National Guard Ordered to Protect DC Monuments

Grind for March 9th

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The Headline

National Guard Ordered to Protect DC Monuments

The Grind

The National Guard will soon send unarmed personnel to monuments and memorials around Washington, D.C., to help U.S. Park Police protect them.

President Trump and officials in the administration have blasted protesters for attacking national monuments and said law enforcement officials do not have enough resources to protect monuments during the protests that followed the death of George Floyd, who perished while in the custody of Minneapolis police.

The Details

That will soon change.

“The District of Columbia National Guard is responding to a request to support law enforcement officials and has dispatched unarmed personnel, with others on stand-by,” National Guard spokesman Maj. Robert Perino said in a statement to CNN. “Activated Guardsmen are expected to provide security for local monuments and critical infrastructure.”

Guard members are set to stay deployed through July 4 and their number may top 400, according to CNN. Read more…






The Headline

Crenshaw Slams Twitter For Censoring Trump

Rep. Dan Crenshaw blasted Twitter on Tuesday after the social media platform censored one of President Trump’s tweets on taking action against potential “autonomous zones” in Washington, DC.

“This is beyond the pale. The mob has infiltrated every corner of society. The President’s tweet is not only appropriate, but also necessary. Every mayor who claims to protect their citizens should repeat the same. Violent anarchists cannot be encouraged,” Crenshaw (R-TX) said.

The Details

The Texas representative was responding to Twitter, which justified its decision to cover Trump’s tweet with a warning that it contained “the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group.” Twitter also limited how users could interact with the tweet, disabling likes, comments, and retweeting the president’s tweet without a comment. Users can still retweet the president with a comment.

“There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!” Trump tweetedon Tuesday. The night before, a group of activists tried to create a “black” autonomous zone outside of St. Johns Church in the White House. Read more…



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