This is an excerpt from an Army manual specifying the procedures for civil disturbances.
This applies to U.S. soil as well. If my grade school scholastics in reading are accurate, this specifies permission to murder U.S. civilians inside our borders.
Our forces should never be seen as a military policing force on our own soil or as an occupying force in another country.
The Constitution of the United States places the military under civilian control and designates the President as commander-in-chief.
The Posse Comitatus Act prescribes criminal penalties for the use of the US Army or Air Force to execute the laws of or to perform civilian law enforcement functions within the United States Prohibiting the military from executing the laws means that military personnel may not participate directly in:
- An arrest; a search and seizure; a stop and frisk; or an interdiction of vessels, aircraft, or vehicles.
- A surveillance or pursuit.
- A civilian legal case or any other civilian law enforcement activity as informants, undercover agents, or investigators.
Generally, federal military forces may not give law enforcement assistance to civil authorities without conflicting with the Posse Comitatus Act. However, constitutional and statutory exceptions to this prohibition do exist.
Under the Constitution of the United States, exceptions allow the use of military force to execute or enforce the law.
The federal government may use military force to protect federal property and federal government functions
In today’s world, peace operations are usually conducted by a coalition of forces operating under the purview of the UN charter and customary international law. Therefore, the UN may mandate certain restraints.
A Few Procedures
Military police perform four functions of maneuver and mobility support (MS), area security (AS), law and order (L&O), and internment and resettlement (I/R) (FEMA Camps)
Civil authorities must provide adequate detention facilities for all subjects. Authorities must be prepared to detain large numbers of people. (FEMA Camps)
Searching people, placing them under apprehension, and detaining them without probable and just cause or without concern for their constitutional rights create problems and hinder due process. (NDAA)
Handling Civil Disturbances
A large reserve of soldiers should be maintained during civil disturbance operations.
The presence of the MWD (Military Working Dogs) may produce a profound psychological effect on the crowd
Choose the M9 pistol for extraction and apprehension teams. The use of a long weapon (for example, an M16 with an M203, an M4 with an M203, or a 12-gauge shotgun)
Commanders should not dispatch NL (Non-Lethal) patrols.There is no such thing as a NL mission.
NL munitions and equipment are not completely NL; they are NL by intent.
NL munitions can be used as a lethal response if the situation dictates and the intent of the soldier is to inflict death.
During any crowd control operation, the commander must protect the control force with lethal overwatch.
DM (Designated Marksmen) in an overwatch position scans the crowd to identify threats and designate personnel for recovery and lethal rounds firing. They are ideally suited for flank security and countersniper operations.
Armed with a standard infantry rifle that is mounted with a high-powered scope they can scan the crowd, identify agitators and riot leaders for apprehension, or fire lethal fire if so ordered or warranted