What is the threshold for martial law?

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April 21, 2013
Independent Institute
by Anthony Gregory  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"I cannot help but wonder what the standard is that triggers the martial-law response we’re seeing in New England. If these bombers had murdered three but not caused as many injuries -- if the sheer terror of their crime had not reached this magnitude -- would Boston look like a totalitarian state right now? What if the police needed to find a serial killer? Or what if a city was home to lots of violent crime in general? If the suspect escapes into another city tomorrow, can the police lock down one city after another until they find him? And how long will this go on?" (04/19/13)


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