The Democratic National Convention ordered to limit law enforcement’s use of defensive hears such as pepper spray and tear gas to protect themselves from violent attacks. They’re facing security problems as more than 100 law enforcement agencies have backed out of the security agreements. Agencies will not send personnel to help secure the venue.
According to the DailyWire, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales was commanded to change their department’s policies. It is now banned from using tear gas and pepper spray. The Associated Press reported Morales’ statement to WTMJ-TV, quote, “Since the Milwaukee order was issued, more than 100 law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin and across the country decided against coming to Milwaukee. They were concerned with directives placed on the police department, including not allowing tear gas or pepper spray.”
Wisconsin’s 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.”
Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson said that he would not send officers from his department to the event. He said, “I understand that use of chemical irritants and pepper spray is serious, and those are to be used only when legally justified. But when you take that out of the continuum. That doesn’t leave the officers much other than getting harmed or using deadly force. And that’s not good for any officer or the public.”
Violent left-wing riots have plagued multiple cities across the US. Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar, (MN), suggested that police were cancer. In her rant, she stated, “The Minneapolis Police Department is rotten to the root, and so when we dismantle it, we get rid of the cancer. We allow for something beautiful to rise, and that reimagining allows us to figure out what public safety looks like for us.”
Top Democrats continue to comment on the deployment of federal officers to control the extremist attacks. They keep on saying that Antifa does not exist and that this is all an orchestrated scheme to deviate from the real issue.