Why so serious?
- Jan 2, 2009
- Reaction score
- Washington State
- Political Leaning
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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."
It doesn't say it here, but I read elsewhere the number of National Guardsmen that are being deployed is around 1500.