Here’s a legal definition of martial law: “The exercise of government and control by military authorities over the civilian population of a designated territory.”
Early Monday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson, Missouri following another night of violence.
Nixon had previously ordered a Midnight to 5AM curfew but it has not stopped the insanity. Sunday Night/Early Monday Morning shots were fired at police and Molotov Cocktails were thrown.
Though Ferguson has already been under an unofficial state of martial law, there is no more debate. The militarized police state is not technically the military, but now it can not be denied. Ferguson is under martial law.