Georgia Governor Activates National Guard

Governor Kemp declares state of emergency over deadly shootings in Atlanta.

The long Independence Day weekend saw dozens of shootings in several Georgia cities that included the deaths of children. Governor Brian Kemp on Monday declared a state of emergency for his state. His move authorizes the activation of 1,000 National Guard troops to “protect state property and patrol our streets.”

In a statement, Governor Kemp said, “Peaceful protests were hijacked by criminals with a dangerous, destructive agenda. Now, innocent Georgians are being targeted, shot, and left for dead. 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 the tough talk. We must protect the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the safety of members of the Georgia Guard and law enforcement as they begin their protection actions in Atlanta.
  • For the governors of other states to have the courage of Governor Kemp and act to protect their citizens.

Sources: CNN, Fox News


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