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    Re: Trump threatens to deploy military as George Floyd protests continue to shake the U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    It's illegal to use the US military for domestic control. It's the law. Only the National Guard and Navy Coast Guard can be used domestically for civil crowd control.
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    Re: Trump threatens to deploy military as George Floyd protests continue to shake the U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    I may be wrong, but I don't think the U.S. military was called up to contain riots during the Civil Rights movement. I believe it was the National Guard, not the US Army. If you have an article regarding this, I would like to see it. The use of the armed forces to act as a police power on American soil is illegal. It was outlawed by a law enacted in 1878.
    On Sept. 23, 1957, President Dwight Eisenhower signed an executive order sending troops from the Army's 101st Airborne Division to maintain order and peace during the integration of Central High School by nine black students in Little Rock, Ark. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus earlier called in the state National Guard to bar black students from the school


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    Re: Trump threatens to deploy military as George Floyd protests continue to shake the U.S.

    It was a crap speech today: all he had to do was get up and call for calm. The local authorities can handle the 'law and order aspect'. He could have started with, 'Let's all come together and stop this madness. Offenders will be prosecuted, thanks.'

    Instead he went hard for the right - a list of crimes and grievances, nationalist rhetoric, law and order and military mobilization. He even threw in the 2A for no apprent reason. All we heard was threats and boorish demands.
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    Re: Trump threatens to deploy military as George Floyd protests continue to shake the U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    It's illegal to use the US military for domestic control. It's the law. Only the National Guard and Navy Coast Guard can be used domestically for civil crowd control.
    A friend in the army (not national guard), he in another brigade, was deployed to South Florida after hurricane Andrew. His platoon was issued rifles but not ammo and positioned at an intersection.

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    Re: Trump threatens to deploy military as George Floyd protests continue to shake the U.S.

    "The FBI has already started questioning rioters who were arrested in several cities to determine whether they committed any federal crimes, the senior Justice Department official said. It is a federal crime to cross state lines to participate in violent riot."

    Law enforcement must '''dominate''' streets amid George Floyd protests, Trump says - ABC13 Houston

    If the above is found to be happening, the federal government is well within their rights to intercede.

    Cotton Calls for Trump to Use Insurrection Act, Deploy Active-Duty Military to Quell Riots
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    Re: Trump threatens to deploy military as George Floyd protests continue to shake the U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    I may be wrong, but I don't think the U.S. military was called up to contain riots during the Civil Rights movement. I believe it was the National Guard, not the US Army. If you have an article regarding this, I would like to see it. The use of the armed forces to act as a police power on American soil is illegal. It was outlawed by a law enacted in 1878.
    While I was watching his TV bit, he claims the world thinks we are an embarrassment by what is "going-on". So to end it, he's essentially invading the states with the military? Now what kind of embarrassment is that? To turn the military loose on American citizens? He's got some twisted values system, there.
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    Re: Trump threatens to deploy military as George Floyd protests continue to shake the U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by uptower View Post
    It was a crap speech today: all he had to do was get up and call for calm. The local authorities can handle the 'law and order aspect'. He could have started with, 'Let's all come together and stop this madness. Offenders will be prosecuted, thanks.'

    Instead he went hard for the right - a list of crimes and grievances, nationalist rhetoric, law and order and military mobilization. He even threw in the 2A for no apprent reason. All we heard was threats and boorish demands.
    That's a dog whistle. And an extremely dangerous one.
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    Re: Trump threatens to deploy military as George Floyd protests continue to shake the U.S.

    [Country leader with concentration camps threatens to deploy Military force against own citizens]

    Cool.

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    Re: Trump threatens to deploy military as George Floyd protests continue to shake the U.S.

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    Trump threatens to deploy military as George Floyd protests continue to shake the U.S.



    This will not end well
    President Law & Order has spoken

    Prior to the announcement- Secret Service-Police moved protesters who were not violent using tear gas, flash bangs and such, just for Trump photo op at St Johns Church

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    Re: Trump threatens to deploy military as George Floyd protests continue to shake the U.S.

    Crime, especially looting and theft, rose sharply in the areas south of Miami immediately after Andrew. Reports indicate that merchandise was stolen at damaged or destroyed shopping centers in southern Dade County. Additionally, looting occurred in neighborhoods severely affected by the storm, even in homes where few possessions remained.[65][99]

    Initially, the slow response of federal aid prompted Dade County Emergency Management Director Kate Hale to famously exclaim at a nationally televised news conference, "Where in the hell is the cavalry on this one? They keep saying we're going to get supplies. For God's sake, where are they?"

    Almost immediately, President Bush promised, "Help is on the way," and mobile kitchens, food, and tents, along with over 20,000 units from the Florida Army National Guard (124th Infantry Regiment from Florida); the 24th Infantry Division from Fort Stewart, the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, and the 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum.[100][101]

    In order to provide temporary housing for the homeless, military personnel initially set up a total of five tent cities in Florida City and Homestead,[102] while a sixth tent city was opened at the Miccosukee Indian Reservation shortly after Labor Day weekend.[103]

    The Government of Canada dispatched a team 90 military engineers to repair community centers, hospitals, and schools. Additionally, a crew of 300 military personnel were sent to Miami via HMCS Protecteur to assist American relief teams.[104]
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    Using soldiers as police is stupid.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 06-01-20 at 07:36 PM.

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