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Providing a cadre of up to 60 trained, experienced, and top secret cleared contractor
CS/SD personnel, ready on 72 hours notice, to augment and assist USMS personnel with
CS/SD operations anywhere within the United States and its territories.
The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385) passed on June 18, 1878, after the end of Reconstruction, with the intention (in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807) of substantially limiting the powers of the federal government to use the military for law enforcement. The Act prohibits most members of the federal uniformed services (today the Army, Air Force, and State National Guard forces when such are called into federal service) from exercising nominally state law enforcement, police, or peace officer powers that maintain "law and order" on non-federal property (states and their counties and municipal divisions) within the United States.
The statute generally prohibits federal military personnel and units of the National Guard under federal authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within the United States, except where expressly authorized by the Constitution or Congress. The Coast Guard is exempt from the Act during peacetime.
Also, the title says "on US soil"....not sure what thats about considering the USMS is a US agency...makes sense to be on US soil...
I have "heard" thru the proverbial grapevine ( yes, I trust the source) that Xe is trying to setup some type of law enforcement agency for CONUS ops. I had no luck verifying that but again I know and trust the source as he works in DC at one of the alphabet groups. he took issue with that and so do I. I do not agree with any private security company/contractor playing cop for any reason. Thought you all would want to know this.
Originally posted by SyphonX
Yep, I did misinterpret the acronym when I read through it. Very sorry for that, however I think my stance is clear, even regarding the jurisdiction of marshals.
** This is NOT for fugitive purposes as the USMS already has a fully developed program for that in terms of training & interdiction **