National Guards are part of US military (under military court jurisdiction with military rules of engagement). Here is an incomplete list of all the times US Government has “Sent in the Troops” on US civilians

A G Esq
1 min readJun 4, 2020


1863 Lincoln declared Martial Law.


1932 (With Tanks in DC)

1965 LA riot:

1967 Race Riots:

1968 riots:

1970 Kent State Massacre:

1980 Miami Riot:

1992 LA riot:

2014 Ferguson riot (National Guards called in to impose curfew)

2015 Baltimore Protests:

2016 Charlotte Protest:

2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protests: (National Guards sent in to clear unarmed protesters including veterans)

Yes, that’s a lot of Riots and Troops.

And US had a lot of elections.

Riots, Troops, Elections, more Riots, Troops, Elections.

Seems like none of these things are working to make any changes in US.

We just had more Riots, more Troops, and we are headed for more Elections.

I guess that’s why we call it the “Election Cycle”?