Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Posse Comitatus Act Officially Null and Void

Department of Defense regulations in reference to Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies published April 12, 2013 went into effect May 13, 2013.

The new regulations authorize the implementation of statutory requirements for the Department of Defense to support civilian law enforcement agencies: federal, state, tribal, and local, including response to civil disturbances within the United States.

These new regulations represent a complete dismissal of the Posse Comitatus Act.

The regulations authorize the President to employ the armed forces of the United States to suppress insurrections, rebellions, and domestic violence under various conditions and circumstances and shall be implemented through executive order, directing the Secretary of Defense to provide for the restoration of law and order in a specific state or locality.