Martial Law: Tucson City Council Hands Authority Over to Military
March 4, 2013
On February 20, 2013, the Tucson, Arizona, City Council passed a resolution allowing the U.S. Air Force to “make appropriate decisions when balancing National Security and community needs when it comes to their existing and future military mission and assignments.”
In other words, the resolution allows the military to reject decisions made by the people of Tucson.
The resolution is posted on the Tucson government website (as of this writing) and further states that it “is necessary for the preservation of the peace, health and safety of the City of Tucson that this Resolution become immediately effective, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this Resolution shall be effective immediately upon its passage and adoption.”
In short, the Council has imposed what for all practical purposes is a declaration of martial law on the residents of Tucson.