While protests continue across the country President Trump in a conference call with governors called them "weak" and called for quick arrests, trials, and jail sentences. Meanwhile in Minneapolis the brother of George Floyd called for peace and an end to any violent protests. Here's a sampling of stories from today.
USA Today - Terrence Floyd chastised those responsible for the violence and looting that have marred many of the protests over his brother's Memorial Day death while in the custody of Minneapolis police, saying those acts didn't accomplish anything positive.
FOX News - President Trump said during a statement in the Rose Garden on Monday that he is “taking immediate action” and “mobilizing all available federal resources” to stop riots and looting across the country, threatening to deploy the military if states don’t send in the National Guard to protests.
FOX News - “Most of you are weak,” Trump said. “You have to arrest people.” “You have to dominate, if you don't dominate you're wasting your time,” he said, according to a senior staffer in a governor’s office who was listening to the call. “They're going to run over you, you're going to look like a bunch of jerks. You have to dominate.”
CNN - An active duty military police battalion consisting of some 200 to 250 military personnel is now in the process of deploying to Washington, DC, and could be in the nation's capital as soon as tonight, three US defense officials tell CNN.
The troops are expected to provide security but not perform law enforcement duties such as the arrest and detention of protesters, according to the officials.
Toledo Blade - Protesters marched down Reynolds Road Monday to the house of Toledo police Chief George Kral as communities around the nation continue to demonstrate over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in Minneapolis Police custody a week ago.
A crowd of hundred arrived outside the chief’s home at about 6:30 p.m., chanting, holding up signs, and trying to stay on the sidewalk and off of private property. At least initially no one emerged from the chief’s home to address the mass.
In a surprise move for him Rush Limbaugh contacted syndicated morning show The Breakfast Club, heard on 94.9 The Beat. Here is that conversation LIMBAUGH WITH THE BREAKFAST CLUB
Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz was on with Scott Sands this afternoon to talk about the violence from this past weekend and here's a link for that interview. MAYOR KAPSZUKIEWICZ WITH SCOTT SANDS
And the final piece of the puzzle was the conversation Fred LeFebvre had this morning with Julian Mack of the Community Solidarity Response Network, the group responsible for the peaceful rally downtown before the trouble began. FRED LEFEBVRE AND JULIAN MACK