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‘American rebellion’: the lockdown protests that paved the way for the Capitol riots

The Observer 28 Aug 2022
He called his organisation Posse Comitatus, which is Latin for “power of the county”, and ... Posse Comitatus groups across the country were instructed to convene “Christian common-law grand juries”, indict public officials who violated the constitution, and “hang them by the neck”.

Exclusive: Rally organizers issued a call for a bogus grand jury to indict Congress before ...

Raw Story 11 Jul 2022
“These institutions — the armed militias, the Posse Comitatus, common law courts and warehouse banks along with political, lobbying and media organizations — are intended to be the embryo of an exclusive white Christian republic.” .

Weapons of War on Our Streets: The Militarization of America’s Police

GlobalResearch 24 May 2021
This law, the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, was passed after the removal of federal troops from the Southern states following the end of Reconstruction ... Militarized police seems to violate the spirit, if not the letter, of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, which forbids using the ...

Letters to the Editor Tuesday, Jan. 5

The Daily Gazette 05 Jan 2021
... of full-time law enforcement officers ... Moreover, for more than 300 years, local county sheriffs in America have been authorized by common law and specific statutes to invoke the authority to call out the “power of the county” (also known as posse comitatus) in times of emergency.

Can it happen here?

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 17 May 2020
To the editor. My trusty Webster’s Dictionary defines “posse comitatus” as a term describing an ancient English common law allowing a constable to summon the assistance of all able-bodied men above the age of 15. On June 18, 1878, President ... .

How the US military could be used at home in response to the coronavirus emergency

Business Insider 19 Mar 2020
The Posse Comitatus Act, passed in 1878 in response to reconstruction of the South, forbade federal troops from participating in law enforcement ... The National Guard, being the successor to the state militias, is not restricted by Posse Comitatus and can, in theory, enforce the law (as can the Coast Guard).

Explainer: Is the president allowed to mobilize National Guard for immigration raids?

The Dallas Morning News 18 Feb 2017
In that case, he used an exception to Posse Comitatus called the “Enforcement Acts,” which allow the federal government to intervene in cases when the states refused to protect African Americans’ rights to vote, hold office, and carry out other constitutional rights.What does “posse comitatus” mean?.

This Day in Terrorism History

Democratic Underground 14 Feb 2017
This movement sought to form parallel courts and governments purportedly based on English common law, and to withdraw recognition of the U.S ... Township movement supporters as well as the Posse Comitatus attempted to organize among farmers in the American Midwest during the 1980s farm crisis.

Militarization of the American Homeland: Suppression of "Civil Disturbances"

GlobalResearch 25 Oct 2008
... and border security, in clear violation of the Posse Comitatus Act ... Code, commonly referred to as the Posse Comitatus Act, prevents the armed forces from becoming involved in law enforcement activities for which, in most cases, they are not specifically trained or equipped.

Sen. Warner Supports Domestic Use of Military

GlobalResearch 22 Oct 2008
Senator Warner Responds to Concern Over Posse Comitatus Violation by Proposing to Change the Law ... Code, commonly referred to as the Posse Comitatus Act, prevents the armed forces from becoming involved in law enforcement activities for which, in most cases, they are not specifically trained or equipped.

Militarize, not unionize, homeland security

Newsday 13 Mar 2007
Some will say that it's inappropriate to use soldiers on the homefront, citing the Posse Comitatus law of 1878 ... Posse Comitatus; it was enacted by racist Southern Democrats to protect the "freedom" of the Ku Klux Klan to terrorize blacks, free from interference by the Union Army.

Experts Question Legality of Military Involvement in Beltway Sniper Hunt

Crosswalk 22 Oct 2002
The Posse Comitatus Act states that, "Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.".

The history of Posse Comitatus

Scripps Howard 24 Jul 2002
... in the United States is called the Posse Comitatus Act, after the name given the 1878 law. Posse comitatus translates as "force of the country," and means in English common law the routine police powers.

WAR ON TERRORISM: Military may get freer hand in U.S.

Atlanta Journal 19 Jul 2002
The Posse Comitatus Act --- ''power of the county'' --- limits the use of the Army and Air Force to enforce domestic laws ... In the ensuing years, troops performed numerous law enforcement duties, and, as Reconstruction wound down, Congress enacted what became the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.

WSU Press book looks at NW militia movement

The Lewiston Tribune 14 May 1999
PULLMAN -- Militias, Freemen, Aryan Nations, Wise-Use Movement, Christian Identity, Common Law Courts, Posse Comitatus, Phineas Priests. They go by many different names but all are part of a national ....

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