cont.ARTICLES - TopicsTopicsArticles on the subject of Riot Response, including who was there and who/how many were hurt and how, indirect and direct apps to other types of riots. Aftermath responses. Gap in planning and preparedness.GroupsNot necessarily suggesting groups to support, but to provide overall information on riot response with some govt and private listings.DuplicatesSome of the articles here are also listed elsewhere, like in National Riots or Portland sections.One View on Private Militias Washington Post2020/08/26 Kenosha-guard-armed-militiaCommenters in article:Lindsay Schubiner, program director at the Western States CenterKevin Mathewson, a leader of the Kenosha GuardOren Segal, the vice president of the Center on Extremism at the Anti-Defamation League “When you have all these elements present — a fraught political moment, a lot of misinformation and heavily armed groups — it’s just a question of time until something really dangerous happens,” said Lindsay Schubiner, program director at the Western States Center, which tracks militias and other extremist groups…These “self-styled vigilantes” often organize online, based around a loose joint belief that they are needed to help police, Segal said, “but there is no single coherent ideology that is necessarily linking them.” While some militia groups have decades of history, other militia-style groups have formed recently — or added waves of new members — in response to government restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic and during the protests across the country over police violence this summer. Their appearances have followed a now-familiar pattern. Often, there is a call to arms spread over social media, sometimes in response to Internet rumors or hoaxes that anti-fascist protesters were planning to loot or damage their communities. Then predominantly White and male civilians have convened at dozens of Black Lives Matter protests, lurking on the periphery, wearing military-style clothes, and carrying assault rifles and handguns.https //www washingtonpost com/politics/kenosha-guard-armed-militia/2020 08/26/b5c9fac4-e7a6-11ea-a414-8422fa3e4116_story htmlNFA (National Fire Academy)2019/03/03 Preparing for Civil Unrest. Dave Donohue.https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/pdf/efop/efo248668.pdfOPB2021/06/17 Portland police officers resign from Rapid Response Team. Rebecca Ellis, Ryan Haashttps://www.opb.org/article/2021/06/17/portland-police-officers-resign-in-mass-from-rapid-response-team/#:~:text=Portland%20police%20officers%20resign%20from%20Rapid%20Response%20TeamWestern Jrnl2020/08/23 Denver Rioters Shoot Fireworks at Cops, Ravage Family-Owned Business. Jack Davishttps://www.westernjournal.com/denver-rioters-shoot-fireworks-cops-ravage-family-owned-business/Western Journal2021/03/06 In Stunning Decision, DOJ Dismisses 31 of 90 Portland Riot Cases, Some Violenthttps://www.westernjournal.com/stunning-decision-doj-dismisses-31-90-portland-riot-cases-violent/Police Mag2021/04/30 After-Action Reports on the Riots of 2020. by David Griffithhttps://www.policemag.com/605138/after-action-reports-on-the-riots-of-2020More than 2,035 law enforcement officers were injured at the protests and riots during the time frame studied. The most common weapon used by the rioters against officers in the reporting cities and counties were thrown projectiles, including rocks, bricks, glass bottles, and frozen water bottles. The report says violent protesters often used a front line of peaceful protesters as human shields while they assaulted officers with thrown objects.…looting and arson were common during the period studied. The 68 cities and counties reported that they experienced 2,385 incidents of looting and 624 incidents of arson, including 97 police vehicles burned.COMMENTSAnother view on Private Militias: (from PF): Why sit there and just take it, why just be a doormat while yet another Black Lives Matter movement takes over our cities and towns, slowing down or blocking traffic, demanding loud and aggressive attention for themselves, rioting, looting, destroying buildings and monuments, with violence possible such as beatings and killings on either side of the line? In addition, not only are the protesters not always peaceful, sections of them can break off and intimidate residence and business owners, especially if these inhabitants come outside and try to protect their property against vandalism, or decry any rough-housing or violence. In addition, there can be and often are sideshoots to the protests themselves, including media control which acts like spokespersons/infomercials for the Black Lives Matter movement; that is, a local newspaper is both applauding BLM and has members actively engaged in its movements. In some cases, this has been a city or town’s primary newspaper for many years, but now has gone foul, becoming the mouthpiece for just one group. Such nastiness can include infiltration into the city’s government so that even illegal aliens are handling things, as well as anti-American political supporters. Such people can also be blocking regular American riot response teams. They are also known to demand accommodation, apologies, memorials and legal changes just for the whole Black Lives Matter related system, ignoring the rest of American society. The local media and infiltrating politicians are feeding into each other as a sort of “surround sound” to block other views and to keep real help getting to other people in the community. So it’s not just the protests, peaceful or not, it’s the whole infiltrated infrastructure around them - the Zone of Influence (ZOI). In addition, be careful about labeling. Not all private militias are far right extremists; many include average citizens who are afraid of a takeover and destruction of their cities. In addition, many include professionally trained combat veterans who have been taught how to stay calm in an emergency and how to stay focused on the true enemy while avoiding unneeded casualties and “friendly fire.” Also be careful about getting opinions from either the Anti-Defamation League or the Southern Poverty Law Center, both suspicious organizations.GROUPSLaw dot jrankSecond Amendment: Private Militias, Government, Law, Freemen and Publichttps://law.jrank.org/pages/10067/Second-Amendment-PRIVATE-MILITIAS.htmlExcerpt: Private militias are armed military groups that are composed of private citizens and not recognized by federal or state governments. Private militias have been formed by individuals in America since the colonial period. In fact, the Revolutionary War against England was fought in part by armies comprising not professional soldiers but ordinary male citizens….Approximately half the states maintain laws regulating private militias. Generally, these laws prohibit the parading and exercising of armed private militias in public, but do not forbid the formation of private militias. In Wyoming, however, state law forbids the very formation of private militias….Many private militias are driven by the insurrection theory of the Second Amendment. Under this view, the Second Amendment grants an unconditional right to bear arms for SELF-DEFENSE and for rebellion against a tyrannical government—when a government turns oppressive, private citizens have a duty to "insurrect," or take up arms against it.Read more: Second Amendment - Private Militias - Government, Law, Freemen, and Public - JRank Articles https://law.jrank.org/pages/10067/Second-Amendment-PRIVATE-MILITIAS.html#ixzz6ZGXSUUWnSome groups you might contact to see how you might be able to helpSORTSpecial Ops dot orgSpecial Operations and Response Teams (SORT)https://special-ops.org/federal-bop-special-operations-and-response-teams-sort/Excerpt: Federal BOP Special Operations and Response Teams have handled dozens of high-profile emergency situations in the past eight years–and not all have been institutional crises. From their work during the Atlanta and Oakdale prison disturbances of 1987 to the Los Angeles street riots of 1992, these units have used their special training to provide valuable control and recovery services…In addition to its monitoring, oversight and emergency management responsibilities, one of the principal functions of the Office of Emergency Preparedness is to provide training and guidance to the Bureau’s Special Operations and Response Teams. SORTs are highly trained tactical teams capable of responding to prison disturbances and supporting local law enforcement authorities during civil unrest or natural disasters.Wisconsin - Department of Military Affairs - Division of Emergency Management - Emergency Police Serviceshttps://dma.wi.gov/DMA/wem/response/epsRegional Response TeamsWisconsin maintains several specialized response teams that can be requested through the Wisconsin Emergency Hotline. Aligned Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)Wisconsin Complex All-Hazard Incident Management Team (AHIMT)Wisconsin Hazardous Materials Response SystemWisconsin’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force Related:Special Operations BureauChurch Organizations, Etc.MinnesotaKarell dot com2020/05/30, some updating 2020/08/17 Want to help? Organizations looking for and offering support after Minneapolis unrest: Here's a list of organizations and churches looking for donations or offering help in the Twin Cities community.https://www.kare11.com/article/news/local/george-floyd/help-minneapolis-st-paul-community-after-riots/89-bf9b7c5c-5b33-4bd1-ab2c-a1c7801bf60eNW ConferenceThe Northwest Conference (NWC) is a mission region of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). It is comprised of approximately 140 churches in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Helping our Twin Cities churches serve the community in the wake of recent riots, COVID-19https://www.northwestconference.org/helping-our-twin-cities-churches-serve-the-community-in-the-wake-of-recent-riots-covid-19/MinutemenTHE MINUTEMAN PROJECT: Understanding the Threat has been called a modern-day “Minuteman.” We are the only group in the United States who responds at a moment’s notice to the growing threat of the Marxist and the Islamic movement in America. We hope to:Improve our communicationTarget your interestProvide direct communication to your Civic leadersProtect your privacyProvide a convenient system for our supportThe Freedom 25 Fund is the fund raising arm of our Minuteman Projecthttps://www.understandingthethreat.com/_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Updates 2023/-2/25; 2021/09/16 some bolds cleared; 2020/09/27 Minutemen, Wisconsin EPS, Wisconsin response teams, article; 2020/09/25 page started;
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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Stop Racism, Reverse-Racism, Civil Rights as Warfare•DefinitionsoMolotov CocktailoZOI•Articles - TopicsoPolice, Support - InjuriesoOne View of Private MilitiasoSupport for Riot Victims and Riot Response TeamsoAlso articles which might show private groups or actual militias against BLM either with real or mis-labeled “far right” - approaches [note from PF: watch for pro-BLM biases in the news on this subject]•Links List•CommentsSamples of Articles•Kenosha-guard-armed-militiaoWashington Post-2020/08/26•Police chief association releases number of officers injured nationwide during violent protestsoWDRB via Fox-2020/12/02•Portland police officers resign from Rapid Response Team.oOPB-2021/06/17•Why Won’t the City of Portland Defend These Riot Cops in Court? The Rapid Response Team has dissolved, but its legal battles have not.oWWeek-2021/11/24•Denver Rioters Shoot Fireworks at Cops, Ravage Family-Owned BusinessoWestern Jrnl-2020/08/23•After-Action Reports on the Riots of 2020oPolice Mag-2021/04/30.
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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------DefinitionsWikipediaMolotov cocktail A Molotov cocktail, also known as a petrol bomb, gasoline bomb, bottle bomb, poor man's grenade, fire bomb, fire bottle or just Molotov, sometimes shortened as Molly, is a generic name used for a variety of bottle-based improvised incendiary weapons. Wikipedia[PF note: included here because several riot protection teams have worried about their communities being bombed by such smaller hand-made devices]Second Amendment from US Constitution“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”Private MilitiasNot hired by government. Volunteers organizing as like-minded with similar intent and approach, bearing arms, range from legal to not.PF DefinitionZOI: Zone of Influence, like around a Black Lives Matter movement. This is the set of variables surrounding an event like the composite of BLM riots. This set considers influences and actors.ARTICLESRiot Protection Teams Abused, Injured by PublicWDRB via Fox2020/12/02 Police chief association releases number of officers injured nationwide during violent protestsLouis Casiano, Fox Newshttps://www.wdrb.com/news/national/police-chief-association-releases-number-of-officers-injured-nationwide-during-violent-protests/article_db673920-34ab-11eb-9431-a3e24704f86a.htmlExcerpt: FOX NEWS) -- More than 2,000 law enforcement officers were injured in the first weeks of protests over the summer following the police killing of George Floyd, according to a report released in October.The Major Cities Chiefs Association, a professional association comprised of local law enforcement heads from the 69 largest police agencies in the United States and nine in Canada, detailed the unrest and compiled data from protests between May 25 and July 31 in MCCA member cities.During that period, there were 8,700 protests nationwide; 574 were declared riots with violence and other criminal acts. The violence was limited to 7% of protests, the report said.