Sixty-five Harvard law professors have condemned President Trump's actions in response to protests over the killing of George Floyd.
In a letter, the professors say the president's tweet saying "when the looting starts, the shooting starts," commits federal authority in a way that violates the law.
Harvard law professor Christine Desan signed the letter and also denounced the president's threat to deploy the military to quell protests.
"One message I hope the letter sends is to remind us all that the Army — and for that matter the police forces — are not his army," Desan said. "It's not Trump's army that he’s deploying. It’s our army, our military, and we have the right and responsibility to make sure that that military is used responsibly."
The letter was addressed to Harvard law students.