Skip to comments.Governor Declares State of Emergency, Authorizes 1,000 National Guard Troops To Atlanta
Posted on 07/06/2020 1:48:17 PM PDT by Enlightened1
ATLANTA Gov. Brian Kemp has signed an executive order declaring a State of Emergency and authorizing the call up of up to 1,000 National Guard troops in Georgia.
The troops will be deployed as needed to protect state buildings, including the state capitol, the Georgia Department of Public Safety headquarters, the governors mansion and the Georgia World Congress Center.
The goal, according to the governors office, is to free up state troopers from those locations so they can help patrol the streets of Atlanta.
Peaceful protests were hijacked by criminals with a dangerous, destructive agenda. Now, innocent Georgians are being targeted, shot, and left for dead, Kemp said Monday. This lawlessness must be stopped and order restored in our capital city. I have declared a State of Emergency and called up the Georgia Guard because the safety of our citizens comes first. This measure will allow troops to protect state property and dispatch state law enforcement officers to patrol our streets. Enough with the tough talk. We must protect the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians.
The order comes after a violent weekend across the city of Atlanta. Thirty-one people were shot in 11 incidents between Friday and Sunday. Five people, including an 8-year-old girl, died.
The Georgia State Patrol headquarters were also vandalized by protesters over the weekend.
Department of Public Safety officials told Channel 2 Action News that a group of 60 to 100 protesters dressed in dark clothing and masks came to the headquarters around 1:05 a.m.
They were armed with bricks, landscaping bricks, Molotov cocktails, fireworks. Their one mission was to destruct property and that is exactly what they did, Lt. Stephanie L. Stallings, spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
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Biden is not going to pick that mayor for VP...
notwithstanding her name on the ticket would provide a lot of ridicule just based on the name
Keep doing nothing but kissing their asses, and they’ll be emboldened to the point where they burn you out of your own homes and kill you when you run into the streets.
Stacy Abrams has fallen and can’t get up.
1000 might be enough...
It’s about damn well time.
That is enough for one leg.
It will be Susan Rice...they trotted her out this weekend on some Sunday show.
I did not know the Atlanta Mayor was on the short list?
I am hearing it will be Susan Rice. Heard she bought her MBA.
If the DNC sticks with Biden and Rice, then I expect Biden to leave office within the first year. I can see Hillary sliding in as VP.
Although I am still thinking Hillary will become the nominee at a brokered convention.
Rice is on the Obama crew
Now that the statues are already ruined they call in the National Guard? Really???
She wouldnt need the state troopers if the police hadnt been calling in sick to protest the prosecuter for charging their fellow officer with murder for shooting a drunk guy who was firing a taser at the officer.
It is time to take these marxists out.
Another Bitch of Benghazi.
my short bet list is
Rice, Harris(no way), Clinton, or Moochie.
Moochie might do it since she would be President in a very short time.
From what Im reading it seems like this is a move by the governor to protect the governors mansion with military personnel.
All the Fourth speeches were lovely, patriotic, and inspiring.
Now, let’s see some action!
What took so long, Gov.?
This should have been done when the riots started.
De-fund the National Guard!(/s)
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