As Philadelphia braces for another night of rioting and violence, the Department of Justice is monitoring the situation and making it clear whose side they're on.
The Department of Justice is closely monitoring the unrest in Philadelphia and elsewhere.— Kerri Kupec DOJ (@KerriKupecDOJ) October 28, 2020
To police departments across the country: You have the FULL support of DOJ. We deeply appreciate all you are doing to keep all in your cities and neighborhoods safe.#BackTheBlue
This week more than 30 police officers were injured in the city. Last night police became overwhelmed when more than 1000 rioters took to the streets, allegedly to protest the shooting of an armed criminal who lunged at police with a knife. They broke into a number of businesses, some of them just newly opened, and stole shoes, washing machines, televisions, medication and more. Stand down orders were handed down to police from Democrat city "leaders."
The inside of a looted Rite Aid in Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/LNgAVMi5EF— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 28, 2020
Police in Philadelphia are being told NOT to arrest looters.— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) October 28, 2020
Are you kidding me?
The people of Pennsylvania deserve law and order. Not lawlessness. https://t.co/AfvTfyejku
Since riots began earlier this year in cities across the country, the Department of Justice has worked to arrest and prosecute agitators with federal crimes and lengthy prison sentences.