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Governor Activates National Guard in Milwaukee

Governor Scott Walker activated the National Guard in Milwaukee. 

"Following a request from Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, and after discussions with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Adjutant General Donald Dunbar, I have activated the Wisconsin National Guard to be in a position to aid local law enforcement upon request. I commend the citizens who volunteered in clean-up efforts this morning. This act of selfless caring sets a powerful example for Milwaukee's youth and the entire community. I join Milwaukee's leaders and citizens in calling for continued peace and prayer," said Walker. 

According to Walker, 125 members of rapid response of 32nd Military police company were called up. 

They have a law enforcement background.

"Our intention is late tonight that they will stationed at an armory in the Milwaukee area," said Walker. 

They will be available upon request of the Milwaukee Police Department.

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