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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Defense Department Seeks Legal Authority to Deploy Reservists onto American Streets

Thanks to Posse Comitatus, the US military are forbidden from responding on the streets of America whenever the whim is announced. The Posse Comitatus Act, Section 1385, states that only under “circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress” can a military presence on American streets be permitted. Yet, if the Defense Department has their way, a new authorization act will give them the power to order the armed forces to be used against the American public.
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