Milwaukee Crowd Turns Violent After Police Fatally Shoot Armed Man

by PHIL HELSEL | NBC NEWS  |  published on August 14, 2016

Violence and protests erupted in Milwaukee overnight after a man was fatally shot by police during a foot chase.

Police said the victim, 23, was armed with a handgun and shot dead by an officer after fleeing a traffic stop on Milwaukee’s north side Saturday afternoon.

Hours later angry crowds took to the streets, smashing a police car and setting fire to another. One officer was injured by a flying brick; a gas station and auto-parts store were set alight. Police said gunshots were heard.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett pleaded for calm at an early morning news conference, asking residents to “do everything” to help restore order.

“If you love your son, if you love your daughter, text them, call them, pull them by the ears and get ’em home,” he said.

  • Diane Brenner

    When rioters and looters start being FORCED to pay for the damage they cause, including the police cars, THEN maybe they’ll think twice before rioting.

  • mudguy1

    We have too many people that have no respect for the law or police. Common sense says if you don’t run nobody will chase you.
    When the police tells to do something you do it. You can’t blame the police when you refuse to do what they told you do especially if have a gun.
    Wonder how many of the 21 injured passengers on the plane that made an emergency landing in S Dakota after they were told to fasten their seat belts will complain to the airline.


    The actions of black Americans is only harming them. Black Americans have lost family values, 9 out of 10 black babies are born out of wedlock, blacks kill more blacks then any other identities combined. Until they start acting like American citizens that really care and fix their communities they will continue to loose.

  • Lorraine E

    Guess in today’s world when a police officer protects himself from an armed black man that is the perfect excuse to let the good times roll and begin the wilding, looting, burning, fighting and other fun stuff. But how many of the rioters are professional actors paid to riot, loot, and commit arson paid for by george soros? George has to have a caravan of buses to move his professional rioters around the country. Hope he is paying them well.

  • Ted Crawford

    This is the unavoidable, perfectly predictable outcome of the false narrative, intentionally begun in 2009, with the disingenuous proclamation “The Police Acted Stupidly”!
    It’s been feed, again intentionally, by Obama’s failed economic, and regulatory policies that have caused years of stagnet economic growth and unnecessarily low employment! “Fundamentally Changed” , just as he promised!

    • Dolores Adams

      I remember who said the Police acted stupidly. Will be glad when he is out of office.

      • Rodney Steward

        I believe most of the world will be!!

  • David Stewart

    Another state with waaaay too many primitives in it’s population!

  • Sal Belardo

    If there weren’t so many black criminals maybe the police would not have to shoot armed criminals! Daaaah! You run from police, you have a gun, your probably going to get shot, maybe dead! How come whites don’t riot when a white criminal gets shot dead? I never could understand that! It’s called common sense!

    • Rodney Steward

      It’s called the work of Soros and his plan of chaos to help militarize the law! And believe me, no one wants this, not even the thugs!

      • mudguy1

        Also Saul Alinsky. Hillary’s mentor.

        • Rodney Steward

          Absolutely my friend! We have so much to look forward to, and most of it will not be good at all!! And I’m getting me a Gadsden Flag!

    • Susanttipton2

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  • TexRancher

    So it even when the suspect (not victim as noted in this report) was ARMED and ran from police, the professional criminal element still resorts to violence and property destruction when cops do their job! They’re lucky to be in Wis. and not Texas or there would more justice handed out when these race baiters start assaulting innocent people and/or their property over enforcing the law!

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