Good. The National Guard has no business doing the work of police officers unless they are formally activated by the Governor of a State.
I totally agree. They had 30,000 cops on it.
The National Guard would have just gotten in the way, and destroyed evidence.
They do not have expertise in criminal investigations.
If they had been needed I am sure they would have been asked for.
Bad enough that Police Officers invaded the homes of Boston residents without National Guard going out and doing it.
I agree. This article is much ado about nothing. No state of emergency was declared, and law enforcement ran things as well as they could.
The problem, as I see it, is that the Feds are enacting more laws requiring specific crimes to be handled by the FBI, DHS, et al. If they continue to write laws and make specific crimes 'investigate-able' by federal law enforcement, at what point does it become necessary to question whether local police are necessary?