Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Military Troops Police Streets In Pittsburgh, Respond To 'Domestic Disputes'

Americans are once again being conditioned to accept the sight of troops patrolling the streets and dealing with domestic law enforcement issues under the pretext of National Guard soldiers helping recovery efforts after the deluge of snow that has hit the East coast, the same soldiers who just months ago were also helping authorities to brutalize innocent people during the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.

In the aftermath of the weekends storm, hundreds of National Guard members have been helping Pittsburghs emergency personnel respond to residents needs; and beginning tonight, theyre also going to be patrolling some city streets, reports KDKA.

We will also begin to have the National Guard patrol our neighborhoods to deal with any issues that come up, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced at an afternoon news conference. So city residents, he added, be advised that you will begin to see National Guard Humvees in some of your neighborhoods beginning this evening.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also reported that Gov. Ed Rendell dispatched the troops to deal with all manner of calls that would normally be handled by police, including domestic disputes.

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