Sunday, August 14, 2016

Unrest in Milwaukee

Police shot an armed man in Milwaukee last night, and, predictably, it turned into a riot.  We don't know what happened yet, but a few facts are starting to dribble out.
Police said the victim, 23, was armed with a handgun and shot dead by an officer after fleeing a traffic stop on Milwaukee's north side Saturday afternoon.
 Police said the man shot had a "lengthy arrest record" and was carrying a semiautomatic handgun reported stolen in a burglary in Waukesha in March.
 Milwaukee's mayor said the man was struck twice — in the chest and the arm — and that he believes the officer involved had a body camera on at the time of the shooting.
Of course we'll learn more in the coming days, and of course, the usual suspects aren't willing to wait to learn what actually happened.  We don't know lots about this event.  Not the race of the officers, not whether the man threatened police.  Any police action that results in a death is  suficient for a night of rioting and burning.

If everything progresses according to script, the BLM crowd will show up today to plan additional riots, lootings, and burnings.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

I think Sheriff Clark will put a stop to that, he's requested the National Guard. Also it appears the officer was also black and BOTH of the individuals in the car had 'lengthy' records.