Sacramento, California 2021-01-14 18:54:16 –
Sacramento (CBS13) — Governor Gavin Newsom deployed California National Guard to Sacramento to protect the State Capitol prior to the presidential inauguration.
A week after the attack on the US Capitol, the FBI warned capitals across the country about potentially armed protests as its launch date approached.
Newsom announced Thursday a series of actions the state is taking to “strengthen security.” The Governor said the California State Administration Center would work with federal, state, and law enforcement agencies to assess threats and share information to “prevent these disgraceful actions from being repeated here.” It was.
As part of that response, Newsom has signed a general order authorizing the deployment of 1,000 National Guard to protect the “critical infrastructure,” including the Capitol.
Sacramento’s FBI field office recognizes a potential parliamentary imitator in the state capital of California. Gina Swankey, FBI Public Relations Specialist at Sacramento, said in a statement: “… Gathering information to identify potential threats…. Our focus is not on peaceful protesters, but on those who threaten the security of other citizens with their security and violence and property destruction. It is in. “
In light of what happened in our national capital last week, the CA is taking important steps to protect the security of the State Capitol and the state as a whole.
We are actively working with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to ensure that these disgraceful actions are not repeated here. pic.twitter.com/592uureuLA
— California Governor’s Office (@CAgovernor) January 14, 2021
Newsum said the state operations center will be up and running 24 hours a day and the law enforcement coordination center will be activated at the highest level as part of the steps to enhance security.
On Thursday, the California Highway Patrol and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications installed a 6-foot wire mesh fence around the State Capitol. The fence will be added to the permanent barrier surrounding the Capitol and the fence installed this summer during police protests of atrocities.
In a statement, Newsam said the state worked with social media companies to say, “Their platforms will not be used by hate groups or domestic terrorists to organize or disseminate false information, disinformation, or publicity. I will do it. “
During the summer, 500 National Guards were sent to Sacramento to protect critical infrastructure such as county prisons and utility facilities during the George Floyd protest.
Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said the National Guard uses less weapons than lethal weapons. All guns carried by the National Guard are loaded with real ammunition.
A few months ago, in March, National Guard was deployed to Sacramento to help food distribution and protection of vulnerable people at food banks.
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