Wednesday, July 14, 2010

U.S. Marines Train with Los Angeles Police Department to Take on Taliban

This LAPD-U.S. Marines exercise probably doesn't violate the Posse Comitatus Act, because the exercise is designated as a training exercise. Nevertheless, I don't really like the cross-collateralization between our domestic law enforcement services and our military. What happens if the LAPD encounters live fire with the embedded Marines or heaven forbid, a soldier is taken hostage in ambush? Who has jurisdiction then? The Marines or the LAPD or Arnold?

Abbott was among 70 Camp Pendleton Marines in a training exercise that aims to adapt the investigative techniques the LAPD has used for decades against violent street gangs to take on the Taliban more as a powerful drug-trafficking mob than an insurgency.

Source: NBC Los Angeles

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