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Road Signs Marked Martial Law In Effect.Found During Routine Drug Stop In Houston Tx, Video

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INTEL ALERT! ATTENTION: On January 15, 2013 a law enforcement officer in the north end of the Greater Houston area stopped a semi tractor-trailer driver, who was heading in a southerly direction, during a routine check for drugs. During a search of the cargo of the trailer, he discovered packages of road signs that read the following: “Martial Law in effect”. The driver had a bill of lading in his possession stating that this cargo’s destination was to the Department of Homeland Security.
This was just emailed to me.

Traffic signs are devices placed along, beside, or above a highway, roadway, pathway, or other route to guide, warn, and regulate the flow of traffic, including motor vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, equestrians, and other travelers.

Signs, like any other traffic control devices, must meet five fundamental requirements:

  • Fulfill a need
  • Command attention
  • Convey a clear, simple meaning
  • Command respect from travelers
  • Give adequate time for proper response
I hate to burst your bubble martail law dosn’t protect the citzens it only secures the power of the goverment.



The exercise of government and control by military authorities over the civilian population of a designated territory.

Martial law is an extreme and rare measure used to control society during war or periods of civil unrest or chaos. According to the Supreme Court, the term martial law carries no precise meaning (Duncan v. Kahanamoku, 327 U.S. 304, 66 S. Ct. 606, 90 L. Ed. 688 [1946]). However, most declarations of martial law have some common features. Generally, the institution of martial law contemplates some use of military force. To a varying extent, depending on the martial law order, government military personnel have the authority to make and enforce civil and criminal laws. Certain civil liberties may be suspended, such as the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, freedom of association, and freedom of movement. And the writ of habeas corpus may be suspended (this writ allows persons who are unlawfully imprisoned to gain freedom through a court proceeding).

In the United States, martial law has been instituted on the national level only once, during the Civil War, and on a regional level only once, during world war ii. Otherwise, it has been limited to the states. Uprisings, political protests, labor strikes, and riots have, at various times, caused several state governors to declare some measure of martial law.

Martial law on the national level may be declared by Congress or the president. Under Article I, Section 8, Clause 15, of the Constitution, Congress has the power “[t]o provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress insurrections and repel Invasions.” Article II, Section 2, Clause 1, of the Constitution declares that “[t]he President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States.” Neither constitutional provision includes a direct reference to martial law. However, the Supreme Court has interpreted both to allow the declaration of martial law by the president or Congress. On the state level, a governor may declare martial law within her or his own state. The power to do so usually is granted in the state constitution.

Congress has never declared martial law. However, at the outset of the Civil War, in July 1861, Congress ratified most of the martial law measures declared by President abraham lincoln. Its martial law declaration gave the Union military forces the authority to arrest persons and conduct trials. However, Congress initially refused to ratify Lincoln’s suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. This refusal created friction between Congress and the president and raised the question of whether unilateral suspension of the writ under martial law was within the president’s power. The Supreme Court reviewed the issue and ruled in Ex parte Merryman, 17 F. Cas. 144 (1861) (No. 487), that only Congress had the power to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. After Congress approved Lincoln’s suspension of the writ in 1863, Union forces were authorized to arrest and detain Confederate soldiers and sympathizers, but only until they could be tried by a court of law.

The martial law declared by Lincoln during the Civil War spawned another legal challenge, this one to the military courts: ex parte milligan, 71 U.S. (4 Wall.) 2, 18 L. Ed. 281 (1866). Lamdin Milligan, a civilian resident of Indiana, was arrested on October 5, 1864, by the Union military forces. Milligan was charged with five offenses: conspiring against the United States, affording aid and comfort to rebels, inciting insurrection, engaging in disloyal practices, and violating the laws of war. Milligan was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to prison by a military court.

Although the habeas corpus petition had been suspended, the Supreme Court accepted Milligan’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus. The Supreme Court held that neither the president nor Congress could give federal military forces the power to try a civilian who lived in a state that had federal courts. Milligan firmly established the right of the U.S. Supreme Court to review the propriety of martial law declarations.

The next large-scale martial law declaration took place 80 years later. On December 7, 1941, the day that Japanese warplanes bombed Pearl Harbor in what was then the territory of Hawaii, Governor Joseph B. Poindexter, of Hawaii, declared martial law on the Hawaiian Islands. The governor also suspended the writ of habeas corpus. The commanding general of the Hawaiian military assumed the position of military governor. All courts were closed by order of the military governor, and the military was authorized to arrest, try, and convict persons. Under Poindexter’s martial law order, approved by the president, the military courts were given the power to decide cases without following the rules of evidence of the courts of law, and were not limited by sentencing laws in determining penalties.

In February 1942 the Department of War appointed General John L. DeWitt to carry out martial law in California, Oregon, Washington, and the southern part of Arizona. In March 1942 DeWitt announced that the entire Pacific Coast of the United States would be subject to additional martial law measures. Later that month he declared that all alien Japanese, Germans, and Italians, and all persons of Japanese descent, on the Pacific Coast were to remain inside their home between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m..

These martial law measures were challenged by criminal defendants shortly after they were put in force. InDuncan v. Kahanamoku, 327 U.S. 304, 66 S. Ct. 606, 90 L. Ed. 688 (1946), the Supreme Court held that the military tribunals established under martial law in Hawaii did not have jurisdiction over common criminal cases because the Hawaiian Organic Act (31 Stat. 141 [48 U.S.C.A. § 532]) did not authorize the governor to close the courts of law when they were capable of functioning. In Duncan the Court ordered the release of two prisoners who had been tried and convicted of embezzlement and assault by military courts.

In other cases the High Court was more tolerant of civil rights deprivations under martial law. In Hirabayashi v. United States, 320 U.S. 81, 63 S. Ct. 1375, 87 L. Ed. 1774 (1943), the Court upheld a curfew placed on Japanese Americans during the war, on the ground of military necessity, and in korematsu v. united states, 323 U.S. 214, 65 S. Ct. 193, 89 L. Ed. 194 (1944), the Court justified the random internment (imprisonment) of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans during the war.

At least one governor has used martial law to enforce state agency regulations. In 1931 Governor Ross S. Sterling, of Texas, sent Texas national guard troops into east Texas oil fields to force compliance with limits on the production of oil and an increase in the minimum number of acres required between oil wells. The regulations had been drawn up by the Texas Railroad Commission with the approval of the Texas Legislature, but similar regulations had been enjoined (stopped) by a federal court just four months earlier. In 1932 the Supreme Court invalidated Sterling’s use of martial law, holding that it violated the constitutional due process rights of the property owners (Sterling v. Constantin, 287 U.S. 378, 53 S. Ct. 190, 77 L. Ed. 375 [1932]).

Another governor declared martial law in response to an assassination and rumors of political corruption. In June 1954 Albert Patterson, a nominee for state attorney general in Alabama, was shot to death on a street in Phenix City. Alabama governor Gordon Persons declared martial law in Phenix City and dispatched General Walter J. (“Crack”) Hanna and the Alabama National Guard to take over the city. Hanna appointed a military mayor, and the troops took control of the county courthouse and city hall. The troops physically removed certain officials from the courthouse and city hall, seized gambling equipment, and revoked liquor licenses.

Martial law usually is used to try to restore and maintain peace during civil unrest. It does not always yield the desired results. In May 1970, for example, Ohio governor James Rhodes declared limited martial law by sending in National Guard troops to contain a Kent State University protest against the vietnam war. Four protestors were shot and killed by the troops. In a case brought by their survivors, the Supreme Court held that the governor and other state officials could be sued if they acted beyond the scope of state laws and the federal Constitution (Scheuer v. Rhodes, 416 U.S. 232, 94 S. Ct. 1683, 40 L. Ed. 2d 90 [1974]).

Martial law is generally an act of last resort. Courts will uphold a decision to use troops only if it is necessary and proper.

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    • greenghost1964

      We all know our out of control gov’t would want this. We are in the middle of a Communist Revoltuion, and if they come for the guns they will need to try something. BUT….to add creditibilty to this story….and picture or 2 would HELP the guys who’s been hearing all this for 20plus years with NOTHING ever happening. The law enforcement officer in Houston apparnetly reported this story…..he was there…….surely in today’s world he got his dash cam, camera phone, etc to snap a few pictures. He was in command of his stop, surely the driver wouldn’t had said much. And if they off loaded some of the packages to REALLY search the trailer, well there you go…well the signs might had been out of the crates. Bill of Lading……ok to what city? from what city? What was the sign company? We need facts to support this claims……just saying I saw signs, really dont help much, but add un neccessary fear.

    • rebelwithaclause

      I believe this and this is more proof, go to YouTube search for the title FEMA detention camp road signs by corylee30. He make 3 videos on this and take you to the signs, the road signs have stickers on the back of them and there are pick up points for citizens. Also on YouTube do a search of foreign troops on US soil, there are at least 450,000 foreign troops here. A lot of other YouTube videos will show heavy military equipment being moved around some of the railroad carriers are unbelievable, miles of armored military vehicles, tanks, a lot of Chinese tanks (they are white) One youtubers does a video of foreign troops at wal-mart, he goes through the store filming and rings a bell when he sees a foreign soldier ( they are dressed in camo) that video title is Foreign troops at wal-mart and they are in Kileen, Texas (near Fort Hodd military base) remember Bush gave away hundreds of our Military Bases, and Posse Comitatus See the founder is James Wesley Rowles he is a excellent source of information, with a lot of expierence (good free advice and PREPPER tips) also there not fear mongers just truthers. We are in trouble and must all stand together. Divided is what the powers want. Trust in our lord and savior, repent and live for Jesus. Our world has been infiltrated by dark, evil. Much love to all, and God Bless the world.

    • Realist

      Unfortunately, the vast majority of citizens are so stupid and brainwashed that they would never believe the gov’t wants to enslave and subjugate them even if they see the signs. They are indeed what the Satanists and banksters have said all along: sheeple.

      Maybe Martial law will do some good for people. For instance, it might open some eyes and help people to realize the futillity of worship of Yahweh and Jesus.

      • Mark Brander

        Jesus has put Obama over America to bring judgement on an evil empire. Obama is the long awaited Antichrist. Martial law is just a minor inconvenience compared to the many horrors that are coming.

        Those who have been seeking and following Jesus and have come out of the world and away from TV will be protected. Those such as yourself who do not believe in Jesus are in big trouble. Many are going to fall for the big deceptions and take the mark of the beast.

        By the time Jesus is finished cleaning house on this planet every knee is going to bow, and every tongue is going to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

        • Bible thumper

          Telvision, is the image in which gives life unto the beast. PraiseGod

        • Realist

          The Messiah will come, yes, but it won’t be Jesus, as he was a fraud and a conartist. And soon everyone, including you, will know it.

        • Eagle Rising

          Mark, I watch the 700 Club all the time. Is the 700 club part of Satan’s plan?

      • Myndb3nt

        I think people will realize the futility, too. That’s exactly what the bible says will happen. Many will “fall away”. You have a good point there.

        • Anonymous

          If you Quote, Please say the Reason.

          John 6:66
          Many Disciples Desert Jesus

          60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”

          61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? 62 Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! 63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit[e] and life. 64 Yet there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him. 65 He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.”

          66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.

          Jesus laid down what they were required to do. Many couldn’t HIT the MARK.

      • dj

        The main thing is that the people must be careful to NOT do anything which would give this administration any cause to implement M.L. That itself would go a long way in waking up the sheeple to the truth if this M.L. just came out of thin air.

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    • Maverick

      I really like how claims like these NEVER have any supporting evidence. You know how many people in the US that own camera phones and yet NO ONE has a picture to support these claims.

      • Joerg Klaemt


        There you go again spreading your B.S. ………………………………..
        Go and find all the Evidence by GOOGLE or U-tube both are full of Videos to support what is being said. Get a Life you welfare shill and learn the Robes.

        • Equalizer

          Maverick award winning…
          (idiot, Troll and paid shill by the obamunism administration)

        • Maverick

          Look! My own personal Anonymous Coward Troll again :mrgreen:

          Do you have a beacon that lights up or something every time I comment, so you can come around and troll on it?

          And ahem… there is no evidence of any picture of a sign that reads ‘Martial Law in effect’ anywhere.

          And its YouTube not U-tube. Why am I not surprised an uneducated monkey brain troll loser such as yourself would use Internet acronyms. Do you even proof read your comments before postings by the way?

        • Maverick


          You keep telling yourself that without one shred of proof to even prove this claim.

    • whitebear

      I’m having remembrances of how good christian folk gathered up my people for reprogramming.

      But these days there are more ‘armed’ people in this Country than ever before.

      Your government is terribly afraid of you because you have a mind And a weapon.

      They will come.

      What will you do?

      • whitebear

        and they have been working to make you dumb and compliant with chemicals and pharmaceuticals for years now.

        Know what you’re drinking. Look at your water

        Know what you’re breathing. Look at how they scratch the sky with chemicals; ask why

        Know what you’re eating. Question Monsanto – AKA, the Food and Drug Administration

        Know what is being injected into your body. Look at the many medicines and vaccines your doctor wants to squirt into you. What is in them?

      • Equalizer

        @ whitebear – excellent question. “what will I do?”
        I’ll be proud to tell my grandchildren that I stood up against the tyrranical government’s failure to try and take away our freedom and stood on the side of good, law abiding humans.

      • Joerg Klaemt

        If you want to give someone English lessons,go and look at your own first Quote:
        “You know how many people in the US that own camera phones and yet NO ONE has a picture to support these claims.”

        Correction:”You know how many people in the US own camera phones and (Acronym) yet
        NO ONE has a picture to support these claims.”
        Do you even proof read your comments before postings by the way?

        • Maverick

          @ Anonymous Coward

          This coming from someone who posts as Anonymous because they dont have the balls to be held attributable to their comments.

    • Anonymous

      Must have been their Marshall law shooting at the local college they were trying to protect…

    • NHJIM1

      I’m sorry, I just don’t see any proof that this actually happened i.e photos, documents etc.
      Do I trust our government? No. Do I think that there are groups that will put out dis-information to forment discord? Yes (on both sides of the coin).

    • jbw

      I KNOW! They NEVER get pictures!! Weare always TOLD, never shown! Someone who knows this LEO said that HE said…yada yada yada….Ridiculous…

    • Syncretic Order

      I heard these ‘rumors’ in 2000.
      Certain types of stickers were said to be found on the back of road signs -they were said to be UN and for the purpose of directing the UN etc. to particular areas e.g. detainees etc.
      Many said to be found in Texas.
      Also, white unmarked vehicles said to have been parked en masse in fenced in facilities around the country.
      Doesn’t mean they aren’t, just haven’t heard any more about these things for about decade.

    • clockwork angel

      I’m one that tends to believe what I see and not much of what I hear..however living across the bay from MacDill AFB in Tampa, Fla with the Coast Guards biggest airfield next door in Clearwater over the past couple months there been more than usual military air traffic..talking about the big transports landing at both fields not mention the helicopter traffic has picked up as well…there is also a guarded fenced in field with close to 100 olive colored humvee type vehicles located close by behind a once was called a military contract facility…..except these vehicles look brand new, so the possibility of the road sign could be very true…getting ready to close the borders and enact ML ?

    • mixplix

      Surround the schools with a chain link fence, access to the school through a guarded gate similar to a military establishment. No one allowed past the guard house without necessary papers. There’s no need to have the guns in the schools. Entrance secured by hydraulic cable in ground to prevent crashing entrances.

    • Peter shows this to be fraudulent. It’s been running around the net since at least 1999!!!

    • Focks

      Snopes is saying this is false… Do you have anymore to go on on this story?

    • Jacksdad

      Pics or it never happened.

    • whitebear

      Once you commit to warring retribution it’s a long road back.

    • Eddy James

      What are you going to believe? Your own lying eyes or the liars in Washington?

    • Eagle Rising

      We have to watch for the handmaiden of the communists and the one worlders, that of course being the UN. I can’t say anymore than this, or who knows what would happen to my source. A buddy of mine works for a railroad in Dallas and last week he got a peek inside a boxcar and he swears up and down that it was full of crates of blue military helmets.

    • rebelwithaclause

      Sorry, I didn’t proff read, I see typo errors

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