Lancaster City has a Democrat Mayor however, the district attorney for Lancaster county and county executives are all Republican. The city is blue and has a history of social justice however, the entire surrounding area is deep red.
After the fatal police-involved shooting that occurred when a man attacked a police officer with a knife, violent rioters took to the streets. Intially they claimed the police shot an autistic young man. Only a few hours after the shooting the county’s district attorney Heather Adams released the video showing the officer of attack and defended himself.
Despite this, rioters formed barricades, attacked the police station, smashed windows, and set fires in the streets.
I have lived close to this area for several years so a couple of things of mention…First, the Lancaster City police department is very well trained. They are one of the few police forces that makes sure their officers are constantly receiving training. Second, the city is full of cameras they are on just about every block, especially in high crime areas (residential areas) and downtown. You’ll notice there weren’t many police skirmish lines breaking up the crowds. They didn’t need them, they were watching everything via drones and cameras.
On Sunday night, as crimes were being committed police units monitored rioters remotely that were committed crimes and then scooped them up.
BREAKING: cops are driving around, jumping out, running full speed at rioters and arresting them using marked vans
Here 4 people were arrested
The cops said they were targeting specific individuals who they ID’d committed crimes throughout the night
Video below shows more pic.twitter.com/2IgUtMUZEA
— ELIJAH RIOT (@ElijahSchaffer) September 14, 2020
The police tactically arrested those that were committing the crimes and instigating the mob. Once in custody, the district attorney’s office working with the local court set the rioters bail at $1 million.
On Monday night, reporters on the ground said that activists were jumpy.
And THIS is how you shut down the riots. It’s as simple as threatening militants with actual jail time.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 15, 2020
Lancaster Stands Up is a far-left activist group sympathetic to Antifa, they were upset because one of their “medics” bail was set at one million dollars.
This photo is of Taylor Enterline, staging a peaceful protest for racial justice in front of the Manheim Borough Police station this summer. A Lancaster judge just set her bail at one million dollars for participating as a medic in last night’s protests. pic.twitter.com/nR43TNJFDP
— Lancaster Stands Up (@lancstandsup) September 15, 2020
One of the other people that was arrested was a local news reporter for Lancaster Online.
BREAKING: An @LancasterOnline employee, Matthew Modderman, is among those arrested and facing $1M bail for arson, vandalism, riot and more.
— Lancaster Patriot (@thelancpatriot) September 15, 2020
They may get away with it in Philly, Portland, and Pittsburg but that garbage isn’t going to fly in Lancaster. In about 24 hours the violent agitators were swept off the streets quelling the violence. That is how it’s done!