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Citing ongoing readiness strains within its active duty force, the Army is asking Congress for permission for a significant uptick in its use of National Guard and Army Reserve forces to handle missions in combatant commands throughout the world.

The service’s 2017 budget requests a near-doubling in the Army funding line that pays for involuntary mobilizations of selected reserve forces to conduct pre-planned missions for up to a year compared with the amount officials requested in 2016. Measured in “man-years,” the funding —referred to as 12304(b) — would jump from 1,008 in 2016 to 1,878 in 2017.

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National Guard: More than 3,400 rescued so far

The Louisiana National Guard has been instrumental in rescuing people threatened by high waters in south Louisiana.

The National Guard has released video taken on Sunday during rescue operations on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge.

In the video, guardsman aid citizens with transportation from areas not accessible by normal cars or trucks.

“It’s been a busy 48 hours, the rivers continue to rise and we’re reacting to that, largely a search and rescue operation still at this point,” said Colonel Ed Bush.

 

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BATON ROUGE -The Louisiana National Guard began providing shelter support for the Baton Rouge River Center Sunday night.

According to a statement Monday, generic the national guard has 3,300 guardsmen assisting with emergency flood operations, evacuations, search and rescue, engineering missions, food distribution and security.

As of Monday afternoon, the Louisiana National Guard rescued 7,600 citizens and 1,200 pets. The guard says it has issued nearly 17,000 MRE’s, 213,690 bottles of water, 260 tarps and 714,000 sandbags.

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More than a decade after hurricane Katrina devastated Louisiana, the impoverished state finds itself in yet another natural emergency, once again as a result of historic floods, which have led to more than 7,000 people being rescued from their homes. The flooding has left at least three people dead, and a fourth person was reported missing in the floodwaters in St. Helena’s Parish, officials said.National Guard Helicopters To Drop Supplies To 1,500 Stranded Motorists As "Historic" Floods Cover Louisiana

The heavy rain began on Friday, with between 6 and 10 inches of rain falling on parts of southeast Louisiana. Several more inches fell Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. “The water’s going to rise in many areas. It’s no time to let the guard down.”

In a 24-hour period, Baton Rouge had as much as 11 inches, according to The Associated Press.

And while officials said on Sunday that the rain had subsided, dangers loomed. “It’s not over,” said Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Sunday cited by NBC, who previously declared a state of emergency and called the floods “unprecedented” and “historic.” Edwards said Sunday he didn’t know how many homes had been damaged in the state, but “it’s in the thousands,” he said.

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Thug revenge on cops continues: Second night of Milwaukee violence as National Guard is called

A second night of violent protests gripped the city of Milwaukee on Sunday.

Even after Gov. Scott Walker activated the National Guard, for sale at the request of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, viagra 40mg the violence saw one person shot and a police officer injured by a rock that busted his cruiser’s windshield, according to Reuters.

Protests were peaceful for most of the night until 11 p.m. when about 20 officers in riot gear confronted around 100 protesters who were throwing rocks at police and firing guns.

The looting, rioting and protesting is for 23-year-old Sylville K. Smith who, according to Chief Edward Flynn, turned and pointed a gun at officers who chased him after he fled from a traffic stop.

 

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MILWAUKEE (UPI) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proclaimed a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in Milwaukee after violent protests erupted in response to the fatal police shooting of a fleeing suspect.

Walker called for calm after police shot a 23-year-old man who was allegedly armed and fled from a traffic stop. At least 200 angry protesters gathered after the shooting to demand justice for the man, find who was not named. Demonstrators damaged at least two police cars and several businesses including a gas station and an auto parts store.

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Businesses destroyed, National Guard activated after violence in US

The governor of the north-central US state of Wisconsin activated the state’s National Guard on Sunday after protests of a police shooting turned violent and businesses and cars were torched overnight in the city of Milwaukee.

Officials were calling for calm in the hopes that violence would not resume overnight after six businesses were torched and looted a night earlier. Seven police vehicles were also damaged.

“Last night was unlike anything I have seen in my adult life in this city and I hope I never see it again,” Mayor Tom Barrett said, calling on parents to keep their children away from the area on Sunday.

The violence broke out after a police officer shot and killed a man on Saturday amid heightened tensions between the minority African American community and police.

There was no question that the man who was shot, identified as 23-year-old Sylville Smith, had a gun in his hand as he was pursued by a police officer, Barrett said. Smith had an extensive criminal record, officials said.

An image from the police officer’s body camera “demonstrates without question that he had a gun in his hand,” Barrett told a press conference.

Seventeen people were arrested, while four police officers were wounded by flying debris, police chief Edward Flynn said.

The National Guard, which serves as the reserve force of the US military but is frequently used by state officials in disaster response, was to assist local police at their request, Governor Scott Walker said in a statement.

 

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke requests mobilization of National Guard

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has requested the mobilization of the National Guard in the wake of violence that erupted in the City of Milwaukee late Saturday, viagra 40mg August 13th and early Sunday, August 14th.

Clarke made the request after consulting with Gov. Scott Walker and Major Gen. Donald Dunbar of the Wisconsin National Guard.

Clarke said the following in a statement as part of a news release:

“We cannot allow for a repeat of what happened (Saturday) night. I am going to utilize all available resources to accomplish that.”

On Saturday night, violence erupted in the wake of an officer-involved shooting that happened near 44th and Auer on Saturday afternoon.

Protesters burned several stores, including the BP gas station at Sherman and Burleigh, Jet Beauty at 35th and Fond du Lac, BMO Harris Bank at 36th and Fond du Lac, O’Reilly Auto Parts at Fond du Lac and Burleigh and MJM Liquor at Fond du Lac and North — and threw rocks at police on the city’s north side, leaving one officer injured and three protesters arrested. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said protesters had been using social media to draw more demonstrators.

It all started Saturday afternoon, when a pair of police officers stopped two people driving through the north-side neighborhood, police said. That led to a foot chase between the people in the car and police, which ended when an officer shot one of the two — a 23-year-old man who was armed with a handgun, authorities said.

The police officer “ordered that individual to drop his gun, the individual did not drop his gun,” Barrett said during a news conference later in the day. “He had the gun with him and the officer fired several times.”

The man died at the scene. It was unclear Sunday morning whether the second occupant of the car was in police custody. The officer who fired the fatal shots was not injured and will be placed on administrative duty during an investigation.

The unidentified suspect was shot twice, in the arm and chest, the mayor said. The handgun he carried had been stolen during a burglary in nearby Waukesha in March, according to police.

“The victim of that burglary reported 500 rounds of ammunition were also stolen with the handgun,” police said.

The officer who fired the deadly shots is 24 years old and has six years of service with the Milwaukee Police Department — three as an officer. Police provided no further details on the identities of the officer or the occupants of the car.

The officer was wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting, Barrett said. Any evidence from the body camera video will likely become a key part of the investigation, said CNN law enforcement analyst Cedric Alexander.

“We’re going to see over the next number of hours and the next number of days what information [investigators] feel comfortable releasing to the public, Alexander said. “It think it’s going to be essentially important to get out as much of that video, as long as it doesn’t jeopardize the integrity of the investigation.”

“This is a neighborhood that has unfortunately been affected by violence in the recent past,” Barrett said. The shooting occurred near the same place where a double homicide happened on August 9. In that incident a man was shot dead and another was fatally stabbed, police said.

City Alderman Khalif Rainey said the area has been a “powder keg” for potential violence throughout the summer.

“What happened tonight may not have been right and I am not justifying that but no one can deny the fact that there are problems, racial problems in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that need to be rectified,” Rainey said. “This community of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has become the worst place to live for African Americans in the entire country.”

Rainey said Saturday’s violence was a byproduct of inequities, injustice, unemployment and under-education.

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National Guard put on standby after violence in US city of Milwaukee

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has activated the National Guard to assist with potential riots erupting in Milwaukee. The police killing of an armed suspect in a predominantly black neighborhood had sparked protests.

Governor Scott Walker said Sunday he had decided to take the step after receiving a request from Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and after consulting with Mayor Tom Barrett and National Guard Adjutant General Donald Dunbar. His announcement specified that the National Guard would be “in a position to aid local law enforcement upon request.”
At least four businesses were burned down and one police officer was hurt after violence broke out a few hours after the officer-involved shooting on August 13. A number of cars were also reportedly set on fire and three of the protesters were arrested. The protests took place in the impoverished Sherman Park neighborhood on the city’s predominantly black north side.

Governor Walker meanwhile also praised citizens who helped to clean up the north-side neighborhood where the violence and protest took place. Police presence in the area remained low for the time being.

Police said the man involved in the shooting had a handgun when he was shot fatally while trying to run away after being stopped by the police. The Milwaukee Police Department said only that he was 23 years old, had a lengthy criminal record and was carrying a stolen loaded handgun when he was pulled over for unspecified “suspicious activity.”

A second suspect who fled from the scene was quickly taken into custody.
The officer who shot dead the first suspect was placed on administrative duty pending an investigation by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, police said and added that the 24-year-old officer was wearing a body camera, which would help with the investigation.

The race of the victim and of the officer involved weren’t released. The officer has reportedly been with the Milwaukee department for six years, three of which he spent as an officer.

Police violence against African Americans has sparked protests in many US cities in the past two years, with outrage over the killings giving rise to the “Black Lives Matter” movement. From Baltimore, Maryland, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the US has seen a growing number of black Americans dying at the hands of local law enforcement officials in the recent past.
Milwaukee has also seen its share of protests before, after an officer fatally shot Dontre Hamilton, a mentally ill black man, in 2014. Calls for a review of police practices are also growing in the midwestern city, as the latest shooting is already being regarded a repeat incident.

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