Recently, Sir Knight was reading a news article about the Boston marathon bombing. The accompanying photos were disturbing – police officers, arrayed in full in tactical combat gear were clearing houses, military fashion. They were making their way through a suburban American neighborhood, rifles at the ready, stomping on what was left of their fellow citizens Constitutionally guaranteed rights.
Pulling the next article up, this one dealing with the exploits at the Bundy ranch, Sir Knight noticed a troubling trend – the militarization of civilian law enforcement. Once again the law enforcement officers looked more like Rambo than Sheriff Andy Taylor. Their very aggressive demeanor served only to escalate hostilities rather than to facilitate peaceful resolution.
As he read these articles, he asked, somewhat rhetorically, “What has happened to Posse Comitatus? We are Americans and yet we allow troops to walk through our front door just like the Nazi’s in WWII? I guess we need to get ready for the gas chambers next!”
Think he’s overreacting? Here is a little history on Posse Comitatus….
The rest at Paratus Familia