Monday, July 27, 2009

Cheney And The Tanks

by Andrew Sullivan

Cheney wanted to use the military to round up terrorist suspects on US soil:

A decision to dispatch troops into the streets to make arrests has few precedents in American history, as both the Constitution and subsequent laws restrict the military from being used to conduct domestic raids and seize property. The Fourth Amendment bans “unreasonable” searches and seizures without probable cause. And the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 generally prohibits the military from acting in a law enforcement capacity.

What interests me here is the fact that the task was easily within the capabilities of the FBI who did the job. (read more)

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