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Mayor Durkan denounces Trumpís "threat" to send troops to Seattle
MyNorthWest.com ^ | 6/1/2020 | STEPHANIE KLEIN

Posted on 06/01/2020 8:43:55 PM PDT by MAGA2017

On Monday, President Trump threatened to deploy the United States military to American cities to quell a rise of violent protests, but Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan says that’s unconstitutional and illegal.

Trump said he would mobilize “thousands and thousands” of soldiers to keep the peace if governors did not use the National Guard to shut down the protests

Durkan tweeted a long statement shortly after the president’s promise:

"The president’s threat to force U.S. military troops on local jurisdictions is unconstitutional and illegal, and shows a shocking lack of understanding about the use and work of our U.S. military.

The Posse Comitatus Act specifically prohibits this type of executive overreach and the mobilization of the military against the American public.

We are a nation of laws and fundamental constitutional guarantees, and one of the most important is the right of every American to assemble, peacefully protest, and to free speech which is what we have overwhelmingly seen across the country.

We welcomed the National Guard over the weekend who have helped in unarmed duties with support and logistics as we deal with the effects of civil unrest and the bad actions of a few. But let me be clear: no U.S. Military troops are needed nor will they act as police in Seattle."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: civilunrest; rioters; riots; seattle; trump
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Of course the Associated Press "contributed" to this report. Meanwhile in reality, millions of dollars in damage has been caused by peaceful protesters in Seattle in recent days.
1 posted on 06/01/2020 8:43:55 PM PDT by MAGA2017
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They will ask Trump (i.e. - we the taxpayers) to pay for it all. Watch.


2 posted on 06/01/2020 8:45:19 PM PDT by volunbeer (Find the truth and accept it - anything else is delusional)
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To: MAGA2017

Fellow needs to study a bit more law.


3 posted on 06/01/2020 8:48:56 PM PDT by dalight
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this dyke mayor is a collaborator and in on the scam... it will all be over after Sleepy Joe’s speech tomorrow.


4 posted on 06/01/2020 8:49:02 PM PDT by sheehan (DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS.)
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To: MAGA2017

Ignorant bitch.


5 posted on 06/01/2020 8:49:12 PM PDT by grimalkin (Communism is the final logic of the dehumanization of man. -Fulton J. Sheen)
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To: MAGA2017

Durka Durkan, Seattle Jihad! /Team America, kind of>


6 posted on 06/01/2020 8:50:32 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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What are the exceptions to the Posse Comitatus Act?

For example , President Johnson sent federal troops to Detroit in 1967 to help deal with that riot.

President Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock in 1957 to enforce a school integration court order.

So while we understand about the Posse Comitatus Act clearly there must be some exceptions that can be used.

I have to imagine that the president got some legal advice from the attorney general, or someone else, that he would have authority to use federal troops and or federalize the National Guard in various localities around the country.

There seems to be an evolving liberal view that the president is over-reaching with talk of sending federal troops to put down these riots.

Don Lemon on CNN just lamented that we may see the president using federal troops against peaceful protesters. Don Lemon apparently does not have the reasoning ability or nuanced thinking ability to make a distinction between peaceful protesters and anarchists and arsonists.


7 posted on 06/01/2020 8:50:56 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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It is easy to hit the trigger point of these little RAT piglets....


8 posted on 06/01/2020 8:51:36 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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Meanwhile “the few” burn the city and steal rifles form looted police cars. Good job mayor.


9 posted on 06/01/2020 8:51:56 PM PDT by matt04
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As much as Trump wants to restore order in these cities (and I understand his reasons why),maybe it’d be best if he sent troops in only if asked.

If not, let them burn to the ground. Let the rioters, anarchists, arsonists, looters, etc own these cities.

And if asked, just say out loud “If offered to send in troops to assist, but was told No. What more do you want me to do?”


10 posted on 06/01/2020 8:52:01 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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May she have Blackhawks hovering at 50’ over her house 24/7.

For her protection, of course. /s


11 posted on 06/01/2020 8:52:12 PM PDT by lightman (I am a binary Trinitarian. Deal with it!)
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To: MAGA2017

These mayors need to be held personally liable for their failure to exercise their office.
Political malpractice.


12 posted on 06/01/2020 8:52:24 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt
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How can a former federal prosecutor be so wrong on points of law?
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In 1967, Detroit, President Johnson sent in the Army’s 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. The result was 43 dead, 1,189 injured, over 7,200 arrests, and more than 2,000 buildings destroyed.
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My brother was one of them, an MP. He manned a .50 cal, they used recoilless rifles also. They free fired at will.


13 posted on 06/01/2020 8:52:39 PM PDT by gandalftb
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Good Lord, who are all these ugly incompetent losers from all these states? From the shutdown to the riots, I've seem more local politicians around the country then I ever want to see again. Most are just MORONS and totally incompetent.
14 posted on 06/01/2020 8:53:04 PM PDT by snarkytart
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I have a feeling...a governor or two might be arrested...


15 posted on 06/01/2020 8:55:49 PM PDT by Daniel Ramsey (Thank YOU President Trump, finally we can do what America does best, to be the best)
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President Trump Warning::

Coup D’etat in progress, after failed prior attempts. Must prepare for a battle over several months. Some governors and mayors may be complicit.

Must quickly identify funding and the leaders and round up. And bring in real black leadership to denounce the fake cause.

16 posted on 06/01/2020 8:56:11 PM PDT by MagillaX
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To: sheehan

So is that the plan to have Biden talk and all rioting/protesting stops?


17 posted on 06/01/2020 8:57:06 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Dilbert San Diego

NYC , DC, Seattle, Minneapolis, LA, SF, Philly, to start


18 posted on 06/01/2020 8:58:06 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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A little too much righteous indignation


19 posted on 06/01/2020 8:59:23 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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i was 9 years old at the time...that was a true riot..snipers...running gun battles. Airborne raked apartment buildings with 50 cal to kill snipers. Whats happening now is rioting..but half are white teen age girls...this all could have been stopped night one... but the 60’s riots...thats is how to handle this.


20 posted on 06/01/2020 9:00:17 PM PDT by basalt
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