On Monday, April 19, Walz “declared a peacetime emergency for the seven-county metro area and announced that the state would tap police resources from other states ahead of a decision in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer,” Dana Ferguson reports.
That’s appropriate. Some elements of the Black Lives Matter movement are violent extremists with a demonstrated ability to overwhelm even large police forces. Having back up on call is just the responsible thing to do.
I just hope no state, called on for assistance, will treat Minnesota the way Minnesota treated North Dakota during another instance of violent political activism.