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Gov. Ed Rendell on Thursday ordered the state police to help Harrisburg police fight the outbreak of gun violence that has plagued the city throughout June.
Harrisburg chapter of NAACP urges martial law
by STEVEN FARLEY Of The Patriot-News
Thursday June 25, 2009, 9:24 PM
The Harrisburg Chapter of the NAACP is calling on Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell to suspend some civil liberties and impose martial law in the city to halt the wave of recent lawlessness.
Chapter President Stanley Lawson also called on Rendell to bring in the state National Guard for at least 30 days and to impose a curfew. In June, there have been at least 12 shootings, many of them in the daytime, including a man killed Wednesday at a busy city intersection during the lunch hour.
Originally posted by timewalker
Or the police could do their job.
Originally posted by SpacePunk
Well, it's just the state police, not federal troops. IMHO, nothing to get wound up about. But, I"m not in PA either.