Found it!




 
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April 8th, 2006  
Damien435
 
 

Topic: Found it!


This is mostly just a personal victory for myself, long ago I had heard a rumor that the military was banned from intervening in a civilian law enforcement action. However now I have my proof, the Posse Comitatus Act bans the use of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps. and federalized National Guardsmen in civilian law enforcement. The Coast Guard is an exception, especially when in use for preventing drug trafficking, and when the Guard is under the control of the Governor or State it is also an exception.

Why am I so happy about this? Well it answers a lot of questions for me. I have before argued for the disbanding of the National Guard, just have the Army and Army Reserve, it would save time and get rid of what seemed to me to be two overlapping and redundant groups. Now I understand why the Guard is so necessary, a great example of this was when Katrina hit, Guardsmen, not regular Army or Marines, were sent in to shoot back when rescuers were being shot at by stubborn New Orleaners. And the Guard is routinely called upon to respond to other natural disasters, floods and tornadoes here in South Dakota for example.

So if anyone can actually find a way to contribute to this thread go ahead, I personally fail to see many openings for a person to reply to but if you can find one go fro it.
April 8th, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
lol, You could have just asked. But research is good, it'll put hair on your chest and information in your brain.
April 8th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
You should have talked to us about it earlier.
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April 8th, 2006  
chronoserpent
 
 
The Navy Commander of my NJROTC unit told us that every time he went on a cruise, there was at least one Coast Guard officer in the fleet so that they could arrest any civillian criminals (druggies and pirates) they came across, because the military couldn't arrest civillians.
April 8th, 2006  
Marinerhodes
 
 
There was a topic similar to this in on of the other threads.
April 10th, 2006  
LeEnfield
 
 
Funnily enough I was watching programme called Jag were this very topic was brought up in the film during a court case they were dealing with.
April 10th, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
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Originally Posted by LeEnfield
Funnily enough I was watching programme called Jag were this very topic was brought up in the film during a court case they were dealing with.
JAG, that show makes me giggle like a school girl. I like that Marine chick, though. She's got outstanding "military bearing." Just watch how she stands, back straight, chest out. I'd let her Posse my Comitatus allllllllllll night.

April 10th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
The National Guard is also the only buffer between the civilian population and riots like the ones during the `60s such as Watts, Kent State, and all of the civil rights problems such as the Arkansas and Alabama public schools being open to blacks. There were times when the Guard was ordered to remove the State Police and Governor from the doors of Alabama schools and escorted the black kids to and from school.
April 10th, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
Yeah, but Kent State isn't really a good example to use when describing the National Guard as a "buffer."
April 13th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
Dude I love that JAG series. PJ you mean the blonde chick or the brunette?