What Is The Insurrection Act?

Viral social media posts have falsely claimed that President Donald Trump invoked the Insurrection Act of 1807 law to deploy American soldiers to police US streets. That didn't happen.

  • This site posted every face from Parler’s Capitol Hill insurrection videos
    The site's creator tells WIRED that he used simple open source machine learning and facial recognition software to detect, extract, and deduplicate every face from the 827 videos that were posted to ...
    01/22/2021 - 10:40 pm | View Link
  • Dissent, Patriotism, and Insurrection: A Complicated History
    We should stop acting like every dissenter is a terrorist-in-waiting. We should also call out actual insurrection when we see it, on both sides.
    01/22/2021 - 10:30 pm | View Link
  • Insurrection, inauguration threatened, then confirmed our morals as a country | Commentary
    Separation of powers and natural law, two ideas that predate even our own U.S. Constitution, survived the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and were confirmed by the Jan. 20 inauguration at the same ...
    01/22/2021 - 10:08 pm | View Link
  • Don’t Let Cops Use the Insurrection to Justify Surveillance
    Surveillance creep is especially disconcerting because technological advancements that automate monitoring and analysis are poised to radically enhance surveillance capabilities.
    01/22/2021 - 9:24 pm | View Link
  • Congressman introduces bill to double maximum prison sentence for insurrection after Capitol siege
    Rep. Josh Gottheimer introduced legislation that would double the maximum sentence for the crime of insurrection from 10 to 20 years in light of the violence that gripped the Capitol on Jan. 6.
    01/22/2021 - 3:55 pm | View Link
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  • What is the Insurrection Act?
    The Insurrection Act hasn't been invoked since 1992 during the riots in Los Angeles that followed the acquittal of four white police officers in the beating of Rodney King, a black man, according...
    01/21/2021 - 2:06 am | View Website
  • READ: The Insurrection Act. What Is The Law Trump Is ...
    To do that, the president would need to invoke what's known as the Insurrection Act of 1807. The original text of the act, which has been amended several times since it was first passed, reads as...
    01/20/2021 - 11:07 pm | View Website
  • What is the Insurrection Act and why has it been invoked ...
    Signed into law by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807, the Insurrection Act empowers the American president and commander in chief to deploy military troops within the U.S. in particular circumstances, if they believe it is necessary to quell an "insurrection" that threatens a state or its residents.
    01/20/2021 - 11:07 pm | View Website
  • What 'insurrection,' 'sedition' and 'coup' mean
    Insurrection, or rebellion, is a crime under Title 18 of the US Code, punishable by a fine, a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, or both. Being found guilty of insurrection also makes someone...
    01/20/2021 - 8:01 pm | View Website
  • Insurrection | Definition of Insurrection by Merriam-Webster
    Definition of insurrection : an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government Other Words from insurrection Synonyms Choose the Right Synonym Example Sentences Learn More about insurrection Other Words from insurrection
    01/20/2021 - 4:41 pm | View Website
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