Georgia calls up National Guard as violence spikes in GA
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has called up 1,000 Georgia National Guard after a round of shootings and other violence accompanied protests in Atlanta over the weekend.
“Five people died, including an 8-year-old girl, and at least 30 people were injured, over the weekend,” says NPR.
“The Republican governor issued an executive order Monday that would send the National Guard to protect the state Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion and the Department of Public Safety’s headquarters, where close to 100 demonstrators set fire to part of the building early Sunday morning.”
Kemp decried the increasing violence in Atlanta and laid the blame at the feet of local authorities.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta said “enough is enough” on Monday in wake of the shooting death of eight-year-old Secoriea Turner on Saturday, who was struck by a bullet while sitting in a car with her mother.
Apparently that wasn’t enough for Kemp.
“Peaceful protests were hijacked by criminals with a dangerous, destructive agenda,” Kemp said. “Now, innocent Georgians are being targeted, shot and left for dead. … Enough with the tough talk — we must protect the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians.”
Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information on at least two people who were involved in the shooting death of Secoriea.
“You shot and killed a baby,” said Bottoms. “And there wasn’t just one shooter, there were at least two shooters.”
“You can’t blame this on a police officer,” she added. “You can’t say this about criminal justice reform. This is about some people carrying some weapons who shot up a car with an 8-year-old baby in the car for what?”
President Trump has been urging authorities to get tougher on crime in their communities including violence associated with Black Lives Matter protests.
Six weeks of non-stop shootings in Minneapolis, Seattle, Provo, Indianapolis, Chicago, New York and Atlanta, some associated with anti-police demonstrations, have left hundreds wounded and dead across the country.
June saw 270 shootings in New York city alone.
Major media, including ABC News and the Washington Post, have reported on an upsurge in violence. But rather than blame the anti-cop protests and general permissiveness of local leaders towards crime, ABC News has found what they say is the real culprit: COVID-19.
“As shootings surge across US, police see COVID’s crippling of justice system enabling crime,” says ABC.
“Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, cities across the country have seen a dramatic increase in shootings, and police in large cities like Chicago and New York said they are bracing for one of the most violent summers in decades,” reports the network.
The problem is that prisoners in big cities are being furloughed due to worries about inmate health because of outbreaks of COVID-19. The newly-released cons are spurring an increase in crime.
“We must keep violent offenders in jail longer. We should revamp the electronic monitoring program. It’s clearly not working,” said Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown.
Or you can call up the National Guard.
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This is what happens when you accommodate looters and savages who just want to destroy what they do not own. Lock them up and stop pacifying them. They’ll never be civilized.
You are so right.
No you can’t blame the murder on the Police. the blame lays on the Mayor . She should be charged with accessory to murder after she wouldnt back the police officers and then did nothing to stop the terrorist from pulling the trigger
Well my comment want post because I blame the murder on the Atlanta Mayor
If they like and want to shoot guns let’s ship them to ,I don’t know how Middle East and then they can shoot real enemies .they shoot back for justice
They need to bring back PUBLIC HANGING & that would stop the REPEAT OFFENDERS
This is what happens when you defund the police department and allow all of these protesters to take over your cities.
The National Guard must be fully empowered, including the use of deadly force, to stop these violent terrorists !
If government officials, movie stars, and mainstream media would call out these terrorists within the BlLM movement, rather than justify their cause, it might get better. And, yes, the National Guard should also do the trick.
Rather than justify their methods, I should say. Peaceful protest is constitutional, violence is not!
Can you say MARTIAL LAW. Then watch these protestors run for the hills. It’s time WE take back our country from the democrats, Soros, Clintons, Obama’s, antifa, BLM.
Of COURSE National Guard should already have been called out to Stone Mountain, GA..Militants (not militia) have been swarming the place for awhile now, and who knows where they come from..Stone Mountain City is NOT a large heavily populated city, but innocent people there need official assistance too, IMO…
At some point deadly force is going to have to be used, then maybe some would be shooters, vandals and thieving rioters will be too scared to continue all this crap.
I know it’s easier to let these sick liberal freaks burn, kill, loot and destroy because the governor will demand that the President rebuild everything with us tax dollars. Yhat way it’s all Trump’s fault.
It’s amazing how Trump said to utilize military personnel to help keep rioters and looters under control everyone said that’s wrong not gonna do it. I wonder if it physically hurts democrats to be so behind the curve to always be wrong.
How much are the left wing liberals and BLM pacifiers going to put up with? Along with ANTIFA? These groups are just using names that mask the terrorists who are members. They might as well be calling themselves ISIS or another suitable terror name? Let the National Guard start guarding our nation. This is not athird world country.
This should have never happened! 6- 7 weeks of unlawlessnes is too long I hold the mayor responsible for it going on this long. She needs to be held accountable! Prayers and condolences for the family of this child!!
Covid19 my ass. These cities have seen violent crime on the rise for the last 12 years. I used to love the Windy CITY. IT has become a slum.
Well the Democratic Mayor after saying that the NG wasn’t needed- has now change her mind- after an 8 year old death’s has forced her into “skipping” the elections games. Democrats don’t care for black people. WAKE UP, MY PEOPLE! #BLEXIT
I agree. Give them free reign.
Our country is going to hell in a hand basket. If Conservatives would organize peaceful rallies, I would attend. I love our country and want to preserve its uniqueness for our families.
This is not “some people”. This is BLM. BLM is a murderous, anti-family group.
As long as foolish,non thinking individuals keep voting these ultra, extreme leftist liberals into office things will only get worse(if that’s possible) with these Stalinistic,anti Americans.
Let the criminals stay in jail. Their deaths will be less of a loss to society than the deaths, violence and general mayhem these dirtbags cause. The Demoncratic Mayors and Governors who have knelt to BLM/Antifa – same, same – have created a general atmosphere of lawlessness and destroyed police moral. You ain’t seen nothing yet. This summer will be hell on earth. Defund police -how’s that working out for you? In all of the USA in all of 2019, there were twelve unarmed blacks and thirty-two unarmed whites killed. Let’s look at the blacks killed – cause obviously whites haven’t rioted and lionized criminals. Of the twelve – get ready for it – 2 were found to be unjustified and resulted in arrests of the cops involved. There is no systemic racism in Government. To claim so is moronic. We have law after law against discrimination in employment, social benefits, housing and more. Floyd was a bad man who ran into a bad cop on his bad day. Cop and later other four were arrested. NOTHING to do with Racism but a great excuse for a group identifying themselves on their website as MARXIST, that means COMMUNIST to those who lflock be under a rock, opposed to the”Patriarchy” – basically responsible fatherhood – and the nuclear family. Welcome to The future of the Demoncratic Party.
They r admitted communist. Their leaders. Do we really want socialism communism and Islam in this country
Wake up America!!!!
If any of the politicians who allowed or ENCOURAGED this behavior tries to file a federal claim for funding to rebuild – they should be immediately imprisoned for FRAUD! If any of us encouraged people to burn down our house and then filed a claim – we’d be looking at a few decades for fraud and arson.