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Martial law imposed by MAYOR in Arkansas?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by thegriz, Aug 12, 2008.

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  1. thegriz

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    What the heck? City government is putting a 24 hour curfew on parts of town?

     
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  2. Rachen

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    Drugs and gangbanging? In Arkansas???????:what::eek::fire:

    ***!
     
  3. ilbob

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    I am not sure why a ten block area of a town being patrolled by 20 cops would need to be locked down. One would think that would be the safest place in the world to be.
     
  4. El Tejon

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    Marshal law? Is that Law of the United States Marshal?:D
     
  5. Vern Humphrey

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    Helena-West Helena is in Phillips County, the poorest of all 3015 counties in the US. It has an adult illiteracy rate (at last check) of 43%. It has lost about 10% of it's population in this decade -- and most of those lost are those with any education, who can get jobs.

    It is a prime example of the failure of the Great Society.
     
  6. bogie

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    It's spelled "martial."

    You need to go slap your English teacher around now, for letting you get away with your "I'll never need to learn to read or write, because I plan on digging ditches for a living" excuse.
     
  7. Cougfan2

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    This sounds more like China than the U.S.
     
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    Next thing you know some Mayor will hire Blackwater to come in and take care of his "problem".
     
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    Sorry, but i agree with it totally

    Sorry, but i agree with it totally. i wish they could do the same in Camden NJ and Philadelphia. clean those places up.
    If it were up to me... i would have the military go in and and take out every gun toting, drug dealing gangbanger. there is no room in the world for them.
    I live 5 minutes from Philadelphia and i will not go into that city unless i have my glock 27 with me.
     
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    Exactly. Why the need for martial law?
     
  11. MinnMooney

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    24-hour curfew. That's house arrest for everyone!

    How is anyone supposed to go to work or the store if, indeed, the 10-block area is under 24 hour curfew??

    And why is it that if the cops carry fully-auto M16s , they're called military-style weapons but if a civilian carries a semi-automatic AR-15 it's called an assault rifle?!?
     
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    Yeah and it means military and Hizzoner has neither a military to impose it nor the authority to do so.
    Meaningless bovine fecal material.

    Sam
     
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    because you are the evil civilian.. and they are the good leo's ;)
     
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    Looks to me like the officers in that area are finally earning their keep. Maybe they'll be able to help the town out.
     
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    You won't go in the neighborhood without your glock?

    So tell me, what is to stop them from "taking" you out, after all you are gun toting by your own admission, and how are they to know you're not a gang banger?
     
  16. thegriz

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    Fixed it - in your face:)

    At least I didn't post "marital" law, which is even harsher.
     
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    I can understand the patrolling cops, but the 24-hour curfew. If i remember correctly, it next to completely illegal to place someone under house arrest without due process of the law. That does exclude REAL martial law. What i want to know though, is what gives the mayor a right to do this. isn't it the governor or the president that declares martial law?



    +1 :)
     
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    Stalin would be proud. Punishing many for the actions of a few.
     
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    Of course, the ultimate responsibility for maintaining a community within which the criminal element are not welcome lies with the local residents.

    There is little that public officials can do about crime in these communities if they can't gain the support of residents.

    Accordingly, such neighborhoods should be written off.
     
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    The mayor is just locking down the quarters. A very, very old practice in those parts.
     
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    Live as a law abiding individual in that 10 block corridor or just outside it and then you can comment.

    Most of the law abiding people who live in these high crime areas welcome police action like this to make their living areas safer.

    Which is worse, living under a manditory curfew for a week by the law or live under the fear of rape, robbery, murder, beatings 24/7?
     
  23. ScottyT

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    The latter, by far.
     
  24. Guns and more

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    Just so you know, this town is about 50 mi. from Memphis, along the river.
    I have a feeling no one works in that area.
    You do make a good point!

    In my city, the mayor went in and kicked people out of crack houses, then bulldozed them before any more crackheads could move in.
    She's been re-elected and no-one is complaining.
    Maybe the ACLU lawyers should take some of these structurally deprived people to live in their homes. Wanna bet?
    Frankly, I'd like a police cruiser to drive up my street every so often, instead of spending all their time trying to keep the monetarily subjugated from killing each other.
     
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    ^^Agreed
     
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