Skip to comments.Barr deploying federal riot teams to DC, Miami amid escalating George Floyd protests
Posted on 06/01/2020 12:05:49 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Attorney General William Barr is reportedly directing the Federal Bureau of Prisons to deploy riot teams to Washington, D.C., and Miami as part of the Trump administration's response to protests that have escalated in the days after an unarmed African American man died in police custody.
A senior Justice Department official told USA Today and The Washington Post that the FBI also summoned its elite Hostage Rescue Unit to D.C. The official added that every FBI field office was setting up command posts and that they would work with local police to possibly bring charges against individuals who traveled from out of state to participate in rioting.
The FBI will review whether those in custody committed any federal crimes, the official noted.
The Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Prisons did not immediately return requests for comment from The Hill.
The moves from Barr and the FBI come just a day after mostly peaceful protests in D.C. and other cities erupted into violent clashes between some demonstrators and police that night.
Protests near the White House devolved into chaos ahead of the city's 11 p.m. curfew, with police deploying tear gas and flash bangs to disperse crowds. Several fires were reported, including at the AFL-CIO's national headquarters and the historic St. John's Church, a landmark where presidents have attended services since the 1800s.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced earlier Monday that the city was imposing a 7 p.m. curfew due to the escalating violence. She said that significant damage had been done to the downtown areas and implored residents to "be part of the solution, not part of the destruction.
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“A senior Justice Department official told USA Today”
Who? Why do I get the feeling this is a message to let the hired thugs know what the fed gov is doing?
The question is, is the bagpipe tuned?
Really? Peaceful? I heard the suits (Secret Service) got busted up pretty good. Wrong assets. Its amazing we ever won a war. We have soldiers jumping out of planes 10,000 miles away and we cant get a few thousand deployed a few miles down the road. Pathetic.
Leakers gotta leak.
Here comes Lon Horiuchi.
Hide your wives!
What’s the point of tear gas?
Aren’t the ‘protesters ‘ wearing Covid masks?
If those masks stop the virus they will stop tear gas easily.
They don’t stop the virus, and I doubt, from what I’ve seen, that they stop tear gas either. Maybe give you a few extra seconds to run away.
The masks are to hide their faces.
anyone heard of this guy or is he blowing this out of proportion?
Today I have made the painful decision to stay at home while protest continue.
There have been a series of google searches that have been uncovered that potentially make me a target and I refuse to put anyone at risk.
I think this guy is blowing this out of proportion and freaking out over nothing.
Googles algorithm does bring up those terms but his name shows up in shooting articles that include the word Head and someone even talking about getting shot in the head
If Barr has/had his sh!t together, he would be putting in special people that would be tasked with finding out who the REAL INSTIGATORS really are in this criminal mess. Those are the ones he needs to go after and nail.
Or maybe I am expecting too much....
Is this the same mayor who was making fun of Trump for being in the White House during the riots? I guess it's not so funny when they start destroying her stuff.
It's called a warning shot. Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany stated in her press conference today that General Milley has been put in charge. There will be additional assets sent across the country with central checkpoints being set up in each State they are deployed to. The moron reporter asked her why was the President putting the military in charge of "domestic protesting." After I yelled at my computer screen that it wasn't domestic protesters that we were dealing with, but terrorists who are burning, pillaging, and physically attacking innocent people, that we're at war with anarchists, and the only way to handle that is with the military...I shut the f'ing thing off.
It's tear gas. They don't have their eyes closed, and surgical masks don't protect you. The gas gets through them. Anybody with contacts on will wish they'd never been born. The police and military should also destroy any tubs of water these anarchists have stored in the neighborhoods, so that they won't have the means to wash the stuff out of their eyes.
Thats the job of the FBI Director but we had one that was only concerned with spying on the president and one who spends hs time my nitoring White supremicists
I’d hose them with dye the banks use for stolen money.
Hose 'em with super glue. Then they can't get away.
there was an uncle intel post from GLP that was indicating such a thing was going to happen.
They burn down churches and loot drug stores? These people are disgusting.
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