Domestic Militarization Comes to San Bernardino County
18/12/2008 § Leave a comment
By the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, 20 Stat. 152, 18 U.S.C. § 1385, it was provided that it shall NOT (emphasis added) be lawful to employ any part of the Army of the United States, as a posse comitatus, or otherwise, for the purpose of executing the laws, except in such cases and under such circumstances as such employment of said force may be expressly authorized by the Constitution or by act of Congress& . The effect of this prohibition, however, was largely nullified by a ruling of the Attorney General that by Revised Statutes 5298 and 5300 [10 U.S.C. §§ 332, 334] the military forces, under the direction of the President, could be used to assist a marshal. 16 Ops. Atty. Gen. 162. B. RICH, THE PRESIDENTS AND CIVIL DISORDER 196 n.21 (1941).
It’s beginning to look as though I’m going to have to change the name of this Blog to GET OUT IF YOU STILL CAN!!