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Whats the US equivilant to the Egyptian Police?

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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 05:20 PM
You forget one thing, Merikens are armed, too. Red Dawn, anyone?

posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 05:39 PM
The Terry Norman story makes for good reading. Here's a good write up from a month ago:

A few highlights:

The Kent State police detective who took possession of Norman’s pistol, and whose investigation ruled out its having been fired, was directing Norman’s work as an informant and later helped him get a job as a police officer.

Kent State officers knew Norman regularly carried guns, including on campus, even though the department’s chief and another local law enforcement official had doubts about Norman’s maturity and self-control.

The FBI initially denied any connection with Norman, although the bureau had paid him for undercover work a month before the Kent State shootings. His relationship with the FBI may have begun even earlier than Norman has acknowledged, and he may later have had ties to the CIA.

Norman said he had loaded his gun with three hollow-point bullets, one armor-piercing round and one tracer round.

“Mr. Norman was not working for the FBI on May 4, 1970, nor has he ever been in any way connected with this Bureau,” director J. Edgar Hoover declared to Ohio Congressman John Ashbrook in an August 1970 letter.

Video of Norman being chased and handing over the gun:

Kent State shooting enhanced audio home movie. May 4 1970

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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 10:33 PM
reply to post by mayabong

Just the police.

If they need more ... more police.

If multiple towns, cities and counties cannot contain it, the Guard.. and I doubt they'd ever need more than that.

posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 11:35 PM
State guarrds were placed under NorthCom by Obama executive order establishing "council of governors".Won't matter if your local guard is in the sandbox at "Balatt". Any guard unit could be federalized and deployed by the feds from another state

President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13528 on January 11. The Executive Order (EO) established a Council of Governors chosen by the President that will rubber-stamp long-sought-after Pentagon contingency plans to seize control of state National Guard forces in the event of a “national emergency.”

The ten member, bipartisan Council was created “to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State Governments to protect our Nation against all types of hazards.” The Council will be reviewing such matters as involving the National Guard of the various States; homeland defense; civil support; synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.”

Clearly designed to weaken the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 which bars the use of the military for civilian law enforcement, EO 13528 is the latest in a series of maneuvers by Obama and previous administrations to wrest control of armed forces historically under the democratic control of elected state officials.

National Guard units would be to placed under the effective control of United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), created in 2002.

When news first broke in the summer of 2009 of Obama’s proposal to expand the military’s authority to respond to domestic disasters it was opposed by the National Governors Association (NGA).

Title: Obama Executive Order Seeks to “Synchronize and Integrate” State and Federal Military Forces

Source: Dissident Voice, January 16th, 2010
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posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 10:39 AM
reply to post by discuzz

I owe you an apology it is not the constitution which forbids the use of the military for police actions against the citizens.It is this law( Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 which bars the use of the military for civilian law enforcement) which forbids this use of the military.So the govener of ohio was in violation of a federal statuate with his use of the guard for a police action against american citizens.
As I said previously it doesn't mean that the government will obey the law.This action should have sent up red flags all over the country.

posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 11:04 AM
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Well, in the long run the government probably realized that M1 Garand rifles are not the right tool for crowd control. In the short term, however, though there was a massive public outcry, the official reaction is debatable.

Ten days later, city and state police killed 2 students and injured twelve, in a similar incident at Jackson State College. The gunfire lasted for 30 seconds and at least 140 shots were fired by a reported 40 state highway patrolmen using shotguns from 30 to 50 feet. Ambulances were not called until after the officers picked up their shell casings. The police and state troopers left the campus shortly after the shooting and were replaced by National Guardsmen. After the incident, Jackson authorities denied that city police took part in the fusillade.

posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 11:24 AM
FBI, US DHS, SWAT and the National Guard.

posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 11:28 AM

Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1
FBI, US DHS, SWAT and the National Guard.

That sounds bout right.. And maybe MPs other then National Guard branch.

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