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Milwaukee police chief blames Chicago-based activists for violence toward police

Milwaukee police chief blames Chicago-based activists for violence toward police

Milwaukee police Chief Ed Flynn on Monday lauded faith and community leaders for curbing violence Sunday night during unrest after the police shooting of a black man on Saturday.

“I saw in many instances people preaching on street corners, counseling small groups of individuals. A number of individuals spoke at the vigil, which easily could have been an excuse to incite, but rather there were consistent calls for calm, discussion and peaceful change,” Flynn said.

Flynn confirmed, however, a significant level of violence toward police. In addition to the well-documented rock-throwing by Sunday night’s mob, officers have also been met with gunfire since...

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