GA Gov. Kemp Calls Up 1,000 National Guard Troops, Declares State of Emergency
“Georgians respect peaceful protests but do not tolerate acts of violence against persons or property.”
Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency and called 1,000 National Guard troops ahead of the weekend due to potential riots in Atlanta.
“That because of unlawful assemblage, violence, overt threats of violence, disruption of the peace and tranquility of this state and danger existing to persons and property, a State of Emergency is declared in the State of Georgia,” wrote Kemp.
Georgia @GovKemp is declaring a state of emergency after the violent protests this weekend surrounding the Atlanta public safety center. The order authorizes him to deploy up to 1,000 National Guard troops. #gapol pic.twitter.com/4mFWw56hoM
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) January 26, 2023
Defend the Forest, a far-leftist group associated with Antifa, has caused trouble for months by stopping officials from building a training facility. Things blew up last weekend, literally, after one of them shot a state trooper, who returned fire and killed one of the terrorists.
The 26-year-old shot the state trooper on January 18th when authorities tried “to remove encamped activists from the construction site.” The officers shot back and killed the protester.
The Antifa thugs promised a Night of Rage:
Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum told reporters that multiple protesters were found with explosive devices on them. One of the devices was used to set an Atlanta Police car on fire.
Protesters — who hit the streets after calls for a “Night of Rage” by Antifa members — were also seen throwing bricks at Atlanta Police Department vehicles smashing property, 11Alive reported.
At least six people were arrested and three businesses were damaged, police said.
Just before 7 p.m., police said “order has been restored to the downtown space.”
“Georgians respect peaceful protests but do not tolerate acts of violence against persons or property,” Kemp added.
Kemp made the moves just in case the Antifa terrorists, mostly white children of privilege, decide to attack the city this weekend.
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These National Guard troops are just an idea, they don’t really exist.
You tell ’em, Jerry!
Since the cops have been arrested and charged and there is no race component. What does the Soros Army expect? Everyone gets a fair trial.
Not related. The violence in Atlanta is based on an Antifa thug who shot at police getting shot and killed himself. The beating death you are referring to happened in Tennessee.
And let’s add even more context. There’s the Tennessee we know and love and then there’s Memphis. This was in Memphis and all 6 cops that beat the black guy to death were also black.
Memphis. The city where I make sure I have plenty of fuel and keep right on driving.
I-40 goes through Memphis and has a typical loop around the town that you get on if you need to stop and you hope that food, gas, and lodging is in the better parts of town but it is a crap shoot.
To some, all we Southerners are alike.
Red and blue have become way better indicators these days than south and north. I was born a Yankee, but I chose to become a redneck.
What would change the nature of Antifa, they need to treated as terrorists with extreme prejudice. Riots put a lot of people at great risk.
[Anti]fascists in progress a la 50 shades of Charlottesville etc.
Shoot-to-kill orders for arsonists and looters are called for.
To happen under Kemp, I’m sure the NG will be severely restricted, just like Abbott and NG at border
They are busy baby sitting and changing diapers.. American citizens can’t get diapers but the illegals, not a problem…
Turn those GA national guard loose on all these out of state troublemakers. Break bones with nightsticks just like Chicago 1968! Send them back to NY with a cast!
I’m gonna take a pass on advocating for the NG and LEO to be given, much less follow, shoot to kill orders. That seems a very bad idea. Short hop to that being used wide scale v legitimate protest.
A business owner or citizen defending themselves, their family is another thing. As would be LEO or NG defending themselves.
Anything we can do with non partisan discretion Dems can do with vindictive and punitive malice. I agree.
The citizen or business owner has no qualified immunity and in the present atmosphere, the “mere civilian” is the one arrested.
The domestic terrorist has a mask, a hoodie, and dark cloths just like a dozen other attackers and does not stand out in a crowd of other similarly out fitted hoodlums and melts back into the neighborhood after their foul deed is done but the store owner is left with very few options and open to retaliation. Subsequent attacks often destroy the building leaving the owner with a burned out building in an undesirable location and no future property insurance.
I will easily settle for arrest and actual prosecution with teeth against looters and only shoot to kill on an arsonist that tries to burn a structure containing innocent people. Otherwise they can also rot in jail and their guards should be J6 prisoners.
I was thinking the same, but figured my post would be censored.
Maybe for arsonists caught in the act but for looters? Could be problematic.
The KKK used to dress funny and now Antifa dresses funny. Both were and are street actors for the Dem party.
Black is the new white.
And BLM, all 3 are terrorists, brave in gangs where people are defenseless, I bet it would be different when they face 9mm or 00 buckshot.
The nazis and fascists liked their fancy costumes too.
They still do. That’s the point.
It has gotten to the point that I was relieved to see that the Nichols beating did not include any white officers, and that is just sad.
At least they can’t claim “white supremacy,” but they will come up with something else.
It is just pathetic.
Sure they can. They’ll say those guys are more ‘black faces of white supremacy’
like Clarence Thomas
The system is white. That’s the new excuse. Crump looked almost defeated in his press conference that he couldn’t put up a white face to attack.
When the system really WAS white, we had far more peace and order in the streets than we have now.
Twitter is still protecting feeling of the least reputable blacks. I really wish more blacks were smarter and that their culture had traits which help them succeed. I take no pleasure in their failures, because those harm all of society. The black Bell Curve has a spike around 80, while the overall group average is 85. There is a chicken or egg problem, is 85 IQ driving culture or the other way around? Good cultural traits do a great deal for improving outcome.
This is what happens when you don’t enforce the law.
Or, enforce it selectively.
This is a compilation video of violent and deadly antifa-blm rioting.
NSFW. foul language and violence.
The “ Antifa”, despite their ironic name, need to be seen for what they are- a black-shirted armed neo-fascist militia, in many ways similar to Mussolini’s blackshirts or Hitler’s brownshirted SA.( extreme violence against political opponents, Anti-Semitism, favoring pervasive state control of society and economy,etc).
As a group Antifa likes to indulge in violence. The time has come to give them a taste of their own medicine and show them what violence really looks like when it is them who are bleeding circa 1960’s Chicago Democratic Convention.
No, no, no, no, no, no no.
You don’t call up the Natl Guard to stop something before it starts. You call them after the fact as set dressing, to show the proles what’ll happen to them if they act up. Reich-callback propaganda in black and red is optional, or may be delayed a bit, as we have seen.
Did this hick Governor learn nothing from Our Capitol’s example?
Since someone brought up the Memphis incident, I don’t know the facts in that case, but I do know that any case that’s being made by Crump and Sharpton has no merit. Whichever side they’re on, the other side is probably right.