08-14-2016, 12:10 AM #1
WI - Sylville Smith, 23, fatally shot by Milwaukee PD officer, 13 Aug 2016 *Arrest*
Riots and violence erupt after police officer shoots armed and fleeing suspect.
A gas station and at least one car was set ablaze, and an officer was hit by a brick, as violence erupted Saturday night following an officer-involved shooting that left a 23-year-old man dead.
The violence near North Sherman Boulevard and West Burleigh Street exploded after an afternoon traffic stop about a block away, on the 3200 block of North 44th Street, Capt. Mark Stanmeyer said. During the stop, Stanmeyer said two people bolted from the car.
An officer, a 24-year-old man with six years of service with the department, shot the victim during a foot chase. A 23-year-old man died at the scene, and Stanmeyer said the semiautomatic handgun with which the man was armed was taken in a burglary in Waukesha in March of this year. The victim of that burglary reported that 500 rounds of ammunition were stolen with the handgun.
The man who was killed had a "lengthy arrest record," Stanmeyer said, though he did not offer details. The other person who police say ran from the car, another 23-year-old man, was taken into custody.
Protesters riot & burn gas station, cars after fatal officer-involved shooting in Milwaukee, WI
More than 100 people were in a standoff with officers, some of whom wore riot gear, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Officers got in their cars to leave at one point and some in the crowd started smashing a squad car's windows. Another vehicle was set on fire, the newspaper reported.
Police also tweeted out that an officer was being treated for an injury after a brick was thrown through a squad window, striking the officer in the head.
Law enforcement also reported that a gas station had been set on fire, but the fire department couldn't respond because of gunfire in the area.
08-14-2016, 12:15 AM #2
Twitter is active with updates, live feeds (amateur).
08-14-2016, 12:18 AM #3
08-14-2016, 12:30 AM #4
The unruly punks have now set an auto parts store and a beauty supply storeon fire.I live a couple of miles from the area and think that it is time to move.
08-14-2016, 12:31 AM #5
Lots of pictures and video of rioters smashing police cars, setting police cars on fire, setting a BP gas station on fire (after looting), crowd chanting "Black Power" and "Burn it down" as the BP station is looted and burned, shots fired by rioters, rioters trying to take down traffic lights, etc.
This is a full on "riot" IMO, not any kind of "protest", as some of the media is desperately trying to frame the violence. There is really no way to describe this level of violence and destruction as a "protest", peaceful or otherwise.
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08-14-2016, 12:39 AM #9
August 14, 2016
12:29 PM EDT
BP burnt down
Armored vehicles moving through
43rd and Burliegh Street
O'Riely Auto Parts burning trying to get it under control
Jet Beauty 9 blocks away on fire
BMO Harris Bank lots of smoke, broken window to try to contain fire
Helicopter in air
10-11 block stretch, traffic lights down, new fires
Shooting: Suspicious vehicle, 2 individulals headed out LE chased individual and told to drop gun, hit in chest and arm(2 bullets) 23 yr old man died, officer has body camera, because it involved Milwaukee Police it will be investigated. Later in the evening, devices were used(FaceBook Twitter, etc)
5 dead, multiple injured in Milwaukee shootings
A lot of anger around 6:30 pm, tensions building from Shooting(under investigation)
9:00 bricks thrown
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08-14-2016, 12:41 AM #10
A reporter has been beaten:
Journal SentinelVerified account
Our reporters were chased, one was thrown to the ground and beaten, but they're all out and safe. Our coverage:
08-14-2016, 12:43 AM #11Registered User
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I love Milwaukee. Lots of great things there. It is one of the most segregated cities in the US. There is and was so much wealth there. Beautiful homes by beautiful Lake Michigan.
Sad, but inevitable . Hope some good solutions can finally come about.
08-14-2016, 12:43 AM #12
August 14, 2016
12:30 AM EDT
Latest: Milwaukee Police Try Again to Disperse Protesters
The Latest on unrest in Milwaukee following a police shooting that left one man dead (all times local):
Police in Milwaukee are trying again to disperse protesters on the city's north side in the wake of a man's fatal police shooting.
Some 100 protesters skirmished with officers Saturday night, hours after an officer shot and killed a 23-year-old man whom police said was armed and had run from a traffic stop.
Police say it's not clear whether the man pointed the gun at or fired at officers.
Police said in a tweet that officers were moving into an intersection and asking the crowd to disperse peacefully, but rocks were being thrown at officers.
The department said in earlier tweets that one officer was injured by a thrown brick, a squad car had its windows smashed and another one was set on fire.
08-14-2016, 01:00 AM #13
Local reporter Ashley Luthern from JournalSentinel online.
Ashley Luthern @aluthern 59m59 minutes ago
Back in newsroom. Some context about recent events near Sherman Park; About 6 p.m. yesterday, a man was driving, shot and killedAshley Luthern Retweeted
Ben Hutchison @BennyHutch 1h1 hour ago
Shots fired right in front of our car. Gunman ran by us while shooting. We're ok. Sherman and Burleigh is mayhem, no control @WISN12NewsAshley Luthern @aluthern 1h1 hour ago
Ashley Luthern Retweeted Milwaukee Police
.@michelehana (TMJ4) reporting a woman had bricks thrown at her van w/ disabled passengers inside; windows brokenAshley Luthern added,
Milwaukee Police @MilwaukeePolice
MPD officer undergoing treatment at local hospital after brick thrown through squad window, striking officer in the head.
7 retweets 1 like
08-14-2016, 01:00 AM #14
Finally national cable beginning to cover live. Fox news covering live.
08-14-2016, 01:04 AM #15
A bank is also on fire according to Fox news. About 5 businesses on fire, not including the BP gas station and burning cars.
USFiR2015 @USFiR2015 5m5 minutes ago
Milwaukee WI - 3536 W Fond Du Lac Ave - Heavy smoke from the BMO Harris Bank, in the area of the riots
Tweets from Urban Suburban Fire Incident Reporting.
USFiR2015 @USFiR2015 28m28 minutes ago
Milwaukee WI - N 35th St / W Burleigh- Upgrading to 2nd alarm for fully involved 1 story auto body shop, set by riotersUSFiR2015 @USFiR2015 50m50 minutes ago
Milwaukee WI - N Sherman Blvd / W Burleigh St - Fully involved gas station, in the area of the riots
Violent protests erupt in Milwaukee after police shoot and kill armed man following a traffic stop
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