Wisconsin Town Begins Cleanup After Riots Damage Communities, Homes

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Twitter/Julio Rosas

Homeowners in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, began the process of cleanup and recovery Thursday morning after riots crossed into their neighborhoods.

Journalist Julio Rosas documented affected scenes via his Twitter account Thursday morning.

Rosas also noted damage done to small storefronts. One property is a children’s math and reading tutoring center which boarded up windows prior to the destructive demonstrations.

Throughout Wednesday night, rioters moved through residential streets shining bright lights into windows. Reporters on the ground also noted how motorcycles were driven on sidewalks and over front lawns.

One man brandished a firearm as police moved to disperse crowds near a residential intersection.

Breitbart documented other destructive scenes throughout Wauwatosa. A Speedway gas station was looted despite an employee’s effort to diffuse the situation by offering bags of food. Shelves and coffee machines were toppled in the process. The damage ceased only after police responded to the scene.

The protest followed a decision by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, explained in a 14-page letter, declined to pursue an indictment against police officer Joseph Mensah earlier Wednesday. Prosecutors did not charge the officer with murder in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Alvin Cole outside a suburban Milwaukee shopping mall.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.

Editor’s note: This article originally stated that a grand jury declined to indict Officer Mensah. It has been corrected to show the local district attorney declined to pursue charges in the matter of the shooting of Alvin Cole.


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