marines and the police

December 25th, 2004  
rotc boy

Topic: marines and the police

i guess this could go here:

The Marines were backing-up LAPD on a call that someone had broken into a store.

At the scene, the cop told the Marines to "cover" him as he approched the store (to police, "cover" means to point your weapons in the direction of the threat, to Marines it means lay down a base of fire!).

The Marines promptly laid down a base of fire. The Marines fired 178 rounds before they stopped shooting.

The thief, probably a little scared at this point, called 911 and reported, "They're shooting at me!".
December 27th, 2004  
This has got to be a Joke. Right?
December 27th, 2004  
that's awesome
December 28th, 2004  
rotc boy
Originally Posted by 03USMC
This has got to be a Joke. Right?
no, its true, i cant find the source right now but when i get some time i will post it
February 5th, 2005  
have you found the source yet?

and it does have a lilttle bit of a funny to it
April 19th, 2005  
It's a joke...

United States Code, Title 18, Section 1385 (Posse Comitatus Act)
“Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 5525.5 extended the substantive prohibitions of the Posse Comitatus Act (PCA) to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. The PCA does not apply to the U.S. Coast Guard in peacetime or to the National Guard when not in Federal service."
April 25th, 2005  
It's still pretty funny
August 28th, 2005  
I was gonna say, why would the Marine Corp back up the LAPD for anything other than a revolution or coup de ta. Especially on just a rhoutine call.
September 4th, 2005  
It is all a language barrier:

General Joe Whigham is ordered by the Secretary of Defense to gather together a Navy Lieutenant and Captains from the Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force to discover why the services have trouble communicating with each other. He begins by saying that their first project task is to "secure" a certain building, and asks each of them to go home and prepare a list of steps for the project management plan and bring them to the meeting the next morning.

The Navy Lieutenant calls his Master Chief and says:

Tell those swabs to:
-- Unplug the coffeepots
-- Turn off the computers
-- Turn out the lights
-- Lock the doors and leave the building unoccupied

The Army Captain has his list in his notepad:
-- Assemble the company
-- Appoint guard mount and Sergeant of the Guard
-- Take control of all exits
-- Make sure no one gets into the building without a pass

The Marine Corps Captain writes down her steps on palm of her hand:
-- Assemble the platoon and supplies
-- Approach the building along three axes
-- Bring the building under mortar and SAW fire
-- Assault the building under covering fire
-- Sequester surviving prisoners
-- Establish lanes of fire
-- Prepare artillery calls
-- Repel counterattacks

The Air Force Captain types his list into his laptop:
-- Contact real estate agent
-- Negotiate 1-year lease
-- Be sure to get option to buy
September 4th, 2005  
Comment of someone on the differences between the United States and Great Britain:
Two nations seperated by a common language
......or words to that effect.
Perhaps LeEnfield can supply the more accurate quote.