Kemp declares state of emergency, activates National Guard to curtail violence in Atlanta

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Governor Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency in response to an increase in violent and property crimes in the city of Atlanta.

According to a press release issued by Kemp’s office, he made this declaration “following weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction” including more than 30 Georgians wounded by gunfire with five confirmed dead over the July 4 weekend.

Kemp’s state of emergency authorizes the activation of up to 1,000 Georgia National Guard troops.

“Peaceful protests were hijacked by criminals with a dangerous, destructive agenda. Now, innocent Georgians are being targeted, shot and left for dead,” Kemp said. “This lawlessness must be stopped and order restored in our capital city. I have declared a State of Emergency and called up the Georgia Guard because the safety of our citizens comes first. This measure will allow troops to protect state property and dispatch state law enforcement officers to patrol our streets. Enough with tough talk. We must protect the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians.”

National Guard troops will provide support at state buildings including the Georgia State Capitol, the Georgia Department of Public Safety Headquarters and Governor’s mansion. Their support will allow state law enforcement personnel to increase patrols on roadways and throughout communities, especially those in the city of Atlanta, officials said.

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