Discussion posted by: David McNamara
They had just finished a peaceful protest in town when residents of Killeen, Texas decided they needed to tap that community spirit to defend the local mall after local police suggested it may be the target of looters. Police identified a threat of rioting on social media, and Killeen mall management in Central Texas announced the building would be closed to residents until further notice. However, Reshard Hicks and Jonathan Hildner who organized peaceful protests over the weekend were not going to sit idly by. Together they stepped up to organize a defense of the mall, to prevent any rioting and looting, which would otherwise besmirch the peaceableness their town had experienced.