Law enforcement agencies across Florida and the country (see this, this and this) are preparing for the possibility of rioting and general civil unrest when the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial comes down. Final arguments were made on Thurs and Friday of this week, with the jury sent for deliberations early Friday afternoon.
Social media engines such as Facebook and Twitter are on fire with threats of violence if Zimmerman walks (see this, this, and this). In addition, highly visible groups such as the New Black panther party are being particularly vocal in their threats.
The Broward county sheriff is clearly expecting trouble and has released a series of public service announcements to attempt to preempt any possible violence, though law enforcement is planning for the worst. Police across the Miami Metro area have been undertaking riot training over the last few weeks, though they state the timing is all coincidental.
If you think any of this is hype, keep in mind the 1992 L.A. riots, the 2001 Cincinnati race riots and many others. The media, career race baiters and many of our elected officials, including President Obama, have intentionally stirred the racial component of this tragic incident.
From AlertsUSA's perch, we see a particularly dangerous situation brewing. Don't take these threats lightly. Watch your back in the coming weeks, regardless of the verdict. Avoid all groups and demonstrations, even if they appear calm. You all know your neighborhoods and the tepidness of the situation. Regardless of the outcome, the verdict will likely be used as an excuse to blow off steam and, potentially, for violence, looting and general mayhem, particularly in or near urban, inner city areas. Caution is urged.
AlertsUSA continues to monitor the situation and notify service subscribers as events warrant.
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On July 12th, AlertsUSA issued the following Flash message to subscriber mobile devices:
USGOV issues travel warning for Mexico. Dangers incl homicide, gun fights, kidnapping, carjacking, theft, etc. Crime & violence widespread, can occur anywhere.
On Friday of this week, AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via a text message to their mobile device that the State Department issued a new Travel Warning for Mexico. The key takeaways of the warning statement are as follows:
"Crime and violence are serious problems and can occur anywhere. U.S. citizens have fallen victim to criminal activity, including homicide, gun battles, kidnapping, carjacking and highway robbery."
"The number of U.S. citizens reported to the Department of State as murdered in Mexico was 113 in 2011 and 71 in 2012."
"Gun battles have occurred in broad daylight on streets and in other public venues, such as restaurants and clubs."
"The location and timing of future armed engagements is unpredictable."
"The number of kidnappings and disappearances throughout Mexico is of particular concern. Both local and expatriate communities have been victimized. In addition, local police have been implicated in some of these incidents. We strongly advise you to lower your profile and avoid displaying any evidence of wealth that might draw attention."
It is important to note that while the travel warning tends to play down the topic, violence DOES impact tourist destinations throughout Mexico, including Cancun and Acapulco (see this, this and this).
The U.S. Dept. of State is the authoritative federal source for information on the security situation at travel destinations worldwide. With tensions rapidly increasing in most regions, readers planning on international travel, even to such common destinations as Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean Islands are strongly encouraged to do a little research on the security situation prior to departure.
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