Martial Law: Tucson City Council Hands Authority Over to Military

Martial Law: Tucson City Council Hands Authority Over to Military

Posted on March 4, 2013 by Paraclete

Infowars – by Kurt Nimmo

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
on the residents of Tucson.

According to the Military Law Dictionary,
“Martial law is defined as the imposition of military rule over a particular
region on an emergency basis” and the privilege of the Writ of
Habeas Corpus
is routinely denied during its tenure.

The resolution does not, however, implement full-blown martial law
but rather a limited version that permits the Pentagon to decide what municipal
laws it will obey when dealing with civilians.

The public was not allowed to voice its opposition and Council
members were not permitted to discuss the resolution, as noted by the meeting notice
and agenda 
posted on the city
government website

“Matters listed under the Consent Agenda are considered to be
routine and will be enacted by one motion and one vote,” the agenda states.
“There will be no separate discussion of these items. If discussion is desired
by members of the governing body, that item will be removed from the Consent
Agenda and will be considered separately.”

The Department of Defense initially made the power grab in response
to civilian complaints about
military flights over the city.

“This resolution will allow DM to increase by at least two-fold or
more, the number of overflights of the very densely populated midtown Tucson,
and allow round-the-clock overflights, and the introduction of whatever
they wish, in whatever numbers they wish…. including the hearing-damaging
accident-waiting-to-happen-experimental F-35!” 
Occupied Tucson Citizen reported.

“The use of the term ‘emergency’ is particularly despicable! In this
case, it is not even stated what constitutes the so-called “emergency”, but is
obviously being used to get around the fact that it was passed in great haste
and secrecy, so as not to alert citizens of how they are being shafted!”
has moved copies of the above linked PDFs to its server due to past instances
where government has removed documents:

Resolution 22006

Mayor and Council Regular Meeting Notice & Agenda


2 thoughts on “Martial Law: Tucson City Council Hands Authority Over to Military”

  1. They'll live to regret that move it was kinda foolish in my eyes to give away any more then the corporation is taking.

  2. Those council members are lacking lead in their diet. A bullet is the preferred method of administration for this dietary deficiency.

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