I know it's not a good idea to entitle a thread "Holy Crepe!" or some such, but I'm stunned. I've ignored this story for several days because it just didn't sink in at first. Marine Corps creates law enforcement battalions How would we feel if an occupying force started "policing" our community? This is some sick sh-hit. We would be really upset if a "law enforcement battalion" of Cuban, Ethiopian, French or Kurdistani military troops started wandering around in our community. Police should always be locally organized and controlled. Anything else is an occupying force designed to abuse the population. I say again: HOLY CREPE!