Martial Law in Arkansas?
December 16, 2012 in North America
In a supposed response to increased crime rates in Paragould, Arkansas, Police Chief Todd Stovall and Mayor Mike Gaskill have teamed up to back a horrific plan with the aim of creating a new force of a walking militarized police unit virtually declaring martial law over the city.
According to an article in the paragoulddailypress, beginning in early 2013 armed police officers dressed in protective gear will routinely walk the streets of Paragould in an effort to lower the high crime rates. Their plan includes stopping everyone they see, asking for their ID, and interrogating the population in hopes of collecting information and leads on crime to ‘snuff’ out crime.
“[Police are] going to be in SWAT gear and have AR-15s around their neck,” Stovall said. “If you’re out walking, we’re going to stop you, ask why you’re out walking, check for your ID.”
“We’re going to do it to everybody,” he said. “Criminals don’t like being talked to.”
Going even further in backing him up, Mayor Gaskill backed up the Chiefs ideology by saying, “They may not be doing anything but walking their dog,” he said. “But they’re going to have to prove it.”
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