Florida Sheriff advises residents to coldbloodedly shoot robbers and looters
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd recommends that all county residents exercise their Second Amendment right and use weapons against criminals who cash in on the wave of the riots and trying to break into homes.
“The people in Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns,” Sheriff Judd said in a press briefing Monday, according to Fox 13. “And if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I’m highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns.”
"The people in Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns... And if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I'm highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns." STORY: https://t.co/NjG4Frlphy pic.twitter.com/KH0g3X0POC— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) June 1, 2020
Such a statement was provoked by “peaceful protesters,” which went out on Sunday afternoon to Munn Park in Lakeland in memory of the murder of George Floyd. A few hours later, the peaceful rally was transformed into a terrible series of shots from police weapons and an impenetrable veil of tear gas.
According to local authorities, a curfew was imposed to prevent destruction in the city.
“I understand that people are really angry with everything going on but violence really is not the answer. Peace speaks louder than violence in my opinion. I understand that people want their voices to be heard but it’s not the way to do it,” said Mercedes Werbinski, the protest organizer.
A wave of violence and rioting has also swept in neighboring Hillsborough County. Several patrol cars, shops and restaurants were badly damaged. But local law enforcement forces managed to localize the conflict with minimal damage.
“For the first time in 29 years, I had to do an all-call and call every available unit from the entire 1,110-square-mile county to rush to the university area to restore some order to such a chaotic scene,” Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister told Tampa Bay 10.