ne day after more than 70 were arrested for protesting the Dontre Hamilton shooting, the National Guard has been called up to help.
A spokesperson from Wisconsin National Guard says soldiers are being notified of the call up.
They received a request on Saturday from Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. Governor Scott Walker has approved the use.
Earlier today Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced former Milwaukee Police officer Christopher Manney will not face charges after he shot and killed Dontre Hamilton, and while many citizens gathered to voice their opposition to that decision, I have not heard any reports of violence by those who gathered. The fact that Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke felt compelled to ask for the National Guard to be called up to police the streets of Milwaukee speaks volumes about his failure as our county’s elected Sheriff, especially considering the drastic cuts in sworn law enforcement personnel in the Sheriff’s Department since Clarke was first elected.