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Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 6:19 am, Thu Jan 3, 2013.

Here is a school security idea. With lots of soldiers coming home in every city in America — after their service has ended — why not keep them in the reserves and pay them at their last military pay grade for at least a year?

Since they are already highly trained in security and weapons, they could patrol our schools and be very effective in helping keep our children safe. And they stay off the unemployment list for at least a year while they are looking for a job. They would have a worthwhile job and feel great about themselves and what they are doing.

This is a great resource that is just being wasted, and a wonderful way to be at home working; doing something that is just as important as when they were overseas guarding each other and other people’s children. No person in their right mind would try to enter a school knowing a highly trained soldier is there to stop them.

Since only a person who is not in his right mind would do something stupid like that, we would be ready to dispatch him before he can do any or very little harm to our most precious of loved ones, our children.

Ed Parks

Lodi

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  • Andrew Liebich posted at 8:44 am on Thu, Jan 3, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Openly advocating that U.S. troops should be involved in law enforcement operations as well as potentially using weapons against American citizens is a complete violation of the Posse Comitatus Act and the Insurrection Act.

    The Posse Comitatus Act ostensibly prohibits military from performing the duties of civilian law enforcement, except when martial law is declared.

    Section 1385 of the Posse Comitatus Act states, “Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.”

    Under the John Warner Defense Authorization Act, signed by President Bush on October 17, 2006, the law was changed to state, “The President may employ the armed forces to restore public order in any State of the United States the President determines hinders the execution of laws or deprives people of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law or opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.”

    However, these changes were repealed in their entirety by HR 4986: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, reverting back to the original state of the Insurrection Act of 1807.

    Perhaps Mr. Parks could submit another letter to the editor explaining why a VIPR team was at last Sundays NFL Vikings game.
    [lol]

     

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