just be getting worse.
 

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Well after that wackjob starting shooting people in the street last night, they're probably going to need them cause this thing might just be getting worse.

It'll definitely get worse if this is a repeat of the last federal "assistance" Trump sent.
 

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It'll definitely get worse if this is a repeat of the last federal "assistance" Trump sent.

Well they can't go around black bagging people. But given the events of last night, we could be looking at an OK Corral situation. So while we do need to avoid the jack booted thugs route this time, we are going to need to assert some level of control and peace. We can't let folk run around shooting each other in the streets like last night.
 

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Well they can't go around black bagging people. But given the events of last night, we could be looking at an OK Corral situation. So while we do need to avoid the jack booted thugs route this time, we are going to need to assert some level of control and peace. We can't let folk run around shooting each other in the streets like last night.

All the more reason to hope it's done right this time. The murdering kid drove across state lines to be there. I wouldn't be surprised if many of the other 'militia' people didn't do the same. And I rather suspect they're looking to confront protesters.

The police already there bear some responsibility for what happened, too.

The confrontation near the gas station unfolded after police dispersed protesters outside the Kenosha County Courthouse who had begun launching fireworks at officers protecting it. Police responded with tear gas and drove protesters in the direction of the gas station, where they were met by armed men — members of what police described as vigilante militia groups that have descended on the city.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/26/jacob-blake-kenosha-police-protests/

And it's not like that was some coincidence. They already knew the armed 'militia' people were there.


Cell phone footage shows Kenosha police telling armed insurrectionists, “We appreciate you guys. We really do,” and giving them bottles of water. Shortly after this video was taken, one of these men shot and killed two protesters and wounded another.


Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse arrested for murder after cops let him flee out of state – Raw Story

https://twitter.com/randomanne/status/1298505513764782080





Things are already going to get worse before they get better. The feds better be on their best behavior.
 

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Better late than never.

That governor could have put a stop to this destruction and killing before it got out of control if he'd done more from the get-go. His 150 National Guard and then another 100 National Guard was a pitiful, wasted effort.

But that's okay. Trump will deal with it, like he did in Minnesota.
 

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Better late than never.

That governor could have put a stop to this destruction and killing before it got out of control if he'd done more from the get-go. His 150 National Guard and then another 100 National Guard was a pitiful, wasted effort.

But that's okay. Trump will deal with it, like he did in Minnesota.

Or Seattle or Portland? :mrgreen:

I agree the State should have put an end to the riots early on. Maybe Trump can find a way to reduce the number of police shootings.
 

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It'll definitely get worse if this is a repeat of the last federal "assistance" Trump sent.

No, Kenosha co unlike Oregon will actually prosecute people arrested.

Unlike Portland there’s a substantial armed middle class in the Midwest willing to go vigilante
 

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Or Seattle or Portland? :mrgreen:

I agree the State should have put an end to the riots early on. Maybe Trump can find a way to reduce the number of police shootings.


Or the Dept of Justice needs to arrest public officials and figures who denigrate police before investigations are complete
 

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Or the Dept of Justice needs to arrest public officials and figures who denigrate police before investigations are complete

Not sure what crime that would be. I do agree people should wait till the investigation is done before reacting. That doesn't happen on the streets or on this forum.
 

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All the more reason to hope it's done right this time. The murdering kid drove across state lines to be there. I wouldn't be surprised if many of the other 'militia' people didn't do the same. And I rather suspect they're looking to confront protesters.

The police already there bear some responsibility for what happened, too.

The confrontation near the gas station unfolded after police dispersed protesters outside the Kenosha County Courthouse who had begun launching fireworks at officers protecting it. Police responded with tear gas and drove protesters in the direction of the gas station, where they were met by armed men — members of what police described as vigilante militia groups that have descended on the city.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/26/jacob-blake-kenosha-police-protests/

And it's not like that was some coincidence. They already knew the armed 'militia' people were there.


Cell phone footage shows Kenosha police telling armed insurrectionists, “We appreciate you guys. We really do,” and giving them bottles of water. Shortly after this video was taken, one of these men shot and killed two protesters and wounded another.


Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse arrested for murder after cops let him flee out of state – Raw Story

https://twitter.com/randomanne/status/1298505513764782080





Things are already going to get worse before they get better. The feds better be on their best behavior.

And by best behavior you should mean kettle these bitches in at all sides, gas the snot out of them until they surrender then haul the lot of them in for every felony charge that can be stuck

Vigilantes were only there because the governor didn’t take the violent riots and destruction of people’s property seriously
 
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Not sure what crime that would be. I do agree people should wait till the investigation is done before reacting. That doesn't happen on the streets or on this forum.


Inciting a riot, fomenting insurrection, deprivation of civil rights come to mind

Tony Evers is blaming cops for shooting the violent degenerate Jake Blake and making the Antifa sound like innocent victims in the shootings.

He should be charged with fomenting insurrection
 

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Trump can't deploy federal troops in a city unless he has the state governor's permission.


He can have federal troops guard a federal building, apparently. But they can't participate in riot control without permission.
 

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Inciting a riot, fomenting insurrection, deprivation of civil rights come to mind

Tony Evers is blaming cops for shooting the violent degenerate Jake Blake and making the Antifa sound like innocent victims in the shootings.

He should be charged with fomenting insurrection

If an official came out and made a statement the police were justified in the shooting some people will riot.
If an official came out and made a statement the police were not justified in the shooting, some people will riot.

Best thing is for the officials to make no comment or give only known facts at the time. Request people to remain calm as the event is investigated.
 

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If an official came out and made a statement the police were justified in the shooting some people will riot.
If an official came out and made a statement the police were not justified in the shooting, some people will riot.

Best thing is for the officials to make no comment or give only known facts at the time. Request people to remain calm as the event is investigated.

Calling the police unjustified only legitimizes riots.

And allowing them to claim mantle of 1A is even worse.

We’re at the point where any time police shoot a black criminals the troops should be leaving barracks within the hour
 

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Cell phone footage shows Kenosha police telling armed insurrectionists, “We appreciate you guys. We really do,” and giving them bottles of water. Shortly after this video was taken, one of these men shot and killed two protesters and wounded another.

Wisconsin is an open-carry state with no permit or license needed to carry a gun in public.

And they wonder why there is violence when Boogaloo Bois and O9A members from all over the US show up with loaded semi-auto rifles.
 

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Or Seattle or Portland? :mrgreen:

I agree the State should have put an end to the riots early on. Maybe Trump can find a way to reduce the number of police shootings.

If the Washington or Oregon governors ask Trump to deal with their riots, he will be happy to.
 

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Well after that wackjob starting shooting people in the street last night, they're probably going to need them cause this thing might just be getting worse.

This by itself will make things worse.
 

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If the Washington or Oregon governors ask Trump to deal with their riots, he will be happy to.

I'm okay with him jamming his foot in this particular hornet's nest right now.
 

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If an official came out and made a statement the police were justified in the shooting some people will riot.
If an official came out and made a statement the police were not justified in the shooting, some people will riot.

Best thing is for the officials to make no comment or give only known facts at the time. Request people to remain calm as the event is investigated.

The anarchists and the looters don't give a crap about the shooting.

The best thing is for the officials to flood the area with National Guard, establish a curfew at sunset, arrest anyone who violates the curfew and throw the book at them.

The riots will die away in two days.
 

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No, Kenosha co unlike Oregon will actually prosecute people arrested.

Unlike Portland there’s a substantial armed middle class in the Midwest willing to go vigilante

Just Like Oregon Kenosha Police are willing to turn a blind eye towards RW terrorists trying to incite further violence.
 

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All the more reason to hope it's done right this time. The murdering kid drove across state lines to be there. I wouldn't be surprised if many of the other 'militia' people didn't do the same. And I rather suspect they're looking to confront protesters.

The police already there bear some responsibility for what happened, too.

The confrontation near the gas station unfolded after police dispersed protesters outside the Kenosha County Courthouse who had begun launching fireworks at officers protecting it. Police responded with tear gas and drove protesters in the direction of the gas station, where they were met by armed men — members of what police described as vigilante militia groups that have descended on the city.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/26/jacob-blake-kenosha-police-protests/

And it's not like that was some coincidence. They already knew the armed 'militia' people were there.


Cell phone footage shows Kenosha police telling armed insurrectionists, “We appreciate you guys. We really do,” and giving them bottles of water. Shortly after this video was taken, one of these men shot and killed two protesters and wounded another.


Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse arrested for murder after cops let him flee out of state – Raw Story

https://twitter.com/randomanne/status/1298505513764782080





Things are already going to get worse before they get better. The feds better be on their best behavior.

Everybody get out your tinfoil hats.

Did the police also use microwave subliminal messages to force a "protester" to chase Rittenhouse across a parking lot, and attack him?
 

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I'm okay with him jamming his foot in this particular hornet's nest right now.

The Dem leaders don't want Trump involved. When he puts an end to the riots, HE gets the credit. The Dems would rather see their cities burn than see Trump get credit for anything.

Evers...after last night...found himself between a rock (the killings) and a hard place (Trump getting credit). He made the right choice.
 

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The Dem leaders don't want Trump involved. When he puts an end to the riots, HE gets the credit. The Dems would rather see their cities burn than see Trump get credit for anything.

Evers...after last night...found himself between a rock (the killings) and a hard place (Trump getting credit). He made the right choice.

Dismissed.
 
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