MILWAUKEE — More than 100 police agencies are withdrawing from agreements to send personnel to bolster security at next month’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, in part because they’re concerned about a recent directive ordering police in the city to stop using tear gas to control crowds.
A citizen oversight commission last week directed Milwaukee’s police chief to publicly account for why the department used tear gas during protests in late May and early June after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and to change Milwaukee’s police policies to ban the use of tear gas and pepper spray. The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission said in its order that Police Chief Alfonso Morales could be fired if he fails to comply.
That order came amid intense scrutiny of police tactics at protests in Portland, Oregon, and elsewhere.
My son reported that while on riot duty in San Francisco, they were not allowed to use tasers. In some big cities the police can’t use pepper spray or they can’t use tear gas canisters or flash bangs. There is no consistency between agencies. It all hinges on the bias of these non-sworn city council people who have no clue about police work.
I don’t wish anyone to be hurt because of this foolish micromanaging of police, but if innocent people get hurt because police were not allowed to use the non-lethal weapons…I hope a big fat lawsuit follows. The council people should be individually sued too, the current law prevents this, but that law needs to go!
Is there a limit to how much the “silent majority” will take? Or has that body been absorbed into the hive?
There is a good possibility that our next president will need a caregiver.
Cities everywhere are being trashed, not just in California. Dissing and crippling our police is a popular recreation. The Deep State has been exposed, but nothing has happened to the rats that were uncovered.
We daily watch congressional leaders behaving like third graders without question or consequence. Felons are free to practice their trade without interruption, sometimes even applauded by the above-mentioned leaders.
The only criminals being punished are those that think the First and Second Amendments are still in effect.
Our fear of being called names is embarrassing. How do we get America to get up off her knees?
But I don’t want to sound too negative. I had a melanoma cut out and the lab says they got it all. I’ve lost ten pounds since I stopped eating out, and I haven’t run out of toilet paper.
Glad to hear you’re doing well.
Cherokee Jack, you said a lot and you were right on. How much more can the silent majority take? I wish I knew. I’m still trying to figure out how it is that law abiding people got mowed down at a Vegas country music event and yet vile, loathsome anarchists can riot and pillage out in the open and escape justice without a scratch?
Don’t blame those police departments one bit!
The Demwits have encouraged lawlessness, graffiti, demonstrations that have turned into riots and looting. Why in the world would any law enforcement group want to protect those stirring up violence?????
The upcoming DNC convention – if they even have one – may make the 1968 Chicago convention rioting in the look pale in comparison.
The silent majority does not now and has never supported Trump.