Gov. Chris Christie To Send 150 New Jersey State Troopers To Baltimore

AP

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced on Tuesday via Twitter that he would be sending 150 state troopers to assist Maryland in its response to the violence unfurling in Baltimore.

The violence that began on Monday was tied to protests, which sought answers about the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a severed spinal cord while in police custody and died. Maryland’s governor also announced some 2,000 national guardsmen would be dispatched to help stop the violence.

Below are Christie’s tweets:

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