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USC18 Sec. 1385 the Posse Comitatus Act

Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by Squire Robertsson, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. Squire Robertsson

    Squire Robertsson Administrator
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    More than once this law has been cited to explain the DOD's seeming and actual inaction. If you read the law, there's not a whole lot of wiggle room in it.
    The Wikipedia Posse Comitatus Article.
     
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    Look up "Stafford Act". It relates directly to limited exceptions to "Posse Comitatus".
     
  3. Fred the Baptist

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    I quit using Wikipedia when I read this entry on their site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Introduction:

    If anyone can write articles and anyone can edit them, how can anyone possibly rely on the information?

    However, I do agree that our military forces should not be used for law enforcement.

    Many years ago we went to Panama which was then under the dictator Omar Torrijos. Law enforcement for the whole country, on the national and local levels, was handled by their military, the National Guard. We saw the soldier/policemen with automatic weapons at most intersections in Panama City. I assure you, we do not want this or anything like it in the United States.

    Thanks,
    Fred
     
  4. Squire Robertsson

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    I did check the link to the USC. The article properly quoted the law in full. However, of interest are the external links to articles that are comparitively fixed in stone.
     
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