It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
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 members of the Army and Air Force 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.
Months after massive layoffs saw an increase in violent crime in many New Jersey cities including Newark, Trenton and Camden, noted as the most violent in the United States; officials are still not ready to admit they see a direct connection.
A rash of murders in Newark over the Easter weekend brought the total number of murders in that city to 28 in this year, a 65 percent increase from the same time a year ago, according to statistics from the county prosecutor's office.
The first quarter of the year saw an increase in robberies and burglaries, which went up 11 and 8 percent, respectively. Theft and auto theft crimes have each risen by more than 30 percent, North Jersey reported.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- A struggling economy means city budgets are hurting, and that's true for San Jose where 67 police officers were laid off on Thursday, leaving more than 1,100 officers to patrol a city of more than one million people.
In the months following massive police layoffs in Camden, N.J., the county prosecutor’s office documented a 19 per cent spike in violent crime and a 259 per cent increase in aggravated assaults with firearms. In nearby Newark, law enforcement officials reported a jump in carjackings and shootings after more than 160 officers — about 10 per cent of the force — was laid off to help close a $150 million funding gap.
In May alone, Cleveland city officials announced the layoff of 81 police officers; 80 officers from Providence, R.I., were told to prepare for pink slips; and in Trenton, N.J., Mayor Tony Mack warned 111 officers — about a third of the force — may be cut.
Toronto earned a spot on this list of cities considering what Pasco calls “draconian” cuts. After Chief Bill Blair presented a near $1 billion proposed operating budget for 2012, the police services board asked him to report back on what a force with 500 fewer officers would look like.
Originally posted by XxRagingxPandaxX
Well from what i'v heard crime rates have been lower in the last few years than a long time. Don't know if it's true or not. Also, no there will not be anarchy, 90% of what cops do is busting people with drugs, and giving tickets. They're just making cuts thats all, no conspiracy to it in my opinion.edit on 1-7-2011 by XxRagingxPandaxX because: (no reason given)
A rash of murders in Newark over the Easter weekend brought the total number of murders in that city to 28 in this year, a 65 percent increase from the same time a year ago, according to statistics from the county prosecutor's office. The first quarter of the year saw an increase in robberies and burglaries, which went up 11 and 8 percent, respectively. Theft and auto theft crimes have each risen by more than 30 percent, North Jersey reported.
Originally posted by ztruthseeker
An interesting thought. Many major cities are falling apart at the seams. Camden NJ, Cleveland OH, large portions of Detroit are no longer patrolled. The one glaring problem with this, is that the American Military is spread so thin these days, fighting 5 conflicts, with potentially 7. Marshall law could very well on the horizon, but just how affective would it be?
WASHINGTON — Beginning to wind down a long and devastating war, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday night he was pulling home 33,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by next summer, withdrawing the “surge” of forces he had sent to rescue a flailing effort. Said Obama to a country eager for an exit: “The tide of war is receding.” Read more: www.chron.com...
Originally posted by jam321
I personally don't see troops on the streets.
I also have to wonder if the increase in crime is due to the economy rather than less police. IMO, if a person is going to murder or steal, they will do it no matter how many police are on the force.
With less police and more crime, I do see more gun rights being passed.
Originally posted by Still_Learning
reply to post by jude11
Yes, I think military will hit the streets soon. but thats when things will get much more interesting. people will be put under pressure and riots will be the effect. food at an all time high, gas at an all time high. At that point it will seem like the whole world is restless. But its always darkest before the light, right?