Just because you’re paranoid… (a.k.a. I want my Posse Comitatus)

(8 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Ever heard of the Posse Comitatus Act?  From the wiki on it:

The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385) passed on June 16, 1878 after the end of Reconstruction. The Act prohibits most members of the federal uniformed services (the Army, Air Force, and State National Guard forces when such are called into federal service) from exercising nominally state law enforcement police or peace officer powers that maintain “law and order” on non-federal property (states, their counties and municipal divisions) in the former Confederate states.

The statute generally prohibits federal military personnel and units of the United States National Guard under federal authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within the United States.

So, anyone want to share why the U.S. Army Times is reporting the following?

The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.

Now they’re training for the same mission – with a twist – at home.

Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.

Okay, so it may be a coincidence, the U.S. Army training at home for operations at home (I believe for the first time), starting ONE MONTH BEFORE THE ELECTION.

But what about Posse Comitatus?

Is it expected to be suspended in October?  Do they know something we don’t?

Or is just a coincidence?

Just because you’re paranoid…



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    • RiaD on September 24, 2008 at 9:50 am

    flutterbys when i see essays with your name….

    you always bring me horrible news that i need to see.



    • Temmoku on September 24, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    own reality and don’t you forget it!

  1. In an essay of Valtin’s, this subject was taken up re martial law.  

    For all you ever needed to know about it, how it came into being, etc., see here and here

    Paranoid?  We’ll be lucky if we actually have elections period.  Of course, it could all be a ploy to make you afraid, very, very afraid!  Afterall, that’s all they know — instilling the fear factor — just about all time!

  2. here is that the Army is scheduled to play a permanent role in US law enforcement.  I remember seeing contingents of the Armed Forces, armed and ready, throughout downtown Los Angeles after the arson outbreak of 1992.  And then of course there was New Orleans post-Katrina.

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