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LAW AND ORDER IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION      

WHEREAS the Governor of the State of Michigan has informed me that conditions of domestic violence and disorder exist in the City of Detroit in that State, obstructing the execution and enforcement of the laws, and that the law enforcement re- sources available to the City and State, including the National Guard, have been unable to suppress such acts of violence and to restore law and order; and      

WHEREAS the Governor has requested me to use such of the armed forces of the United States as may be necessary for those purposes; and      

WHEREAS such domestic violence and disorder are also ob- structing the execution of the laws of the United States, in- cluding the protection of federal property in the City of Detroit:      

NOW, THEREFORE, I, LYNDON B. JOHNSON, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, including Chapter 15 of Title 10 of the United States Code, do command all persons engaged in such acts of violence to cease and desist therefrom and to disperse and retire peaceably forthwith.      

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of July, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-seven, and the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninety-second.

APPENDIX BB 

EXECUTIVE ORDER
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PROVIDING FOR THE RESTORATION OF LAW AND ORDER
IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN      

WHEREAS on July 24, 1967, I issued Proclamation No. _______, pursuant in part to the provisions of Chapter 15 of Title 10 of the United States Code; and      

WHEREAS the conditions of domestic violence and disorder described therein continue, and the persons engaging in such acts of violence have not dispersed;       

NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces by the Constitution and laws of the United States, including Chapter 15 of Title 10 of the United States Code, and Section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:      

SECTION 1. The Secretary of Defense is authorized and directed to take all appropriate steps to disperse all per- sons engaged in the acts of violence described in the proclamation and to restore law and order.      

SECTION 2. In carrying out the provisions of Section 1, the Secretary of Defense is authorized to use such of the Armed Forces of the United States as he may deem necessary.      

SECTION 3. The Secretary of Defense is hereby authorized and directed to call into the active military service of the United States, as he may deem appropriate to carry out the proposes of this order, any and all of the unites of the Army National Guard and of the Air National Guard of the State of Michigan to serve in the active military service of the United States for an indefinite period and until relieved by appropriate orders. Units, or members thereof, may be relieved subject to recall at the discretion of the Secretary of Defense. In carrying out the provisions of Section 1, the Secretary of Defense is authorized to use units, and members thereof, called or recalled into the active military service of the United States pursuant to this section.      

SECTION 4. The Secretary of Defense is authorized to delegate to the Secretary of the Army or the Secretary of the Air Force, or both, any of the authority conferred upon him by his order.  

 

THE WHITE HOUSE, July 24, 1967.

 

 

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