Skip to comments.Marine Corps creates law enforcement battalions
Posted on 07/22/2012 6:26:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin
The Marine Corps has created its first law enforcement battalions - a lean, specialized force of military police officers that it hopes can quickly deploy worldwide to help investigate crimes from terrorism to drug trafficking and train fledgling security forces in allied nations.
The Corps activated three such battalions last month. Each is made up of roughly 500 military police officers and dozens of dogs. The Marine Corps has had police battalions off and on since World War II but they were primarily focused on providing security, such as accompanying fuel convoys or guarding generals on visits to dangerous areas, said Maj. Jan Durham, commander of the 1st Law Enforcement Battalion at Camp Pendleton.
The battalions will be capable of helping control civil disturbances, handling detainees, carrying out forensic work, and using biometrics to identify suspects. Durham said they could assist local authorities in allied countries in securing crime scenes and building cases so criminals end up behind bars and not back out on the streets because of mistakes.
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who needs movies? life is shaping up to be quite a “reality show.”
I wonder how the ethnic and homosexual makeup of these units will compare to the USMC overall?
I guess we really are world cops. Excellent cover story though, for when it’s needed.
Wow, I wonder if some of these guys could work for Rahmbo in Chi-town? Sounds just like what they need.
I am in the final quarter of my life and it has been a good life in a good country until the government started turning red after the 60’s. I look around at the kids playing in the neighborhood an I cannot help but wonder what kind of life they will have and will they ever know liberty like I did.
I mourn for their future. A future a outlined in Orwells 1984 more likely than the future envisioned by our founders. Boiled frogs all, they will not even know their own oppression.
So NCIS isn’t real???
Team America ... World Police.
NCIS is very real. Just nothing like the TV show.
Posse comitatus forbids the Army from being involved in domestic law enforcement. It does not cover Marines. Nor does it cover militarized fed law enforcement.
“I mourn for their future. A future a outlined in Orwells 1984 more likely than the future envisioned by our founders. Boiled frogs all, they will not even know their own oppression.”
Well said! Even sadder is that many of them are demanding their own enslavement but are either too ignorant or stupid to realize that all this “security” means a loss of freedom.
I mourn for their future.”
Very well written and obviously spoken from your heart. There are many of us that join you. As we venture into our twilight years it saddens me that I’m not leaving my grandchildren with a world anything like the one my parents and grandparents left me.
My grandchildren know that I won’t be around for too many more years and that I pray several times a day for their future and the future of America. Hopefully they will always remember to trust that God will watch over them and protect them - come what may.
Gosh, do you suppose there’s any “domestic purpose” in mind?
Posse comitatus act defined.
I didn't believe a word of it...
In fact, bad.
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