The Daily Wire is reporting that more than 100 law enforcement agencies have pulled out of agreements to send police to help with the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, citing efforts to prohibit the use of pepper spray and tear gas in response to violent riots.

Ryan Saavedra reports:

More than 100 law enforcement agencies have reportedly pulled out of security agreements to send personnel to help with security at the Democratic National Convention next month in part because they are concerned about recent efforts to limit law enforcement’s use of tear gas and pepper spray in responding to violent riots.

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales was ordered last month to change the department’s policies to ban the use of tear gas and pepper spray.

In Wisconsin, Franklin Police Chief Rick Oliva said, “It is apparent there is a lack of commitment to provide the Milwaukee Police Department with the resources it needs to ensure the safety of peaceful protesters, attendees, citizens and police personnel. I can not send personnel if they are not properly equipped or will not be allowed to engage in appropriate actions which would ensure their safety.”

How are those night classes coming? We’d been assured that night classes would reduce violence on the streets.

Mostly peaceful folks.

It’ll probably end up being a “virtual” convention anyway, but it would be great if they really did go through with it.


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