Today I received the following email from an LEO friend of mine. Some of you guys might be interested in it and may want to respond during the time allotted for public comments.
Here is the email:
On December 4, 2008 a document referred to as the "Defense Support of Civil Authorities" (DSCA) was entered into the Federal Register. I have attached this document for you to read. This section of the Federal Register contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making process prior to the adoption of the final rules. This document was submitted by the Department of Defense. The deadline for public comment is February 2, 2009. In layman's words, this document appears to do 2 things which are seemingly very unconstitutional! It gives power to the military to take over civilian law enforcement authorities and can be done at the behest of a Presidential Executive Order. It is very broad in its scope and seems to have no restriction as to the circumstances that this could be done. Please read the document for yourself. It is imperative that everyone make a public comment condemning this action. If you would like to go directly to the source to obtain this document it can be found at:
In order to read the proposed legislation go the the following website: Regulations.gov In the "Search Documents" field and enter "DSCA" The first entry at the top of the results page will be "Defense Support of Civil Authorities". In order to read the complete document click on the small .pdf icon where it says "view this document." It will open a 5 page pdf copy of the proposed legislation.
If you would like to submit a public comment, you can go to the "public comment form" for this bill at this link: Regulations.gov