- joeLv 57 years agoFavorite Answer
U.S. Martial Law - Bureaucrats using the State National Guard, to suspend the Constitution.
Everyone is a criminal
Using State National Guard helicopters and armored vehicles on the streets of Boston, Cambridge, Watertown, and New Bedford;
Shutting down the city, except for limited coffee shops;
Stopping all public transportation;
Banning taxi service across the city of Boston.
Contrary to many media reports at the time, martial law was not declared in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, because no such term exists in Louisiana state law.
However, a State of Emergency was declared, which does give unique powers to the state government similar to those of martial law.
On the evening of August 31, 2005, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin nominally declared "martial law" and said that officers didn't have to observe civil rights and Miranda rights in stopping the looters.
Because trinkets are more important than the Constitution.
Federal troops were a common sight in New Orleans after Katrina. At one point, as many as 15,000 federal troops and National Guardsmen patrolled the city. Additionally it has been reported that armed contractors from Blackwater USA assisted in policing the city.
Remember they are from the Govt, and they are here to help you.
- 7 years ago
Martial law is basically when things get out of the control of local law enforcement, so the military is called in to help out. Under martial law, normal rights are TEMPORARILY suspended. It's not meant to take away the freedom of people or terrorize us, it's meant to protect us. Anyone who tells you otherwise has never been in a place under martial law. A good example is in Louisiana, after Katrina. People were raiding abandoned houses like crazy. It was a really dangerous, scary time, so martial law was invoked. We were given a curfew. Anyone who went out during curfew or did anything suspicious was shot. Yes, it's scary, but it's very simple: do what they say, and you'll be fine. If you don't do what they say, then you're a fool for not listening.
- 7 years ago
The Military and/or police enforce curfews and new laws that the government makes.
- NickLv 77 years ago
A TV show starring kung-fu master Sammo Hung as a detective.
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- Anonymous5 years ago
Will take take our food away