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General's Report on DC Riot Says Capitol Police Need 884 More Officers

The report says the Capitol Police were "understaffed, insufficiently equipped and inadequately trained" to secure the Capitol and Congress members against the mob on Jan. 6, a 24/7 so a "Quick Reaction Force" (QRF) must be established amid growing security threats to the building.

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Capitol Police Want 60-Day Extension on National Guard Aid

Acting Police Chief Yogananda Pittman asked the Department of Defense to continue to provide support in the Capitol, where 5,200 guardsmen are currently deployed.

MN Governor Wants to Send National Guard to Minneapolis for Chauvin Trial

Republicans in the state legislature pushed back last week, calling the proposal a bailout for poor budget decisions and anti-police sentiment among Minneapolis leaders. They want Minneapolis to foot the bill.

Former Capitol Police Chief Says 6 Requests for National Guard Aid Denied Before Riot

House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving said he wasn’t comfortable with the “optics” of formally declaring an emergency ahead of the demonstration, former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund said.

Angry Trump Supporters Breach Police Barricades, Swarm into Capitol Wreaking Havoc

One officer has reportedly been transported to the hospital. There are reports of officers being assaulted.

Election Riots in Portland: Officers Attacked, Guns Seized, National Guard Activated

Law enforcement said they had also seized commercial-grade fireworks and hammers throughout the night.

Georgia Governor Calls in National Guard, Highway Patrol to Help Quell Atlanta Violence

The governor authorized the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops in the wake of violence in Atlanta over the weekend that left more than 30 people wounded and five dead, including an 8-year-old girl.

California's Brown Agrees to Send Guard to Border, Slams Trump Policies

But Brown suggested a very limited role for the 400 additional California troops, writing to Nielsen and Mattis that support operations would be focused on “targeting transnational criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers along the border, the coast and throughout the state.”

3 Border States to Send 1,600 Troops to U.S. Border

Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas pledged on Monday to send about 1,600 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border, responding to President Donald Trump's plan to use the military to help fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

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Security Deployed at Super Bowl to be Largest in Minnesota History

For Super Bowl LII, the largest security detail ever deployed in Minnesota — and in Super Bowl history — will be an enormously complex effort involving hundreds of officers from 60 police departments across the state, and lots of additional support.

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