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    Security will be a little tighter in Uptown Columbus tonight, as Military (ICourtesy) Patrol begins.

    COLUMBUS, Ga. --

    Starting at 10 o'clock Friday, two senior non-commissioned officers from Fort Benning will be on courtesy patrol. The soldiers will be wearing arm bands that read, "Courtesy Patrol."

    Fort Benning Commanding General Robert Brown and Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson made the announcement earlier this week.

    They need to increase security in Uptown Columbus comes after two weekend incidents in early April.

    In the first incident, police say five soldiers beat another man. The beating was witnessed near First Ave. and 10th street- sending the victim - a former solider - to the hospital with head injuries.

    The other, a shooting that left four injured - one fatally - at Mario’s restaurant on Broadway. A man is charged in connection with the assault.

    Now, Columbus police will have the company of two uniformed Fort Benning soldiers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

    Mayor Tomlinson says the soldiers will not be able to make any arrests, but will be able to command order of all military personnel and if need be, alert military police.

    “You can’t arrest someone for being intoxicated, but a senior officer can order you back to base or have military police come get you and bring you back to base,” says Tomlinson.


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    So they don't even bother to declare marshall law in order to side step our fundamental protections against military actions, namely the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_Act
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    Posted by makorunner on April 25, 2011 - 9:52 a.m.

    Reminds me of the early days back in 1936 when this was tried in Berlin Gemany . And we ALL KNOW how that turned out.....
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    http://www2.wrbl.com/news/2011/apr/2...ht-ar-1752061/
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    Patrolling for the sole sake of keeping control of the military, not civilians. We do this in Japan, don't see the problem here. Not sure how it is a violation of the Posse Comitatus, since it's not an attempt to police the civilian population.
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

    In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    Patrolling for the sole sake of keeping control of the military, not civilians. We do this in Japan, don't see the problem here. Not sure how it is a violation of the Posse Comitatus, since it's not an attempt to police the civilian population.
    C'mon, you expect Megi to read for detail? He thinks martial law is spelled "marshall", for heaven's sake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    C'mon, you expect Megi to read for detail? He thinks martial law is spelled "marshall", for heaven's sake.
    I'm going to back Megi here and say that he just "bummed" that comment from the source, it's not really his own.
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

    In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    I'm going to back Megi here and say that he just "bummed" that comment from the source, it's not really his own.
    You're right this time. Sometimes he adds "original" thoughts to his mass postings, but often he doesn't.
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