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It only appears that the National Guard is always called because only large riots that exceed the capability of the police will be widely reported by the national media. Most instances of riotous behavior are handled by the local police, but if the situation requires additional manpower and equipment, they will request assistance from the state police. The state governor will be asked to call up units of the National Guard only when even more resources are required. The FBI investigates federal crimes and usually has no authority in state or local law enforcement. They do not have the resources for riot control.

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