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    National Guard Deployed to Philadelphia After Violence, Looting Explodes for the Second Night

    National Guard Deployed to Philadelphia After Violence, Looting Explodes for the Second Night

    Looting stores, rioting in neighborhoods.

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    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, activated the Pennsylvania National Guard to Philadelphia after violence erupted for the second night in a row.

    From Fox News:

    Several hundred guardsmen will assist local agencies in “protecting life, property and the right to peacefully assemble and protest,” Lt. Col. Keith Hickox said in a statement Tuesday. “We are able to conduct operations in support of civil authorities to enhance local law enforcement’s ability to provide continued public safety and critical infrastructure security.”

    The move by Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, to activate the guard is a stark difference from other Democratic governors who have been hesitant or slow to mobilize troops in response to unfolding unrest.

    The Philadelphia Police Department will also beef up its presence across the city in anticipation of possible unrest over the death of Walter Wallace Jr., 27, city leaders said.

    “For today and this evening, we anticipate the chance of additional incidents of civil unrest and, as such, we will be taking additional steps to ensure order,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said during a news conference along with Mayor Jim Kenney and city leaders.

    All you need to do is watch these videos. Somehow looting and destroying private property helps bring racial equality.

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    In Oklahoma with the riots months ago the guard was mobilized and two guardsmen were assigned to each police officer. Some but not a lot of property damage occurred. Arrests were made.

    A few days later a protest in a local small town was met with numerous country guys Open carrying ar-15s who lined up in front of the glass windows. No one got hurt, no windows broken, no stores looted. Protesters had the opportunity to have their say.

    I guess these responses by officials and private citizens kinda took the fun out of the riots (protests?). There hasn’t been much in the way of riots/protests since.


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