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Governor activates National Guard for Election Day

Just in case, the State House News Service reports.

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I hope they're prepared to arrest any members of illegal militias that try to disrupt voting.

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Ain't no militias around here. They're called gangs and they shoot and kill people but not due to voting.

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Active Massachusetts Militias
Which is a thread on Massachusetts Militias
I am not making this up.

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Scary stuff, those three posts, lol

Meanwhile what's the Boston murder count continues to climb, and it's not due to militias

https://www.universalhub.com/crime/murder/2020

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We know the rioting has been done mainly by the far-left BLM and Antifa crowd that favors Biden and hates Trump. Mayor Walsh is a personal confidante to Biden. If Biden is expected to win and rioters want that, why would Walsh be expecting damage? Won't they be celebrating? Are the internal polls that bad?

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I don't know where you're getting your info but it wreaks of 4chanreddit vibes.

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Antifa is not the problem.

Officials have arrested more than 14,000 people across 49 cities nationwide since May 27, according to a Washington Post tally of data provided by police departments and included in media reports. Thousands were arrested for low-level offenses, including curfew violations and failure to disperse.

Roughly 80 federal charges, including murder and throwing molotov cocktails at police vehicles, reveal no evidence of an antifa plot. Four people who identify with the far-right extremist “boogaloo” movement are among those facing the most serious federal charges. Asked whether anyone who identifies as antifa had been charged, Department of Justice spokesman Matt Lloyd said via email, “We do not collect statistics based on potential inspiration but on unlawful acts according to statute.”

An intelligence bulletin issued by the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center that was obtained by ABC News warned that “anarchist extremists continue to pose the most significant threat of targeted assaults against police.” The bulletin, which was distributed to police departments nationwide, mentions antifa only in a footnote differentiating those who self-identify with the group from anarchists.

Rather, the bulletin said that “the greatest threat of lethal violence continues to emanate from lone offenders with racially or ethnically motivated violent extremist ideologies and [domestic violent extremists] with personalized ideologies,” specifically pointing to boogaloo-related groups as likely to be “instigating violence” at the protests.

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  • From the article:

In the state's largest city, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross told voters Monday that they will see a police officer at each polling place, but that "you will not see an overwhelming presence of police officers."

  • Emphasis mine.

There has always been a Police Officer in my polling place (Pauline Agassiz Shaw School in Dorchester). Do they not do this everywhere else in Massachusetts?

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It's perfectly normal but the partisan rhetoric is trying to make it an issue.

See also the first comment in this thread about the "illegality" of militias, which is about as concerning as great white sharks roaming the City, i.e. never happened and likely never will.

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See my reply to your other ignorant comment, above. The belief that only "gangs" -- which is surely code for "brown people" -- are organized violent groups is not based in reality.

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And now you throw out the race card because YOU presume militias are white and gangs are brown? That's your racist ignorance showing.

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Only a police officer can open and close the ballot box and only a police officer can bring the actual ballots from the polling place to town hall.

Usually, they spend the day drinking Dunkies and playing on their phone. Today they may be busy.

(I'm an Election official normally, but my health situation is too risky for today).

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