As the state capital, Lansing frequently hosts political rallies and demonstrations. A civil disturbance is a public demonstration or gathering that results in a disruption of essential functions, rioting, looting, arson or other unlawful behavior.
Civil disturbances can quickly overwhelm local public safety resources.
They can result in millions of dollars of damage.
Many areas affected by riots and civil disturbance never recover.
There has never been a significant civil disturbance in the City of Lansing.