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Lewis Wants Obama To Declare Martial Law In Ferguson

First we have this from The Hill:

Police chief rips Obama remarks

By Mario Trujillo | August 14, 2014

The executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police criticized President Obama Thursday for his remarks about law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo. "I would contend that discussing police tactics from Martha’s Vineyard is not helpful to ultimately calming the situation," director Jim Pasco said in an interview with The Hill.

"I think what he has to do as president and as a constitutional lawyer is remember that there is a process in the United States and the process is being followed, for good or for ill, by the police and by the county and by the city and by the prosecutors’ office," Pasco added.

Mr. Pasco is a white man. So it’s probably safe to say that this criticism is all due to his racism.

Pasco harkened back to 2009, when Obama criticized a Massachusetts police officer for arresting Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, when he was attempting to break into his own home. Obama said the officer had “acted stupidly.”

"That is one where the president spoke precipitously without all the facts," Pasco said, adding that the current situation "is a much larger and more tragic incident."

Pasco said both police and members of the public are entitled to due process but said he is not convinced police have used excessive force in Ferguson…

Since when? According to the ACLU, and they should know, the police give up all of their civil liberties once they join the force. But don’t worry. Obama still have very important supporters. In fact, some of them even think he has not gone nearly far enough.

From the Daily Caller:

John Lewis Calls On Obama To Declare Martial Law In Ferguson, Mo.

By Rachel Stoltzfoos [sic] | August 14, 2014

Georgia Rep. John Lewis has called on President Obama to declare martial law in Ferguson, Mo. The congressman made the public call Thursday afternoon as protesters continue to clash with police in Ferguson after a cop shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown Saturday night.

People have a right to protest,” Lewis said on MSNBC. “They have a right to dissent. They have a right to march in an orderly, peaceful, non-violent fashion. And the press has a right to cover it. Ferguson, Mo. is not the Congo. It is not China. It is not Russia. We can do better.”

What about Tea Party protests?

“President Obama should use the authority of his office to declare martial law,” he continued. “Federalize the Missouri National Guard to protect people as they protest.”

In reality, Mr. Lewis would probably like to see Obama declare martial law for the entire country. Certainly in all of the red states. But aren’t people already complaining about the militarization of the police? It doesn’t get much more ‘military’ than having the National Guard doing police work.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, August 15th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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