Skip to comments.Toledo Police brace for possible civil unrest (Fears Election Riots!)
Posted on 11/04/2008 2:54:12 AM PST by xzins
TOLEDO, OHIO -- Toledo police are gearing up for possible "Civil unrest" during and after tomorrow's elections.
In an internal memo obtained exclusively by NBC 24 News, officers are ordered to "Have their riot equipment with them Tuesday and Wednesday". Police chief Mike Navarre confirms, officers will have gear similar to the equipment they used during the 2005 race riots. "They have been asked to have their helmets and their gas masks available tomorrow and Wednesday.", Navarre says, "That's the equipment they would not normally carry with them on a normal day".
Navarre also says, officers will not be stationed at individual polling stations. But the memo says otherwise. It reads, "On Tuesday, units shall be directed to patrol the polling locations".
Joe the Plumber's town.
Ohio is ground zero.
Who does this suggest will win Ohio if assuming the police chief has access to internal polling?
Yes, “civil unrest” is the PC term for “rioting and looting”.
In all seriousness, I hope all of you who live in urban areas take care when the sun sets tomorrow.
This isn’t Kenya: Waving machetes, short swords, Saturday Night Specials and Molotov cocktails around in American suburbia/exurbia will buy you a cheap funeral and cardboard casket courtesy of the county commissioners.
ooooooh noooooooooooozzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz I better go vote for barry so there are no riots!
Interesting. I live near Columbus. While at the store yesterday, the person at the counter told me his brother worked for the local fire department. According to the brother, police, fire, and rescue personnel were instructed to review their SOPs for “civil unrest.” My first instinct was to be skeptical. People love to claim “inside information” during big events. This, however, seems to have merit.
I agree with your post, but I would suggest that Chicago may be the real ground zero in the event “zero” loses.
True, but 0bama is working on that.
Rioting whether he Wins or Loses.....it’s what they do....Obama is backed by THUGS.
Gee, sounds like they’re expecting an Obama loss. A MCCain loss would not necessitate any of th e preventive riot gear and extra officers.
Sounds like they’re anticipating a Rodney King night.
I wonder if the police ever anticipated that Kerry supporters might riot after the election. Hah.
I don’t get it. What do Katrina photos have to do with this thread?
Even if Obama wins, there will be riots.
Reminds me of Obama’s cousin and mutual campaign support buddy Odinga encouraging his thugs to commit genocide in Kenya because he lost a legal election.
(UPI)Detroit.Mayors of northern urban cites fear yet more ruin of existing ruins. Detroit, Cleveland, Toledo, Chicago, and other long time Democrat controlled cities said that they can not afford to have burnt out hulks of their slum scullion cities further damaged. Said Detroit Mayor Mufume from his federal prison cell, "If we lose the last few standing buildings, it will make it that much harder for us to loot welfare moneys from the state and federal government. I got two wives(PBUT), two girlfriends, three Jewish lawyers and a Irish and Polish Police Superintendent that I have to 'Take Care of', if you know what I mean".
The Mayor went on to ask this reporter if he wanted to get in 'business' and smuggle in some blow.
I’m out in the country and not in any city, but we tend to be well-armed out here.
Hundreds of rounds, plenty of delivery systems:>)
GREAT RIOTING AND LOOTING, RIGHT BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS, COULDN’T HAVE BEEN MORE PERFECT, BIG SCREEN TV ANYONE?
Stock up on all your holiday needs!
Win or Lose REDISTRIBUTION sale!
First time in my life I have been afraid of civil unrest in America. There is a festering hatred of all things ‘white’ that has been fostered by the race hustlers like Sharpton, Jackson, and Wright. To say nothing of the evildoer Obama.
This could get ugly over a long period of time.
CO has a law called MAKE MY DAY
You have every right to defend yourself and your castle.
Go ahead, Ajax. Be takin’ yo’ bestest shot...
This whole election is so out of hand. My son is a senior in HS, the demographics here have changed considerably in the past 3 yrs. The black kids at school were bragging that they are hitting the streets whether Obama wins or loses. I don’t know that they really will but still the thought of it is disturbing.
My conservative Atlanta suburb had training two weeks ago in full SWAT gear including storming a house. I have never seen that in 15 years living here.
I live in NYS.
In NYS we have a duty to retreat.
Rioting and looting will be necessary in order for the black market to stock up in case obama wins.
We’ll ALL be buying that stuff underground then!
Let me guess. Toledo has a large minority population??
Same in NJ. You dare defend yourself you’ll find yourself in jail.
Those who chose to undermine our laws and electoral process by rioting are creating a third-world country right here on American soil by creating chaos. By their very act of rioting when something does not go according to their desires they are undoing hundreds of years of our laws. We have a reason and a right to elect our officials based on experience NOT because we are afraid a bunch of goons will riot!
It is indeed a scary time when our country and the world will listen to goons, rioters, thugs, and terrorist before they listen to law-abiding citizens! MY 2 cents
“Rioting whether he Wins or Loses.....its what they do....Obama is backed by THUGS.”
Obama himself is a thug, too.
Or an Obama victory and the need to control the Obama supporters that are beginning to take their share of redistribution.
Those who chose to undermine our laws and electoral process by rioting
are creating have already created a third-world country right here on American soil by creating chaos.
Possible??? Bet the ranch on it Bunky!
My brother is a cop in Jacksonville FL and he said they will have 140 additional officers on duty for the next 2-3 days.
I am going to loot Victoria’s Secret. The wife would like some sexy underbritches!
I was wondering if we conservatives who are voting for Repubs aught to threaten to riot if a Dem wins???
I believe you. Others are reporting that their police or fire units are on some level of alert due to the election.
I think that we’re likely to see disturbance whether McCain wins or loses.
My rural community in Ohio is a throwback, I guess, to earlier years. I expect total peace and friendliness at our polling places. We’ll chat and laugh, wait or turn, and joke with the poll workers, whom we’ll all know.
No one will get free beer or piercings or tatoos or food baskets for proving they’ve voted.