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Authorities respond near a burning gas station as dozens of people protest following the fatal shooting of a man in Milwaukee.

(CNN)Angry crowds took to the streets in Milwaukee on Saturday night to protest the fatal shooting of an armed man by a police officer hours earlier.

The incident started in the afternoon when two officers stopped two people in a car in the city's north side, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.

Shortly after, both occupants fled on foot and officers pursued them, police said. During the chase, one officer shot a 23-year-old man who was armed, according to authorities.

"He (officer) ordered that individual to drop his gun, the individual did not drop his gun," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. "He had the gun with him and the officer fired several times."

The man died at the scene.

'All-out-effort' to restore order
A large crowd turned out to protest the shooting. Some demonstrators threw objects at police cars, leaving one officer hospitalized after a brick broke through his squad vehicle and struck him in the head, the mayor said.

Some protesters set buildings ablaze, including a gas station, a beauty shop, a bank and an auto shop.

Three people who were in the gas station rushed out before it went up in flames, the mayor said.

As the chaos escalated, authorities implored the crowds to disperse and go home.

"If you love your son, if you love your daughter text them, call them, pull them by the ears and get them home. Get them home right now before more damage is done," the mayor said.

The mayor said police presence will be strong as part of an "all-out- effort" to restore order. At least three people have been arrested, he said.

"This is a neighborhood that has unfortunately been affected by violence in the recent past," he said.
"I know this neighborhood very very well. And there are a lot of really really good people who live in this area -- in the Sherman Park area, who can't stand this violence."

Local officials plan to meet with church and community leaders Sunday to discuss ways to move forward.
Police: Suspect had stolen gun

The suspect, 23, was shot twice -- in the arm and chest, the mayor said. His handgun was taken in a burglary in Waukesha in March, according to police.

"The victim of that burglary reported 500 rounds of ammunition were also stolen with the handgun," police said in a statement.

The officer, 24, was assigned to District 7 and has six years of service with the Milwaukee Police Department -- three of those as an officer.

He was not injured and will be placed on administrative duty during the investigation. At the time of the shooting, he was wearing a body camera that was working, the mayor said.

By state law, the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation will lead the investigaion.


http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/13/us/milwaukee-violence-erupts-after-police-shooting/index.html

Way to shoot your cause in the foot there...
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Was he black? Thats the only way the media will cover this.
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Was he black? Thats the only way the media will cover this.


White, black, Asian, Mexican, whatever. A dangerous man is dead.
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I don't get it. Why is there a riot? As stated above, a dangerous criminal is dead. Race doesn't matter when you're a criminal, unless you're a SJW.
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Cero_of_Clouds wrote:

I don't get it. Why is there a riot? As stated above, a dangerous criminal is dead. Race doesn't matter when you're a criminal, unless you're a SJW.

Or unless you're a white cop.
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Or unless you're a white cop.


But that's why I said unless you're a SJW. Somehow, race is always integrated or added when speaking with a SJW, regardless of the topic. If race isn't an issue, then it switches to police brutality and how police need to "tone down" the use of force. I don't see the latter happening unless society is disarmed which won't happen either. You need not look more than 30 years in the past to see why police wear armor, carry handguns on their person and have rifles in their units.
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IT's not a race issue. It's a criminal issue.
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Cero_of_Clouds wrote:

Somehow, race is always integrated or added when speaking with a SJW, regardless of the topic.

It's such a pain to deal with, isn't it?
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XxDarkSasuxXIt's such a pain to deal with, isn't it?


It is, but it's understandable due to the basic need of humans wanting to be a part of something that appears to do good. Unless you're a peace officer. Then you don't do good, you just your abuse power even though all police actions are monitored by the FBI, elected public members, and the administration of police for each specific state which the leaders consist of both previous law enforcement personnel and "bookworms" (ppl with doctorate degrees and stuff usually not related to law enforcement.)
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Police shouldn't be able to shoot anyone, or even have a stun gun or a baton. Instead, we should use words in order to get criminals to lay down their guns. Like in the Demolition Man, starring Sylvester Stallone. Great movie by the way. We could really learn from those police officers.


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Police shouldn't be able to shoot anyone, or even have a stun gun or a baton. Instead, we should use words in order to get criminals to lay down their guns. Like in the Demolition Man, starring Sylvester Stallone. Great movie by the way. We could really learn from those police officers.




That actually happens on a regular bases, but you won't hear about it because no one died. A few months ago, we took a guy (he was Hispanic, if that matters) who was beating on his girlfriend and pointed his gun at her head. I should note that he was on meth. 3 units responded, gave verbal commands, suspect followed them, but got tackled down anyways because he was obeying on his own terms (was still holding on to it and placing it rather than releasing it.) Did that make even the local news? Nope!
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Maybe if Blacks weren't blaming others for their victimization. Maybe if democratic leaders would stop keeping the blacks down with welfare and crap economies. Maybe this wouldn't happen.
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Send in the Natioal Guard if you have too! Don't let these mobs have their way. Criminal gets killed and they destroy a few businesses ...obviously not interested in justice!

Dr. King and those he fought for suffered far more injustice than these hoodlums (real or perceived), but King never supported violence.
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why is it always black black black black black black black.
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Man, these guys need to get their shit together, especially the Black Lives Matter movement. We can't have a criminal hivemind while also not having to head into a police state (I won't support either of these, mind you). End the drug war, stop committing these crimes, and don't resist arrest. And then, hopefully, we could tackle police brutality head on (which is still an issue in general).
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