Skip to comments.Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis
Posted on 05/29/2020 10:25:42 PM PDT by Mariner
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests.
Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been ordered to be ready to deploy within four hours if called, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders. Soldiers in Fort Carson, in Colorado, and Fort Riley in Kansas have been told to be ready within 24 hours. The people did not want their names used because they were not authorized to discuss the preparations.
The get-ready orders were sent verbally on Friday, after President Donald Trump asked Defense Secretary Mark Esper for military options to help quell the unrest in Minneapolis after protests descended into looting and arson in some parts of the city.
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He hasn't said much since.
Perhaps he’s been busy.
This is what ANTIFA wants - a Kent State moment. I say no ammunition
I do think watching local elected democrats reaction to the riots has proved unfortunately, necessary.
1 warning should suffice.
Would you go into these riots without ammunition?
All talk not much action . “ Mexico is going to pay for the wall . “
Hand out weed disperse the crowd.
“Be ready to deploy within four hours if called” is a warning, for those smart enough to hear it.
Some good news! It should have been done before. But it shows that we’re serious.
No live rounds ... yeah
Bring in LRAD and cook them until they run away.
These are liberal hellholes. I say let them burn for all to see.
I was thinking of ADS, not LRAD, though both could be useful.
I’ve already seen that many of these protestors have a variety of ways to inflict pain. I would not.
Not a fan of sending MPs. When feds are called it should be to restore order immediately, not absorbing violence.
“This is what ANTIFA wants - a Kent State moment.”
They will get it.
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