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Originally posted by edsinger
First Martial Law was NOT declared.
2nd the general in charge has said that removal of citizens against their will is not the military's job and they will NOT be doing it.
As a side note, this general in charge reminds me of the many coon-ass's that I have known over the years. No nonsense straight forward type folks. I Like him, and even more so BECAUSE he is black. He knows the people and the area and is one of their own. I do believe that he will not allow any bull crap on his watch, so rest easy c0le and don't let these rumours get you down.
Originally posted by C0le
Erm, every source i can find says it is under martial law..
In practice, however, martial law has been all but barred since the late 19th century.
The Katrina relief effort includes military assistance, but it is not martial law. National Guard units are acting under the direction of governors, and federal troops are providing humanitarian relief. Neither of these violates Posse Comitatus. While martial law has not been imposed, a state of emergency has been declared in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, signaling that some civil liberties, such as the right to congregate, may be limited because of extreme conditions.
Originally posted by eaglewingz
P.S. The early articles said that the mayor declared "martial law." That's not within his powers.
Originally posted by Watchman77
In fact it doesn't really matter what the media is saying about martial law being invoked in the south, the fact of the matter is the federal government is in control & that IS martial law.
When Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad Allen replaced Michael Brown that put the whole area under martial law.
Originally posted by darkelf
I'm supposed to be proud to be a vet!
Originally posted by Amethyst
I would venture to say NOLA is under de facto martial law.
The military should not be doing the work of the local law enforcement. That's a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.