Martial law. A blog called “Connecting the dots in the New World Order” said in 2008 that “War zone security has arrived in the US as cities are shut down at night by police struggling to control a deadly wave of gun crime.” These actions were seen as both needed and justified. Eddie Perez, the mayor of Hartford, Connecticut, said: “We must do this because we cannot and will not tolerate innocent people, especially children, to be victims.” Mayor Perez ordered a night-time curfew for those under 18 years of age, and it would last for a period of 4 weeks. The same thing happened in Arkansas, in the Helena-West Helena area. Local police were roaming the streets with military-grade weapons and night vision technology. In the UK a trial curfew saw crime drop by 15% and of course there was great clamor to have the curfew extended. Operation Goodnight, the name of the trial, was responsible for a dramatic drop in anti-social behavior. But people in and around the town of Redruth, didn’t see it as an attempt to control crime; they saw it as a creeping curfew all across the UK leading to something darker. And Redfern comments that governments can set curfews under false pretenses in order to gain control of a population. The UK’s Guardian newspaper stated: “From Baltimore, which has one of the strictest curfews in the country, the laws are on the books of hundreds of cities across the country. According to FBI data, there were 2.6 million arrests from 1994 to 2012. That is about 139,000 annually. Philadelphia alone had 16,079 in 2014–among the highest in the country. People are concerned about where this is leading even though curfews are nothing new. They were imposed during WWII so that boys wouldn’t get in trouble while their fathers were off to war. But we live in a different time: we know there is a cabal that wants to kill 6 billion of us; our food is full of poisons; our air isn’t fit to breathe; our vaccines may contain deadly poison or viruses;I could go on–there’s so much. Martial law, says Redfern, is something that people living in a democratic country should not have to put up with. Dictionary.com describes it as “the law temporarily imposed upon an area by state or national military forces when civil authority has broken down or during wartime military operations.” On October 17, 2006, President Bush signed into law the John Warner Defense Authorization Act. This law allows the President to declare a public emergency at his own discretion and place federal troops anywhere throughout the United States. Also the President may employ the armed forces…to restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States, when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public emergency, terrorist attack or incident, in any state or possession; the President, determining that the state or possession cannot or will not restore order, will restore order by use of the military forces to suppress any insurrection, violence, or conspiracy. These are the words of Sergeant Major Dan Page, a former Army Ranger: “The new Constitution is ready to go and they only need the right incident to bring it down. We’re not very far away from an event that you would call martial law. That term will never be used, by the way, ’emergency police powers’ will be.” We’ve had incident after incident; we’ve had protests after protests; we’ve had shootings after shootings; pray it never happens.

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