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One capability that would be lost if the the Guard is federalized is their capacity to operate as law enforcement to assist state officials, Lengyel said, as that would violate the Posse Comitatus Act. That law prevents the Department of Defense from interfering in domestic policing.
In many disasters and responses, when there’s overwhelming pressure on local and state police, Guard personnel are sometimes called upon to assist.
“I don’t see any demand signal that’s demanding we use the national guard in that scenario — but governors could,” said Lengyel, which is one of the reasons he advised against federalizing the Guard.
originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: infolurker
Top National Guard General shoots down quarantine martial law rumors
U.S. defense officials have warned that foreign bad actors could use this uncertain time to plant bad rumors in order to panic the American public.