LAPD Warn Of Civil Unrest Following Trump Election
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are preparing for potential riots following Donald Trump’s victory on Tuesday night. LAPD sources say that they are worried that citizens will take to the streets in protest against the election result. “The polite thing to say is that this is not unusual, but this has been a very unusual election,” said a senior law enforcement official with knowledge of tonight’s LAPD plans. “We are ready to go into riot mode if required, if the order comes.” Deadline.com reports: “Tempers are frayed in a number of our communities from the inflammatory language and policies that some have proposed,” the official added, noting that minority-dominated neighborhoods in East L.A. and South L.A. are of concern. “If the outcome sees Mr. Trump elected, measures are in place to maintain calm, if need be.” The source added that there had been no indications of any unrest so far today in L.A. With that, the Department of Homeland Security is also said to have beefed up contingency plans for tonight in Los Angeles and several other major U.S. cities. “It’s business as usual,” LAPD Lt. Chris Ramirez told Deadline on Tuesday, not confirming the additional measures. “Most of our patrols […]
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