Sunday, August 14, 2016

Gov. Scott Walker calls up police state

Associated Press (, 8-14-16); Pat Macpherson, Pfc. Sandoval, Wisdom Quarterly
Car burns as crowd of 100+ gathers following fatal shooting of a black man in Milwaukee, Aug. 13, 2016. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that officers got in their cars to leave at one point, and some in the crowd started smashing a squad car's window, and another vehicle, pictured, was set on fire. The gathering occurred in the neighborhood where a Milwaukee officer shot and killed a man police say was armed hours earlier during a foot chase (Calvin Mattheis/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP).

Gov. Walker activates Guard after "unrest"
Police in foreground, fire behind (AP)
MILWAUKEE, USA - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker activated his state's National Guard on Sunday to help police in Milwaukee if violent protests persist following the fatal shooting of a man by officers who said he was fleeing a traffic stop.

Murderer hides in the shadows ready to kill with impunity (AP).
Minor public damage by vandals and protesters (AP)
Riots are good times for selfies (AP).
At least four businesses were burned and one police officer was hurt in violence that broke out Saturday night a few hours after the officer-involved shooting. Police said the man had a handgun. The protests happened on the city's predominantly black north side. The races of the man and the officer weren't immediately released, but an alderman called the violence a warning sign from black residents "tired of living under this oppression." More (The Latest)

Row of cop cars burns (Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, Dead Kennedys)

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