Excellent reminder @grim. That’s exactly as it should be. Each city and state gets the kind of government they choose. There’s some “buyer’s remorse“ lately.I agree with what you said until this point. Then I disagree.
In 1965 during the Watts riots, TV was in its infancy, a grainy 19" B&W box. In 1992 it was color but still grainy and 25". Today. Everything is in full HD or 4K glory on 50 to 60" screens, and surround sound. What you are watching, live is going to be a giant Political ad, going city by city with clips like this, from this afternoon. The cops just stood there and did nothing. Why? They'll go city by city and show these clips and it all be an unbelievable ad. You did this.
Remember federalism? Just like the ventilators, its up to the locals to take care of their own people. The local officials will have to ASK for federal help under the Insurrection Act, otherwise Posse Comitatus will not allow them to move in easily. He could use 10 USC 253 but why? The people their voted for their officials. Notice he keeps asking them to do something and nothing happens? You think thats an accident? Its now an official record. Meanwhile, there's this Attorney General William P. Barr's Statement on Riots and Domestic Terrorism That brings into effect this, a DHS employee was killed, a federal officer.
"Patrick was one of the kindest souls I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. A man full of empathy and compassion whose smile would light up a room. Humbleness and humility were his two greatest assets."abc7news.com
Which means this https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/part-I/chapter-113B
And its a whole other ballgame. Notice 10 USC 2332F Follow through to USC 18 and the definition of explosive. If they follow through, those that cross state lines are in for world of hurt. Its not 1969, its not 1992, its after 9/11. Up until now, its local laws. Now, the gates of **** can be unleashed - IF they follow through. Crossing state lines? Interstate traffic. My opinion only, you will only see state's talking care of their own unless they attack federal facilities, like the WH. Then it will turn deadly. And if the states don't do their jobs? See @santastico post above. I know a lot of people think the President is some giant idiot. Think this though. Think about the TV ad being compiled right now. I will be amazed, truly amazed, if you see tanks shooting at US citizens. IMO, no way. This is all on the local officials. Its their job. Which puts them in a bind because if they "ask" for help, they come across inept. Meanwhile, IMO watch for the federal arrests of "outside agitators". The legit protesters are fine, 1st amendment. The looters are a local problem. Kill a fed? Declared a terrorist organization. Did everyone forget 9/11?