Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Posse Comitatus Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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This article is about a United States statute prohibiting the use of the armed forces for law enforcement. For other uses see Posse comitatus (disambiguation).
The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. � 1385) passed in 1878 after the end of Reconstruction. The Act was intended to prohibit Federal troops from supervising elections in former Confederate states. It 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, except where expressly authorized by the Constitution or Congress. The Posse Comitatus Act and the Insurrection Act substantially limit the powers of the Federal government to use the military for law enforcement.
The original act referred only to the United States Army. The Air Force was added in 1956, and the Navy and the Marine Corps have been included by a regulation of the Department of Defense. This law is often mentioned when it appears that the Department of Defense is interfering in domestic disturbances." We violated this act at Waco Texas, so why not use the Military on the 700 mile breached border, we can't cater to big business that need Imigrant labor at 7 bucks an hour.... President Bush Wake-up and smell the coffee......

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