Pubdate: Thu, 28 Aug 2003
Source: Garden Island (HI)
Contact:  2003 Kauai Publishing Co.
Author: Jay Hunter
Bookmark: (Drug Raids)
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Janos Samu writes about no-knock paramilitary raids are the solution to the
drug problems. However that policy has been in full effect since 1981, when
Congress passed the Military Cooperation with Law Enforcement Official Act. In
1989, George Bush Sr. created six regional task forces in the Department of
Defense to act as liaisons between police and military agents. A few years
later, Congress ordered the Pentagon to make military surplus hardware
available to state and local law enforcement... for peacetime use in American
neighborhoods, against American citizens. Payments for wrongful death lawsuits
cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

The Posse Comitatus Act has already been distorted beyond recognition. While
what they're doing isn't exactly "unlawful," it does seem to blur the line
between a nation under the rule of law and nation under martial law.

Jay Hunter

Pittsburgh, PA
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