Lawless America: Police officer is shot in the head in Vegas, four officers are shot in St Louis, cops are rammed by an SUV in Buffalo and looters ransack Manhattan on another night of riots across US after Trump vowed to crack down

  • Looters descended on New York City's luxury stores for a second night in a row on Monday 
  • Vandals were seen smashing storefronts amid a heavy presence of NYPD officers aiming to stop destruction
  • Clashes between police and protesters broke out in other cities including Minneapolis, DC and Philadelphia
  • Two people were shot and killed in the Chicago suburb of Cicero, where at least 60 others were arrested
  • In Buffalo, New York, shocking video showed cops confronting protesters in the street before a car rammed into officers, leaving two people injured
  • Meanwhile, an active duty military police battalion is on its way to the nation's Capitol to help patrol streets 
  • The deployment marks the first time that the Army has been sent in to patrol US streets since the 1992 LA riots
  • It came as President Trump threatened to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807 to mobilize 'thousands and thousands' of soldiers in cities across the country to 'end riots and lawlessness'
Four cops were shot in St Louis last night as America was gripped by a seventh straight night of destruction in the wake of George Floyd's death despite Donald Trump's threats of military force. 
Rioters opened fire and wounded four officers in St Louis while others hurled rocks, launched fireworks and poured gas over cops in scenes of 'mayhem' on Monday night.  
An emotional police chief condemned the looters who were 'tearing up cities' with 'no intention of doing anything constructive' as he revealed the four injured officers were in hospital but likely to survive.
Another cop was reportedly shot in the head in Las Vegas in one of two outbreaks of gunfire in the city.    
Donald Trump showed no sign of backing down last night as he threatened to mobilize 'thousands and thousands' of soldiers in cities across the country to bring the 'riots and lawlessness' to an end. 
While he spoke, police were firing tear gas to disperse protesters outside the White House - clearing the way for Trump to stroll across Lafayette Square for a photo opportunity at a historic fire-damaged church. 
In New York City, looters descended on luxury stores for a second night in a row as peaceful protests gave way to looting when the sun went down - including at the Macy's flagship store.  
The NYPD had dispatched a fleet of officers in a bid to prevent the destruction of the night before but one cop was beaten on a sidewalk while others were powerless to stop the looting.  
In Buffalo, New York, shocking video showed police confronting a group of protesters in the street before a car rammed into officers. Officials said two people were injured in that incident. 
Clashes between police and protesters broke out in many other cities including Minneapolis, Washington DC, Philadelphia and in the Chicago suburb of Cicero, where two people were fatally shot and at least 60 others were arrested.    
In Buffalo, New York, shocking video showed police confronting a group of protesters in the street before a car rammed into officersOfficials said two people were injured in the Buffalo incident
NEW YORK: Protesters are arrested for breaking curfew while marching on 8th Avenue in Manhattan on Monday
Low-flying military helicopters used a wind-blowing tactic to break up crowds in Washington, DC, on Monday night as protests continued past city-wide curfewVideos posted to Twitter showed demonstrators quaking beneath deafening gusts
CICERO, ILLINOIS: Two people were fatally shot in the Chicago suburb of Cicero on Monday amid looting linked to protests
LOUISVILLE: Kentucky State Troopers detain a man during protests against police brutality in Louisville on Monday night
The US has been rocked by six straight nights of tumult since George Floyd, a black man, was killed in Minneapolis after a white police officer pinned him to the ground by kneeling on his neck last Monday. 
Floyd, who was in handcuffs at the time, died after the white officer ignored bystander shouts to get off him and Floyd's cries that he couldn't breathe. 
His death, captured on citizen video, has sparked days of protests in Minneapolis that quickly spread to cities across America.  
Trump told reporters his administration is 'fully committed' to serving justice for George Floyd, but said he believed the looters and violent protests are distracting from that goal. 

WASHINGTON DC: President Donald Trump spoke at in the Rose Garden on Monday evening and declared himself the 'president of law and order' as tear gas and flash bangs rang out in the distance
He declared himself the 'president of law and order' and threatened to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807 to deploy the military.  
While Trump spoke, police were heard firing tear gas and deploying flash bangs in an effort to disperse protesters chanting: 'Don't shoot' in Lafayette Park outside the White House.   
'All Americans were rightly sickened and revolted by the brutal death of George Floyd,' Trump said.
'My administration is fully committed that for judge and his family, justice will be served. He will not have died in vain. 
'But we cannot allow the righteous cries of peaceful protesters to be drowned out by an angry mob. The biggest victims of the rioting is peace loving citizens in our poorest communities. And as their president, I will fight to keep them safe. I will fight to protect you.
'I am your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters. But in recent days, our nation has been gripped by professional anarchists, violent mobs, arsonists, looters, criminals, rioters, Antifa and others.' 
He then revealed his intention to invoke the Insurrection Act, saying: 'I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them. I am also taking swift and decisive action to protect our great capitol, Washington, DC. What happened in this city last night was a total disgrace.' 
'Those who threaten innocent life and property will be arrested, detained and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I want the organizers of this terror to be on notice that you will face severe criminal penalties and lengthy sentences in jail.'
Between 200 and 250 military personnel from a unit at Fort Bragg in North Carolina were reportedly expected to arrive in DC as early as Monday night, three Pentagon officials told CNN.    
The deployment marks the first time that the Army has been sent in to patrol US streets in nearly 30 years since the 1992 Los Angeles riots sparked by the brutal police custody death of Rodney King. 
The troops are expected to provide security in the capital but will not perform law enforcement duties such as arrest and detention of protesters or rioters, per CNN.  
WASHINGTON DC: The protesters held their ground as police launched tear gas to clear the roadway
WASHINGTON DC: Members of the District of Columbia National Guard are seen driving near the White House on Monday as an active duty military battalion makes its way to the Capitol to help control protests
WASHINGTON DC: Protesters run from tear gas used by police to clear the street near the White House on Monday night
WASHINGTON DC: A large number of law enforcement vehicles are seen outside the White House after nightfall Monday
WASHINGTON DC: Protesters flee after police launched a tear gas canister into crowds gathered near the White House
PHILADELPHIA: Hundreds gathered on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Monday before police began launching tear gas and spraying chemicals at protesters to get them to disperse
MINNEAPOLIS: In Minneapolis, Floyd's brother, Terrence, (center in a black hat) made an emotional plea for peace at the site where Floyd was pinned to pavement by a cop who put his knee on the handcuffed black man's neck for several minutes

In St Louis, two officers were shot in the leg, one in the foot and one in the arm after armed rioters opened fire last night. 
Police chief John Hayden said a peaceful protest had been replaced by rioters who 'obviously had no intention on protesting or doing anything constructive' and started looting 'all over downtown'. 
'They were throwing fireworks on officers, fireworks were exploding on officers, there were officers that had gas poured on them, and we're trying to figure out what is going on,' he said. 
'All of this because people decided to steal and break windows, that's all they're doing. I don't understand what that has to do with Mr Floyd's death.' 
His voice breaking, he said: 'Some coward fired shots at officers and now we have four in the hospital, and thank God they're alive.'  
LOS ANGELES: Protesters kneel in front of a line of police in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles on Monday

In Minneapolis on Monday, Floyd's brother, Terrence, pleaded for peace at the site where the black man was pinned to the pavement by officer Derek Chauvin, saying violence is 'not going to bring my brother back at all'. 
'Let's switch it up ya'll. Let's switch it up. Do this peacefully, please,' Terrence Floyd said. 
The crowd chanted: 'What's his name? George Floyd!' and 'One down, three to go!' in reference to the four officers involved in Floyd's arrest.  
Chauvin has been charged with murder, but protesters are demanding that his colleagues be prosecuted too. All four were fired. 
During an impromptu eulogy, Terrence Floyd urged people to stop the violence and use their power at the ballot box.
'If I'm not over here messing up my community, then what are you all doing?' he said. 'You all are doing nothing. Because that's not going to bring my brother back at all.' 

Stores on 5th and Madison avenues were seen boarding up their with plywood to prevent vandals from breaking in while cops stood guard near shops with already shattered windows, including The Nintendo Store, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and Barnes & Noble.  
Hours earlier New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an 11pm to 5am curfew for New York City in a bid to curb the violence of the past few nights.
Police were seen arresting several people for breaking curfew as the night went on.  
Philadelphia also announced a curfew beginning at 8.30pm Tuesday after Monday's protests took a chaotic turn with police firing tear gas and spraying chemicals at demonstrators gathered on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. 
NEW YORK: Looters are seen inside a Verizon store in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood on Monday night
NEW YORK: People scramble out of a ransacked Foot Locker store on 14th Street in Manhattan on Monday
NEW YORK: A vandal smashes the window of a Michael Kors store to steal merchandise off a mannequin on Monday night
CICERO, ILLINOIS: People are seen gathered outside a bar in Cicero on Monday as two people were killed in a shooting
CICERO, ILLINOIS: Armed vigilantes stood guard outside Cicero businesses as 'outside agitators' engaged in looting

To the north in Buffalo, stunning video captured the moment a car rammed into a line of police attempting to break up a protest on Monday night.  
In Cicero, Illinois - roughly 15 miles outside the heart of Chicago - four people were shot during protests on Monday. 
Town spokesman Ray Hanania confirmed that two of those people died and said at least 60 people were arrested - including three suspects involved in the shooting. 
Hanania told WGN that 'outside agitators' have entered Cicero 'after being rebuffed by the closure of downtown Chicago'. 
He said the only shots fired were by those agitators, and blamed looting in the town on them as well.   
More than 100 local cops are currently patrolling the streets of Cicero with assistance from about 120 county and state police officers.    NEW YORK: The protesters in New York City laid on the ground, many with their arms behind their backs, on Monday
otestors hold demonstrations in Times Square and stage die-in

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