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The marines have been granted permission by state, federal and local authorities to fire weapons, conduct patrols, run vehicle checkpoints, react to ambushes and employ nonlethal weapons after landing helicopters and deploying throughout various parks, stadiums and fairgrounds.
“We don’t want anyone thinking that there’s an invasion happening or that we declared martial law"
It is well documented that the use of military for law enforcement violates the Posse Comitatus Act.