January 21, 2013
There is some confusion in America today. These crazy Americans think they have freedom, and are protected by the Constitution. Some people even believe Laws like Posse Comitatus are still in place.
A short on Posse Comitatus from Wikipedia:
The Posse Comitatus Act is the United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385, original at 20 Stat. 152) that was passed on June 18, 1878, after the end of Reconstruction and was updated in 1981. Its intent (in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807) was to limit the powers of Federal government in using federal military personnel to enforce the state laws.
The Act, as modified in 1981, refers to the Armed Forces of the United States. It does not apply to the National Guard under state authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within its home state or in an adjacent state if invited by that state's governor. The United States Coast Guard, which operates under the Department of Homeland Security, is also not covered by the Posse Comitatus Act, primarily because the Coast Guard has both a maritime law enforcement mission and a federal regulatory agency mission.
As of Monday, January 20, and today unspecified units of the United States Military from Ft. Bragg will be training, and doing 'secretive' joint exercises with the Richland County Sheriffs Departments, according to The State.
“Citizens may see military and departmental vehicles traveling in and around rural and metropolitan areas and may hear ordnance being set off or fired which will be simulated/ blanks and controlled by trained personnel,” a sheriff’s department press release said.
The release said that, “Due to Sheriff Leon Lott's longstanding commitment to making sure that deputies are trained and prepared for every event and potential threat and his desire to assist the military to ensure their preparations;” the joint exercise is being held.
More and more the United States has seen increased surveillance, illegal checkpoints, constitution free zones, the suspension of Posse Comitatus, the suspension of the writ of Habeas Corpos through the Patriot Act, and the NDAA. Now, not only has the Police on the local, state, and county levels been militarized through class training, but more and more the military is actually physically training police in war-time scenarios.
You may ask yourself this question, what is it we are missing?
Andrew Pontbriand is an Activist, Researcher, Contributor at Activist Post, and Writer/Editor of The Resistance Journals. Like his Facebook Page here, and follow him on Twitter - @ResistJourn25