Military patrols in downtown Columbus Georgia

Posted on April 25, 2011 by

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Habeas Corpus anyone?

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Security will be a little tighter in Uptown Columbus tonight? Why are Military patrols being used in civilian areas? This is not good. Fort Benning and the City of Columbus are planning on using dual patrols. This is Unconstitutional and most likely illegal use of the Military.  All though this does not seem to be the first time they have deployed the Military in Columbus Georgia before.  I know what town I will NEVER live in.

Fort Benning has sent military police patrols into downtown periodically in the past, and while they could arrest military personnel breaking the law, they had no authority over civilians. The “courtesy patrols” will have no police authority at all, but they will outrank most of the soldiers partying downtown and will also be able to summon military and civilian police if the need arises, the mayor said. Source : chronicle.augusta.com

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