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Several police officers have been shot
The two suspects reportedly arrived in the area in a U-haul van and are carrying "long guns."
There is an ongoing "active shooting situation" unfolding in Jersey City, New Jersey, according to the sheriff's office.
Officers have been shot, New Jersey governor confirmed. However, we do not know how many.
originally posted by: Spacespider
Another day in USA I guess...
Can someone explain to me why I always see the fire department shows up to these things in USA ?
Gun laws in New Jersey regulate the sale, possession, and use of firearms and ammunition in the U.S. state of New Jersey. New Jersey's firearms laws are among the most restrictive in the country.
Six dead, including a cop, after 'juvenile male and female shooter duo' armed with long guns launch two-hour shootout against SWAT team, starting in a cemetery and ending inside a bodega
originally posted by: rickymouse
What the heck is a bodego, looked it up and it has a wide variety of definitions.
originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: Willtell
most likely all hands on deck
indiscriminate fire on officers
bombs in trucks
I am surprised the national guard has not been called out
so more of a major unrest and national disaster force then cops
On Sunday night, the streets of Ferguson descended into violent chaos, prompting the governor to deploy the Missouri national guard. Governor Jay Nixon, who acts as commander-in-chief of his state’s national guard, said the troops are needed to restore peace and order in the northern St Louis suburb. What is the national guard? Each state, Washington DC and US territories has a national guard, and serve a dual state and federal mission. It is first and foremost a state agency, but units can be mobilised by the US president to assist the country’s armed forces. States’ national guard units often receive federal funding and training. All states have an air national guard and an army national guard. The forces are organised by units that can include military, medical, aviation and engineering, among others. The governor serves as commander-in-chief. In general, guard soldiers hold civilian jobs and live at home. They have a drill commitment one weekend per month and are required to attend one two-week training each year. The governor is not required to notify the US president of the administration before calling the national guard into service. When is it called up? Under state law, the national guard may be activated by governors – as Nixon has done in Missouri – to respond to domestic emergencies such as natural disasters and civil disturbances. National guard forces are most often called in to assist with natural disasters as Missouri did after a catastrophic tornado ripped through the city of Joplin in 2011. Jim Craig, an associate professor of military and veteran studies at the University of Missouri-St Louis, said deploying the state national guard to quell civil unrest is less common.