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Originally posted by Wide-Eyes
reply to post by Sly1one
Wtf? There are only two reasons I can think they would do this over a populated area.
Either one is pretty scary to me.
Originally posted by Sly1one
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I don't know if they are trying to desensitize people to this or what...and if so why? Its a BIG step to start conducting these exercises over major cities...it takes some brass ones to make that decision and accept all the potential liability behind it...
won't be long before some kind of mishap or accident turns everyone's eye to the "necessity" of this...accidentally loading live rounds instead of blanks...or just a black hawk crash into one of those large buildings. People will start asking how necessary it is to do these training exercises over a mass population...
and since when was the military in need of training for metropolis areas? They plan on invading/defending/patrolling a major city anytime soon?
It looks odd, sounds odd, and feels....odd to me...
Originally posted by TDawgRex
Listening to the rate of fire from one of the helicopters I would say that it was a .50 cal. I have to wonder where those links and brass are falling.
I know I would be suing if one of those pieces of metal injured me or even damaged my car. (for repairs at least)
It looks as if they were firing over a busy highway at that as well. WTF were these guys thinking?
ETA: I know that they're blanks, but they still eject casings and links.edit on 27-1-2013 by TDawgRex because: Need more coffee
Originally posted by rockymcgilicutty
reply to post by Sly1one
The Posse Comitatus Act is the United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385, original at 20 Stat. 152) that was passed on June 18, 1878, after the end of Reconstruction and was updated in 1981. Its intent (in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807) was to limit the powers of Federal government in using federal military personnel to enforce the State laws. Contrary to popular belief, the Act does not prohibit members of the United States Armed Forces from exercising Law enforcement agency powers within a State, police, or peace officer powers that maintain "law and order"; it requires that any authority to do so must exist within the United States Constitution or Act of Congress (which it currently does not except under the Insurrection Act).[Federalist 29 (Hamilton, 1788)] Any use of the Armed Forces under either Title 10/Active Duty or Title 10/Reserves at the direction of the President will offend the Constitutional Law also known as Public Law prohibiting such action unless declared by the President of the United States and approved by Congress. Any infringement will be problematic for political and legal reasons.
What happen to this act it was repealed.Did anyone hear about it?
Originally posted by Merlin Lawndart
This is martial law training, let's call it what it is. A little over a year ago a fleet of Blackhawk choppers flew over my house in a suburban neighborhood, they were probably only 100-200 ft. from the ground. They flew so low everything in the house was shaking, the windows, floors, and I mean loudly. They are preparing for something big, that's for sure.