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Lewis said, “Ferguson, Missouri, it’s not the Congo. It is not China. It is not Russia. We can do better.” He spoke of the similarities between this case and the protests he participated in all those years ago, before proposing Obama declare martial law.
“President Obama should use the authority of his office to declare martial law. Federalize the Missouri National Guard to protect people as they protest, and people should come together… If we fail to act, the fires of frustration and discontent will continue to burn, not only in Ferguson, Missouri, but all across America.”
1: the law applied in occupied territory by the military authority of the occupying power
2: the law administered by military forces that is invoked by a government in an emergency when the civilian law enforcement agencies are unable to maintain public order and safety
originally posted by: Chrisfishenstein
a reply to: xuenchen
Yeah, why not just pull out the local police force instead? Oh wait, the governor just did that...Problem solved!
No need for marshall law, no need to even bring those words into a conversation! Especially for a place that has an issue created by police, not people!
“President Obama should use the authority of his office to declare martial law. Federalize the Missouri National Guard to protect people as they protest
originally posted by: thesaneone
a reply to: LeatherNLace
Show me how this can be a good thing.
The third march started March 16. Protected by 2,000 soldiers of the U.S. Army, 1,900 members of the Alabama National Guard under Federal command, and many FBI agents and Federal Marshals, the marchers averaged 10 miles (16 km) a day along U.S. Route 80, known in Alabama as the "Jefferson Davis Highway". The marchers arrived in Montgomery on March 24 and at the Alabama State Capitol on March 25.
The route is memorialized as the Selma To Montgomery Voting Rights Trail, and is a U.S. National Historic Trail.