As unrest spread across dozens of American cities, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty US military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests.
Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been ordered to be ready to deploy within four hours if called, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders.
Such a tragedy. The murder of George Floyd is a stain on the country, but of course the rioting is absolutely the wrong response and only makes things far worse.
In recent years we seem to get video footage every two to three months of a (almost always) black man being killed by the Police when he was no threat to them. It makes you wonder how many were killed in the years before widespread mobile phones with video ability.