From 9/11 to COVID-19: The United State[s] of Emergency

Its time Americans stop waiting for political saviors to fix what is wrong with this country. 

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CHARLOTTESVILLE (Rutherford) –– Don’t pity this year’s crop of graduates because this COVID-19 pandemic caused them to miss out on the antics of their senior year and the pomp and circumstance of graduation. Pity them because they have spent their entire lives in a state of emergency. They were born in the wake of the 9/11 attacks; raised

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France’s Counterterrorism Bill Normalizes Abusive Practices

The proposed bill doesn’t prolong France’s two-year-long state of emergency, what it does is rather more unsettling.

French soldiers patrol by the glass pyramid at the Louvre museum in Paris, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. France has been under a state of emergency since November, 2015. (AP/Michel Euler)

France’s draft counterterrorism bill is now in its final stretch before becoming law. The fast-tracked bill is widely expected to pass a vote in an extraordinary session of the National Assembly on October 3 – despite concerns that it encroaches on people’s rights. The bill doesn’t prolong France’s two-year-long state of emergency, which will

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Bahrain Approves Military Trials For Civilians

Under the new amendment, the courts have the power to try any civilian accused of threatening the security of the state.

Riot police catch a Bahraini anti-government protester in the village of Shakhura, Bahrain, on, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP/Hasan Jamali)

Bahrain's king on Monday approved a constitutional amendment granting military courts the right to try civilians. Military courts in Bahrain were previously limited to trying members of the armed forces or other branches of the security services and could only try civilians under a state of emergency. Under the new amendment, the courts have

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North Carolina Declares State Of Emergency As Anger Grows Over Latest Police Shootings

Police in riot gear marched through downtown Charlotte, shooting tear gas at people.

Police fire tear gas as protestors converge downtown following Tuesday's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Authorities in Charlotte tried to quell public anger Wednesday after a police officer shot a black man, but a dusk prayer vigil turned into a second night of violence, with police firing tear gas at angry protesters and a man being critically wounded by gunfire. North Carolina's governor declared a state of emergency in the

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French Interior Ministry Intends Mass Closure Of Mosques

The closure of mosques is just a drop in the bucket, as well, with reports that the French Interior Ministry intends to close somewhere between 100 and 160 mosques nationwide.

A soldier patrols in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. France made an unprecedented demand on Tuesday for its European Union allies to support its military action against the Islamic State group as it launched new airstrikes on the militants' Syrian stronghold. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Last month’s ISIS attacks in Paris led to a state of emergency, and the extension of that state for three months had rights activists warning that the French government was going to dramatically limit personal freedom, and use it to crack down on people unrelated to ISIS. Just two weeks later, this appears prophetic. Already, the state of

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National Guard Deployed To Baltimore, State Of Emergency Declared

A State of Emergency has been declared in Maryland as soldiers arrive in city to ‘restore order’ following day of clashes between police and those in the streets.

Baltimore police officers respond to demonstrators after the funeral of Freddie Gray, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Baltimore.

Baltimore police officers respond to demonstrators after the funeral of Freddie Gray, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Baltimore. An official State of Emergency is now in effect in Maryland and the state's National Guard has been dispatched to the city of Baltimore following a wave of violence that kicked off between police officers and

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