NavyJack – Black Lives Matter Strikes Again: The Milwaukee Riots (Updated 08/15/2016 – A Second Night of Violence)

NavyJack – Black Lives Matter Strikes Again: The Milwaukee Riots (Updated 08/15/2016 – A Second Night of Violence)

Saturday night’s Black Lives Matter riots began when a police officer pulled over a car with two men inside. The two men left the vehicle and attempted to run. A police chase ensued on foot. At some point during the pursuit, police fired shots at one of the men. The unidentified 23-year-old suspect was pronounced dead.  He was in possession of a stolen handgun according to police spokesman Capt. Mark Stanmeyer.

Rioters set several businesses on fire, including a bank and a gas station. Firemen responding to the scene hesitated to enter the area to put down the fires without police protection. There were numerous reports that police officers barricaded themselves inside the 7th district police station to escape the mayhem.


Like the riots in Ferguson, MO, these riots have targeted local businesses. For the most part, these businesses were caught by surprise and the police were incapable or unwilling to gain control before several of building were damaged or destroyed.  The businesses include a BP Gas Station, the Jet Beauty Supply Store, O’Reilly Auto Parts and BMO Harris Bank. When the gas station was set ablaze, there were three people in the building. They all managed to escape without injury.


Assistant Police Chief James Harpole said “at least 200 people had gathered at the uprising. He said there were multiple gunshots over the course of the evening”.

Officers got in their cars to leave at one point, and some in the crowd started smashing the windows of a squad car and another vehicle, which was set on fire.  Police reported that an officer was hit in the head with a brick that was thrown through a squad car window. Police said the officer was being treated at a hospital. As officers returned to the scene, this time in riot gear, gunshots could be heard.  The shots were fired by someone in the crowd.

The Black Lives Matter movement is just one of the Social Movements involved with the destabilization of the United States of America. Others include La Raza, The Revolutionary Communist Party, the World Workers Party, the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS and the Islamic Jihadist movements. To learn more the Black Lives Matter movement, please review my previous articles on this subject:

Understanding the Campaign to Destabilize the United States

When the Obama Administration and the Government Controlled Media Lie, People Die

The Main Stream Media and President Obama Strike Again: Alton Sterling and the Baton Rouge Unrest

President Obama Invites Black Lives Matter Leaders to the White House

President Obama Encourages Police to Warm-up to the “Legitimate” Concerns of the Black Lives Matter Movement and a Daytona Police Squad Car is Firebombed

Shooter Targets Baltimore Police Officers

Another Victim Of Black Lives Matter, This Time Its One Of Their Own

Chicago Police Warn of Nationwide Protests Over Paul O’Neil Shooting

Update 08/15/2016 – A Second Night of Violence

On Sunday afternoon, police Chief Edward Flynn said the man whose death touched off Saturday night’s rioting was shot after he turned toward an officer with a gun in his hand.  Flynn cautioned that the shooting was still under investigation and authorities were awaiting autopsy results, but that based on the silent video from the unidentified officer’s body camera, he “certainly appeared to be within lawful bounds”. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker put the National Guard on standby to curtail any repeat of the violence from Saturday night.


Protests were peaceful Sunday evening until around 11PM when two dozen officers in riot gear confronted about 150 people who blocked an intersection near the fatal shooting Saturday afternoon. Police moved in to try to disperse the crowd and warned of arrests after protesters threw bottles and rocks at police. It was at this point that multiple shots were fired by the protesters. Police said one person was shot and officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim and take the person to a hospital.

Under armed police personnel a young man is rushed into a hospital in Milwaukee, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. People pelted police with rocks and shots rang out during unrest after a police shooting that killed 23-year-old Sylville K. Smith on Saturday. Police said one person was shot at a Milwaukee protest on Sunday and officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim and take the person to a hospital, as tense skirmishes erupted for a second night following the police shooting of a black man. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

A young man is rushed into a hospital, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)



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Navy Jack

During my service I deployed on various platforms, including submarines, amphibious assault units and special boats. I participated in expeditionary and humanitarian missions to the North Atlantic, Iran, Beirut, Libya, and the Caribbean. I am a Patron Life Member of the NRA. I am an Oath Keeper Life Member.