(BI) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker activated the National Guard on Sunday to help law enforcement if needed after approximately 100 individuals rioted the night before in Milwaukee over the fatal police shooting of an armed man.
“[I] have activated the Wisconsin National Guard to be in a position to aid local law enforcement upon request,” Walker said in a press release announcing the decision.
The decision, made in conjunction with Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and Adjutant General Donald Dunbar, came after four businesses were torched in a riot triggered by the shooting of an armed man who fled police at a traffic stop.
— TODAY’S TMJ4 (@tmj4) August 14, 2016
We had a feeling it was only a matter of time before Sheriff Clarke — a man known for NOT taking any BS — stepped up to the plate to keep the good people of Milwaukee safe tonight and for the rest of this week.
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