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Military patrols start Friday night in downtown Columbus
WRBL News 3 ^ | April 22, 2011 | Sarah Panko

Posted on 04/25/2011 9:52:15 AM PDT by tisket

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."


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KEYWORDS: antiamerica; obamaregime; policestate
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I thought this was the job of MP's. Obama's Police State is officially here.
1 posted on 04/25/2011 9:52:20 AM PDT by tisket
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To: tisket

Like I’ve been saying, the military will obey those that give them orders, not those that pay their salary via taxes.

We’re doomed


2 posted on 04/25/2011 9:55:16 AM PDT by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: tisket

3 posted on 04/25/2011 9:56:33 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (If every person were like Sarah Palin, this world would be a peaceful, beautiful world to live in.)
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To: tisket
I thought this was the job of MP's. Obama's Police State is officially here.

Calm down Francis. Columbus is just outside Ft Benning (Home of the Infantry).

4 posted on 04/25/2011 9:56:55 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana
So? What's your point? MP's do this job, not non-coms. The only reason they would have non-coms "practicing" this is for future incidents.
5 posted on 04/25/2011 10:00:46 AM PDT by tisket ("So many guns around town and so few brains." - Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Sleep")
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To: 2banana

Yeah. Amazing what one can discover by actually reading the entire article...


6 posted on 04/25/2011 10:01:50 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: tisket

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2710024/posts


7 posted on 04/25/2011 10:02:12 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: tisket
The only reason they would have non-coms "practicing" this is for future incidents.

Yeah - Like some E-3 drunk at a strip bar...

8 posted on 04/25/2011 10:05:21 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: RabidBartender

Sorry - didn’t see the other thread


9 posted on 04/25/2011 10:05:38 AM PDT by tisket ("So many guns around town and so few brains." - Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Sleep")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Well, that being said, I’ll wager $50 that the 2012 Democrat National Convention in Charlotte, NC has as part of it’s security detail a unit from the military or national guard.


10 posted on 04/25/2011 10:08:16 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: 2banana
You have an interesting profile. The only way any of us could be disarmed is if, indeed, the government sent the military against us. They are far too powerful for a civilian force to resist.

And you think this "Courtesy Patrol" is really a courtesy?

11 posted on 04/25/2011 10:13:15 AM PDT by tisket ("So many guns around town and so few brains." - Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Sleep")
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To: wastedyears; RaceBannon; Kathy in Alaska; Jim Robinson
Like I’ve been saying, the military will obey those that give them orders, not those that pay their salary via taxes.

We’re doomed

Or you are another hippy dopertarian that whines about the military because they embrace a life of discipline and self denial that you haven't the willpower to even contemplate.

As much as you whine about our military turning into Hitleresque thugs...you also secretly want them to do so so that they might be proven to not be as much better than you as you secretly know them to be. Much like Ron Paul and his disgusting allegation that the use of armored bulldozers and tanks fitted with plows to clear trench-lines amounted to war crimes in 1991.

All those wasted years and you are still wasted.

I do not believe for a moment that the military as a whole would support a suppression of the American people - although I realistically concede that it might splinter into fractions and some fractions might.

12 posted on 04/25/2011 10:13:29 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“Reading” doesn’t always mean “comprehension”


13 posted on 04/25/2011 10:15:47 AM PDT by tisket ("So many guns around town and so few brains." - Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Sleep")
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To: MrEdd
For the most part, I don't think our military will "fire on us" - just like the Russian military wouldn't fire on Russians. But I do believe there are factions that would. There are always sell-outs.

The real question is- why aren't the MPs out doing this? That's their job.

14 posted on 04/25/2011 10:20:30 AM PDT by tisket ("So many guns around town and so few brains." - Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Sleep")
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To: 2banana
"Yeah - Like some E-3 drunk at a strip bar... "
HEY!!! I was an E-2 getting drunk at the strip bar.....are prejudiced against e-2 and e-1??????
15 posted on 04/25/2011 10:22:05 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: tisket
I think this courtesy patrol...is exactly the same as courtesy patrols of the same composition the military has always had.

They had them when I went in during the Carter administration. They had them under Reagan and Bush 41.

MPs wont recognize people from every unit on base as they asses what young rowdies may be up to. A courtesy patrol consisting of NCOs and staff NCOs from each unit is another kettle of fish - they know who is who...and who from their unit might have been supposed to be on duty or on alert that has snuck out to cat around.

There is no "There" there.

This is normal operations, not some new development.

16 posted on 04/25/2011 10:22:23 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: tisket
And you think this "Courtesy Patrol" is really a courtesy?

I spent over a year at Benning. The only thing the "Courtesy Patrol" is doing is policing up drunk soldiers. And it better that they do it than the MPs. With the MPs, things like lawyers, trials, Article 15s, reduction in ranks, etc. tend to pop up...

17 posted on 04/25/2011 10:27:19 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: tisket

Not true. These guys are just a “presence” in downtown columbus. If they outrank someone they’re dealing with, they can order him/her back to base. And they can call the real MP’s to make arrests etc. But you gotta realize, this is a military town and some small percentage of the young bucks/bucketts will go out, have a few drinks and get fiesty. Plus, there are plenty of townies that feel the need to challange or crack-mouth the uniform when they see it.
Believe me, we love our Ft. Benning folk. And I trust the post commander a whole lot more than I trust his commander-in-chief when it comes to making ANY decisions!


18 posted on 04/25/2011 10:27:50 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: tisket
This is not new. I remember in the late 70’s early 80’s MP’s patrolling around Columbus looking for the drunk soldiers in the “gentleman's clubs” restaurants, bars, etc. It is common practice to have them patrolling the cities around Military Installations
19 posted on 04/25/2011 10:28:45 AM PDT by martinidon
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To: 2banana
"Yeah - Like some E-3 drunk at a strip bar..."

Been there, done that, wound up broke 'til payday...then do it all over again.

20 posted on 04/25/2011 10:29:26 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: tisket

CP patrols have no authority other than what the military provides over military members. CP has been used in Europe for many years and NOT done by the MPs. The job of the CP patrol is to de-escalate any situation involving military personnel. Should someone get out of hand, be loud or obviously had too much to drink, the CP is charted to remove the military personnel that is causing the problem.


21 posted on 04/25/2011 10:29:51 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: blackdog

The National Guard was on scene for the Republican Convention in St. Paul in 2008...


22 posted on 04/25/2011 10:30:15 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: tisket
The only reason they would have non-coms "practicing" this is for future incidents.
Oh please, take a pill. You've obviously never been in the military.
"The ONLY reason ..." LOL
23 posted on 04/25/2011 10:32:11 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

bttt


24 posted on 04/25/2011 10:35:41 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: oh8eleven
No, I have not been in the military, but this kind of thing scares me. Obama and his power-mad minions are running amok. And something like this is just what they would do to slowly condition people into thinking it's "ok".

There's no reason for you (and a few others here) to be so rude and condescending.

25 posted on 04/25/2011 10:38:32 AM PDT by tisket ("So many guns around town and so few brains." - Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Sleep")
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To: tisket

"HELP! We're FReepers who don't know what we're talking about! But we're sure it's THE WORST POSSIBLE THING EVER!!!! AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!"

26 posted on 04/25/2011 10:41:19 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: tisket

I used to stay at the thunderbird motel on Victory Drive. That town needs all the help it can get.


27 posted on 04/25/2011 10:45:59 AM PDT by mirkwood (Palin- West 2012)
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To: tisket
There's no reason for you (and a few others here) to be so rude and condescending.
Sure there is - you're a feckin' idiot who doesn't have a clue what you're talking about.
You're scared? How can you be scared living in your parents' basement?
28 posted on 04/25/2011 10:46:49 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: mirkwood

On the night of celebrating my first jump, I also made my first rolling escape from a moving car. The local night life in Columbus got pretty rough at times.


29 posted on 04/25/2011 10:58:16 AM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: oh8eleven
You know nothing about me, and yet you jump to foul-mouthed abuse if someone calls you on your utter lack of respect in a calm and interesting discussion.

I have watched our oh-so-benevolent government lock-step draconian activities forward in baby steps. So has everyone else. It's why we're in the mess we're in right now. So when I see something like this, yes, it scares me.

If, however, you'd like to add, in a calm and respectful way, as others on this thread have done, an explanation for this activity, I'd be very interested to hear what you have to say.

30 posted on 04/25/2011 11:03:01 AM PDT by tisket ("So many guns around town and so few brains." - Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Sleep")
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To: tisket

Okay....just as long as the patrols don’t go into any Black neighborhoods...that would be racist, eh?


31 posted on 04/25/2011 11:03:47 AM PDT by blam
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32 posted on 04/25/2011 11:12:34 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: MrEdd
I'm not a Ron Paul supporter, never done any drugs, and I don't believe in government funding of abortion.

No, I can't contemplate what the military does because I'm otherwise not able to handle even the physical aspect due to being out of shape, and having an endocrine problem that can only be fixed by surgery. Yes, it is a tumor, a benign one at that.

You don't remember Waco? National Guard tanks flying the American flag. Called in by the government.


33 posted on 04/25/2011 11:16:01 AM PDT by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: oh8eleven

Are you a liberal?


34 posted on 04/25/2011 11:16:51 AM PDT by tisket ("So many guns around town and so few brains." - Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Sleep")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
So was I. Animals!

Maybe I should restate. The guard has state role here. My $50 is on US Army, special ops, and UAV's.

35 posted on 04/25/2011 11:25:37 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: tisket

There are over 18 million registered hunters in America.


36 posted on 04/25/2011 11:37:21 AM PDT by stockpirate (If they vote for socialism, support socialsits, they're socialists duh.......Ech bin ein Paliner)
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To: 2banana

But will they b patrolling in black helicopters?


37 posted on 04/25/2011 11:52:32 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: tisket

There are over 18 million registered hunters in America.


40 posted on 04/25/2011 11:55:57 AM PDT by stockpirate (If they vote for socialism, support socialsits, they're socialists duh.......Ech bin ein Paliner)
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Cool out Francis.

The military has had "Courtesy Patrols" for ages. I pulled that duty in Germany in the 80's. These guys supplement MP's in places frequented by GI's.

It's not an NWO operation.

41 posted on 04/25/2011 11:58:53 AM PDT by Sarajevo (Avoid arguments with your wife about lifting the toilet seat by simply using the sink.)
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To: stockpirate

LoL. Triple that if not more that are not registered.


42 posted on 04/25/2011 12:00:43 PM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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Oh bull shit. I pulled this duty many times in Columbia, SC, right outside Ft. jackson. Our job was to ensure that the GIs were in proper uniform and if we encountered drunken GIs we got the back to posts before they were picked up by the local cops. Back in those days 1967 - 1969 the anti war attitudes and the local hostility to the military was rwally bad. We were there to protect the GIs.


43 posted on 04/25/2011 12:00:48 PM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: tisket

No, I have not been in the military, but this kind of thing scares me. Obama and his power-mad minions are running amok. And something like this is just what they would do to slowly condition people into thinking it’s “ok”.

Not so. Take that pill. We had them 50 years ago in Boston. Long before Obama was a twinkle in someones eye. We had teams of three. (MP, AP, and SP). We kept a lot of military personal out of civilian courts, and out of trouble.

We had no authority over civilians, Unless they engaged us, which happened once. A guy pulled a switch blade knife on us and
threatened o cut us up. The three of us took the knife away from him and held him for the local police. End of story.


44 posted on 04/25/2011 12:34:08 PM PDT by chainsaw ("The government cannot give to anyone anything that it does not first take from someone else.")
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To: tisket

No, I have not been in the military, but this kind of thing scares me. Obama and his power-mad minions are running amok. And something like this is just what they would do to slowly condition people into thinking it’s “ok”.

Not so. Take that pill. We had them 50 years ago in Boston. Long before Obama was a twinkle in someones eye. We had teams of three. (MP, AP, and SP). We kept a lot of military personal out of civilian courts, and out of trouble.

We had no authority over civilians, Unless they engaged us, which happened once. A guy pulled a switch blade knife on us and
threatened o cut us up. The three of us took the knife away from him and held him for the local police. End of story.

I might add: He was happy to see the police after we got done with him.


45 posted on 04/25/2011 12:36:00 PM PDT by chainsaw ("The government cannot give to anyone anything that it does not first take from someone else.")
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To: tisket; Americanexpat; oh8eleven
These courtesy patrols probably go back to the beginning of America since they are merely commonsense and a normal way to manage soldiers and sailors in small military towns during times when they are causing friction (or being victimized by) with the local civilians. Here is an officer getting busted in 1951, while performing "courtesy patrol" duty while drunk, in "Columbia, SC, right outside Ft. Jackson".

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46 posted on 04/25/2011 12:56:15 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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47 posted on 04/25/2011 1:26:08 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: tisket; All
It turns out that military patrols, in civilian cities outside of military bases, on American soil, are not uncommon under certain circumstances. I didn't know this.

But.

The idea that this would be used, today, now, to acclimize Americans to martial law, is not farfetched, given the current administration and it's czars and refusal to heed the restrictions imposed on it by Congress and the Supreme Court.

That said, there is also the reaction of the military shills on this thread, which has been quite over the top, and abusive, and mocking, and packlike - the exact componants of an operation designed to intimidate anyone who dares be concerned - in America - at the sight of armed troops in the streets.

So, in the spirit of history, to remind everyone of what happens when the efforts of these shills succeeds, when they actually shut down their citizenry from pointing out disturbing actions by their government, here is a little trip down memory lane. THIS is what you are working for, against your own country, shills - THIS is why you want everyone to "take a pill" - so they will forget THIS:

And that's why, shills: NO - some of us will NOT take your damned pill.


48 posted on 04/25/2011 2:53:34 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: Americanexpat

“Back in those days 1967 - 1969 the anti war attitudes and the local hostility to the military was rwally bad. We were there to protect the GIs.”

I can see the logic and reason in having “courtesy patrols” to deal with drunken soldiers, etc. But wouldn’t protecting them from the hostile locals be a civilian police matter? Unless you mean just keeping the guy’s in the “soldier” bars and not having their rowdiness spill out into more civilian areas.


49 posted on 04/25/2011 3:05:49 PM PDT by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: 21twelve
In those days we had to protect the soldiers from the police too. The treatment of the soldiers at Ft. Jackson was so bad that the Commanding general placed the town off limits and threatened to bring families on base to live in tent cities. Once there was a negative effect on the local economy the community leaders were ready to help us control the abuses.
50 posted on 04/25/2011 3:12:48 PM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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