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Marine Corps creates law enforcement battalions
Associated Press ^ | July 23, 2012 | JULIE WATSON

Posted on 07/23/2012 1:15:07 PM PDT by Makana

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) -- The Marine Corps has created its first law enforcement battalions - a lean, specialized force of military police officers that it hopes can quickly deploy worldwide to help investigate crimes from terrorism to drug trafficking and train fledgling security forces in allied nations.

The Corps activated three such battalions last month. Each is made up of roughly 500 military police officers and dozens of dogs. The Marine Corps has had police battalions off and on since World War II but they were primarily focused on providing security, such as accompanying fuel convoys or guarding generals on visits to dangerous areas, said Maj. Jan Durham, commander of the 1st Law Enforcement Battalion at Camp Pendleton.

The idea behind the law enforcement battalions is to consolidate the military police and capitalize on their investigative skills and police training, he said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: lawenforcement; marines
Conspiracy theories aside, why does the Corps need to spend resources on this and take them away from "hurting people and breaking things." They are among the world's best at those skills.
1 posted on 07/23/2012 1:15:20 PM PDT by Makana
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To: Makana

2 posted on 07/23/2012 1:18:18 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Makana

Because it will water down their ability to kill people and break things.


3 posted on 07/23/2012 1:21:00 PM PDT by Pecos ("We hold these truths to be self-evident ..... ")
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To: Makana
What ever reason, bureaucratic empire building, careerist ambitions, or worse this is a very bad idea and contains the germs of a blurring of police and military identity. Many here are becoming very uncomfortable with the suspicion that the armed forces are being deliberately through PC activities being turned into the government's armed force not the nation's military services. This is just one more indication of that sinister possibility.
4 posted on 07/23/2012 1:21:21 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Makana

Ready for action when Obama seizes the election in Nov?


5 posted on 07/23/2012 1:30:47 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: robowombat

Military stands ready if needed at RNC, other conventions

http://www2.tbo.com/news/republican-national-convention-2012/


6 posted on 07/23/2012 1:35:59 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Makana

What does the Marine Corps need with a permanent law enforcement batallion?
The Army has lots of them; they call them MPs.
Law enforcement is not in the Marine Corp job description.
Marines are created to blow stuff up, kill the enemy and destroy stuff.
If you want to fight a war, send a marine; if you want to train cops send the FBI or the Army’s MP Battalions.


7 posted on 07/23/2012 1:38:54 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: Tzimisce

There only 500 of them


8 posted on 07/23/2012 1:56:59 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Makana

Command slots for females?


9 posted on 07/23/2012 1:57:30 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: riverrunner

Maybe, 500 now. How many in one year?
I do not like this development one bit. I think it’s scary.


10 posted on 07/23/2012 2:04:27 PM PDT by BIV (typical white person)
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To: riverrunner

Worst......Gomer......Pyle.......Episode......EVER!!


11 posted on 07/23/2012 2:05:59 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Makana

When they’re pounding on your door, it won’t be to collect “Toys for Tots”.


12 posted on 07/23/2012 2:30:09 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: BuffaloJack
Marines have their own MP/SP types as well. Normally, they aren't the most tightly sprung individuals out there.

I knew one MP who would beat himself with a pool cue to "desensitize" himself to being struck with blunt force weapons.

Their own Battalion though? That just sounds weird.

13 posted on 07/23/2012 2:32:03 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse
When I was aboard ship, all Marine Cpls and Sgts would be assigned extra duty when in port. they would take turns as Shore Patrol to control any Marines and Sailors who were out of control during Liberty. Also they would be assigned Brig watch if there were any Marines in the Brig.
14 posted on 07/23/2012 2:43:15 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: JimC214

Stood my share of fire watch. Never did do SP while I was in Japan. Go figure...


15 posted on 07/23/2012 2:53:35 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Makana
Marines aren't cops, they are killers. Killing the enemy and destroying their country and their ability to harm other people is what we were trained for. This street cop crap is best left to the Army and Air Force. Just another way to pussy down Americas most violent and effective fighting force. When I was in we were trained to assault with M-14s, grenades, knives or any other thing that could be used to KILL the enemies of the United States. We did not need to Mirandize the enemy before we killed them or took them prisoner.
PC is already killing every branch of the armed services, this is just another Obastard nail in the coffin. Glad I was Honorably Discharged in 72; back then we did not have to tolerate queers, cowards or the shy and weak. This type of crap will kill Americans in the next war, and trust me it is coming.
16 posted on 07/23/2012 2:56:33 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Makana

Might be because it takes NCIS too long to arrive.


17 posted on 07/23/2012 3:12:48 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Makana
Ruh-Roh.

Now, we're going to have to fight marines.

18 posted on 07/23/2012 3:17:16 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Dead Corpse
"I knew one MP who would beat himself with a pool cue to "desensitize" himself to being struck with blunt force weapons."

Common practice in hard style martial arts.


19 posted on 07/23/2012 3:25:18 PM PDT by Fat Tiger
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To: Makana
Okay, I'll ask you my mother's question:

What are you guys who are afraid of more Marine MP's doing that's wrong?

Hmmm?
20 posted on 07/23/2012 3:53:08 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Fat Tiger

Saw the kid sparring in the gym. Might have had desensitized arms and legs, but he had a glass jaw.


21 posted on 07/23/2012 3:56:31 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: 5th MEB; Makana; PetroniusMaximus; Pecos; robowombat; Tzimisce; ilovesarah2012; BuffaloJack; ...

This article (Marine Battalions) is the implementation phase of Obama’s civilian army.

“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt2yGzHfy7s

Take a look at where we were in late 2009 and early 2010,

A Stability Police Force for the United States

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2402499/posts?page=1

http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG819.html

Here’s the PDF of the actual report
http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2009/RAND_MG819.pdf

A Stability Force for the United States: Rand Corp calls for National Police Force?
specific comments>>>> posted Jan 12, 2010

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2426498/posts#25
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2426498/posts?q=1&;page=51#82

Endgame: Office of Detention and Removal Strategic Plan, 2003 - 2012
http://www.scribd.com/doc/2904022/Endgame-Office-of-Detention-and-Removal-Strategic-Plan-2003-2012

Another post from the same time frame may also be in the implementation phase.

DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2366445/posts?page=1


22 posted on 07/23/2012 11:08:40 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: riverrunner

Yeah I forgot: it can’t happen here. :)


23 posted on 07/24/2012 2:25:36 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: robowombat

That’s exactly what looks to be happening. Obama was foiled in making his fedeyeen Obama when he first tried so the worms will try this route instead, first fouling the services to drive out the traditionalists to make room for their own ilk, then turning the military services into a private palace guard to protect the elitists in the Hague. That’s where it’s going eventually, bet on it. When they take all the honor and integrity out of the military as they are striving so hard to do, they will have to institute that mandatory service plan the liberals kept proposing ... when we no longer have a national culture or tradition worth protecting, and your families have been broken up as American families have been, and religion has ben supressed or befouled by political correctness, and our land property can be taken arbitrarily, just what will they have left us that is worth defending? Our pets?


24 posted on 07/24/2012 2:59:40 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: righttackle44

“What are you guys who are afraid of more Marine MP’s doing that’s wrong?”

Help me out here. I don’t understand this sentence.


25 posted on 07/24/2012 3:49:47 AM PDT by Makana
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