Should Trump Use 1807 Act to End Riots?

Should Trump Use 1807 Act to End Riots?

(TacticalNews.com) – While some groups are practicing peaceful protests, many have started to riot as well. Law enforcement does not have the resources or the man-power to handle a mass riot on their own. Many states and cities have called the National Guard, but should the federal government intervene as well?

It just so happens there is a part of the Constitution that covers a situation like this. The 1807 Insurrection Act gives the President of the United States (POTUS) the ability “to suppress, in any State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy.” If President Trump uses this power found in the Constitution, the US Armed Forces are likely to be called upon. The Insurrection Act gave the President further power after the 2006 Hurricane Katrina, in order to respond to national emergencies. An act developed in 1878 known as the Posse Comitatus has long kept the armed services from performing domestic law enforcement. The 1807 Insurrection Act however is an exception, and can be found under Article IV of the Constitution.

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