Pittsburgh Cops Told To Carry Riot Gear In Preparation For Riots

Pittsburgh Police detectives have been told to bring their full uniforms and riot gear to work until further notice.

Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburg Police Department detectives were instructed to prepare for potential “large scale” protests in the downtown area of the city, amid speculation that President Donald Trump may soon fire Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.

PPD Major Crimes Unit detectives received the e-mail, authored by Commander Victor Joseph, on Wednesday morning, WTAE reported.

“There is a belief that President Trump will soon move to fire Special Prosecutor Mueller,” the e-mail read. “This would result in a large protest within 24 hours of the firing.”

“We may be needed to assist,” Comm. Joseph wrote.

In preparation for the potential situation, he notified the detectives that they would be “required to bring a full uniform and any issued protective equipment, riot gear, with them to work until further notice,” according to the e-mail.

Comm. Joseph noted that the protest would likely be “semi-spontaneous,” and would “more than likely happen on short notice.”

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto confirmed the e-mail’s authenticity, and said that the commander had issued the directive as a precautionary measure, WTAE reported.

The city’s Public Safety Director, Wendell Hissrich, echoed the mayor’s assessment of the situation, and said this was not the first time the PPD had prepared for a potential situation.

“The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police receives information daily that we evaluate and prepare for if the event should occur,” Wendell said in a statement, according to WTAE. “Often the events we prepare for do not occur. However, through an abundance of caution, we attempt to adequately prepare for an appropriate response.”

News of Mueller’s possible firing came after a bipartisan effort to protect his job was initiated in the wake of President Trump’s public criticism of the special prosecutor’s investigation into potential ties between the President’s 2016 campaign and Russia, WTAE reported.

Last week, President Trump blasted Mueller’s investigation as “an attack on our country,” and called the matter “corrupt,” WTAE reported.

On Tuesday, the proposed legislation was quickly thwarted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said there was no indication that the President intended to fire Mueller, KDKA reported.

“We’ll not be having this [bill] on the floor of the Senate, McConnell said, according to WTAE.

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GForce48
GForce48

The firing of Mueller is fake news made up by political adversaries of President Trump and America's security!

LEO0301
LEO0301

Impeach Trump and there will be civil unrest like they have never seen before. Oh, and I seriously doubt Trump plans to fire Mueller. He'll let it play out.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

They should be firing McConnell! That guy is a crook and not even a good one at that!

TRM
TRM

There are many that need to go away. Many are not seeking re-election. Some being threatened or their families threatened and others are Rhinos or slimy Democrats that can't take the heat they caused. But once the sewage is gone, I'm sure President Trump will bring back the good ones and put them in seats they would do best for Americans. Because it is NOT themselves that they should prosper, but for the American People they serve and we decide who deserves to prosper.

TRM
TRM

Those that have become Millionaires while in the seat that they hold is a huge RED FLAG. Like Comey, Pelosi, Maxine Waters and that's just a slight list.

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

Blame Nancy Pelosi who made the statement on 4/12 that President Trump had fired Mueller to justify a fundraiser. Pelosi is trying to start riots and thinks this will get the Democrats back in charge. If it happens she should be charge with insighting a riot.

Suggie
Suggie

Define crook. You Alleged Russian hacker spreading fake news

Suggie
Suggie

I agree. Every day Mueller continues he looks bad. Trump knows what he is doing. He is having fun watching mueller make a fool of himself

Divadeb
Divadeb

It will not be @POTUS firing Mueller or Rosenstein,he doesn't want to be the one who fires them! Dems& their panic mode,this us why they will lose,they lie,they race bait,they tell illegals to vote& if all else fails they bring on violence,Dems can not win an honest election!! This is why so many Americans are fed& switching parties from Dem to Conservatives we voted Donald J. Trump to save our Country from those giving it away to illegals& anyone who wants to harm Americans.Rise Up.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Civil unrest? From who? Trumpito's fans are the elderly and neckbeards like Richard Spencer who have never been in a fight in their lives.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Trump has many supporters. Most are card carrying members of the NRA. You don't have to be young to pull a trigger, Cheech.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Ah, the ones who haven't ventured far past the dirt road they grew up on? Yeah, no one is worried about Bum Fuck County, as seen by the rampant opioid abuse coming from said area.

LEO0301
LEO0301

I know there is nothing to worry about from the blue states, Most are overrun with ghettos and people who have no idea which way the gun barrel is suppose to point. I'm pretty sure it would be a one sided affair.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
It will be a no-sided affair, because a large number of his base is hooked on drugs, another large portion is going even more broke due to his policies, and the remaining sound mind sound bodied individuals have never left their hometown. How in the hell are you pushing affairs with those kinds of stats?

LEO0301
LEO0301

Drug users don't vote so your contention that his base are drug users is false. No one is going broke with his policies, that's only people in California where the government is run by idiots. Speaking for myself, I've done very well under Trumps economic plan. The rest of your rant is just made up BS so it's not worth mentioning.

Retiredleo
Retiredleo

Once again, your ignorance is showing. Many of us NRA members and Trump supporters may be chronological senior citizens, but we are far from old and feeble. Some of us are even female, therefore no neck beards😜

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
First, druggies do vote, because you don't have a criminal record even if you OD repeatedly in opioids.

Second, there are thousands of farmers and auto workers in the Midwest that would strongly beg to differ about trump not making them further broke.

And I've done well myself. Trump loves guys like me. But I'm not the average person. The average person be getting a better break than what Trumpito ushered in.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Retiredleo
Female neckbeard = leg beard.

And you may not be feeble, but back to my original comment, you're old. You're not going anywhere but to the drug store and a senior aqua workout class at your local gym.

Trust, no one is worried about you threat-wise.