Marine Corps creates law enforcement battalions

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Elizabeth Conley, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    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!
  2. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    This is not being done for work abroad. It is for use in the US.
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  3. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Well, I understand that lots of people believe that, (and with good reason), but does it really matter? The principle is practically the same.

    Police should be locally organized and accountable.
  4. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    This says to me that our government is in fact expecting a revolt among the population at some point in time.
  5. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    This sounds more like they are creating a force for helping the countries we are deployed in as well as here. When I was in Haiti, we helped to police the neighborhoods until the new police recruits were able to do it themselves. Most of the time in a deployed area, we worked with the locals because they were outgunned, outmanned and tactically incapable of being able to quell even basic LEO situations, such as a bar fight. There are many instances of the Army, Air Force and even the Navy working hand in hand with foreign and domestic LEO agencies upon request. This just sounds like the Marine Corps is finally making their version of an MP more permanent. I think in some ways, this will actually help cut down on some of the more militaristic responses that happen in armed conflict, MPs traditionally are taught more in the way of laws, common laws, human rights and interpersonal communications than the majority of other military members. When in a LEO situation, they tend to handle it more in line with what one would expect LEOs to do, as opposed to how soldiers without that training would react to the same situation.
  6. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    They are soldiers. Elizabeth is right. Police functions should be carried out by locals, period. Having an occupation force also provide police, justice, and crime lab functions is simply complete domination.
  7. mikew68

    mikew68 Original Member

    People, be very afraid of this escalation of the violation of our so-called rights .. which the so-called tsa violates everyday ! In a previous life I was in a Marine Corps brig for a short period... fear and beatings were the management tools. This what you can look forward to. Unfortunately the American military is capable of great compassion and extreme cruelty. The first step is to demean and control the population. As the tsa has done to the innocent citizens who just want to get the crappy flight overwith. The tsa employees are about the most digusting and deluded out of control so-called humans going. They have unlimited power over travelers... the mgt is deplorable and disgusting... as for pistoooly if he was the besxt the FBI had ... my respect for the fbi is nonexistant. As to the tsa goons.. I have more respect for a warm bucket of Turtle spit....rant over !

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