The Citizens Voice is reporting: The council also authorized a resolution allowing Leighton to declare martial law in the city. Mc-Laugh-lin said that declaration would be made in the event of an evacuation and allow the national guard to assist, and if necessary, force people out of the city. However, no evacuation is expected at this time.
- Thank God for that Drew, you might be hauling good folks out of their homes in shackles!
The new ordinance allows Thomas Leighton (NOT the Mayor, but Thomas Leighton) the authority to declare martial law in the event of an emergency. I know what you’re thinking, but Thomas Leighton is the Mayor, and that’s true at the moment, but what happens when folks of Wilkes Barre Wake Up, or better yet when the D.A. gets off her duff?
Will he be issuing said declaration from behind bars?
Wake Up Wilkes Barre