National Guard Activated, Milwaukee Streets a War Zone

Protests turned violent on Saturday night after police allegedly shot an armed African-American suspect from behind as he fled the scene. … Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barret described the scene of the riots which led to civilians taking to the streets to assault police officers, burn vehicles and loot neighborhood stores as “unlike anything I have seen in my adult life.” 7th District Alderman Khalif Rainey, who represents the Sherman Park Neighborhood, described the community as a “powder keg” with tensions between officers and the black community just waiting to explode.

Source: http://sputniknews.com/us/20160815/1044265217/milwaukee-syville-smith-police-riot.html


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