Military does a good job, gets slapped.

Here it all goes again. I cannot stand the people that feel the military can act with judgment and humanity everywhere in the world... EXCEPT here on our own shores. I ask a serious question: How is feeling that the military is unable to act with restraint here in the US any different than just calling them all "cold blooded killers"?
Soldiers’ help reviewed after Ala. shootings

Law restricts military from helping civilian authorities
By Gina Cavallaro - Staff writer
Posted : Saturday Mar 28, 2009 9:00:41 EDT

The deployment of 22 active-duty military police and the provost marshal from Fort Rucker, Ala., to the scene of a civilian killing spree 25 miles from post may have violated federal law.

But the deployment may also have been within the legal parameters of how the military is permitted to assist civilian authorities in cases of emergencies.

That’s what an ongoing Army investigation hopes to unravel.

Ten people died in the March 10 rampage in southeastern Alabama by a man police identified as Michael McClendon, 28, of Kinston, Ala., where the first killing took place around 3:30 p.m. The shooter took his own life less than an hour later after an exchange of gunfire with police.

Geneva County Sheriff Greg Ward at first did not respond to an offer of help from an unidentified lieutenant colonel at Fort Rucker who said he could provide generators, lights and other equipment. But with seven separate crime scenes spanning a 20-mile area and a 12-man force that was exhausted and overwhelmed, he called back later and requested the MPs.

“The lieutenant colonel called our [911] dispatch to say ‘we’re here if you need us,’” Ward told Army Times in a phone interview. “I thought, let me call them back. So I asked for MPs to come in and relieve our personnel long enough so they could get something to eat,” Ward said, explaining that most of his men and about 10 police officers from Samson and Kinston had been on the job since 7 a.m.

The soldiers, he said, were in Samson for about three hours and were assigned to direct traffic flow at five intersections. Some helped keep sightseers away from the worst crime scene, where six of the victims’ bodies lay on a porch, including an 18-month-old baby.


The deployment of nonmedical, active-duty troops in response to a local emergency could be a violation of federal law if the soldiers engaged in law enforcement activities.

The Posse Comitatus Act, and its many exceptions, mostly restricts the military and units of the National Guard under Title 10 authority from acting in a law enforcement role within the U.S.


Ward praised the MPs.

“That lieutenant colonel was not out of place. He called to say ‘we’re here if you need us,’ ” Ward said.

In my earlier piece "Repeal Posse Comitatus, or educate the public!" I spoke about the TRUE meaning of this act, and it's creation. White democrats trying to prevent freed slaves from voting. And to get this passed: they said approve it or we won't fund the Army. Dems never change.
...it has been said that only Congress can “ok” the use of the military on domestic soil. However, if you read the act it says “authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress.” I stress the word “OR.” That word was obviously used to encourage the approval of Congress BUT it was not to limit and take away the powers of our Commander in Chief. So the history of the act is important, as well as the Sense of congress.
PLEASE do not allow yourself to fall into the belief the US Military cannot be used here in the United States. It is false, and why would you trust local police so much more than someone who chose to serve their nation?