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Government Police Raise Issues on Liberty

July 21, 2013
Landers P. Bonenberger , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Following the Civil War, the former Confederate States were subjected to rule by U.S. Army troops during the10 long years of what history calls the Reconstruction. Fearful of a repetition of this kind of military occupation, Congress passed the Posse Comitatus Act on June 18, 1878, severely limiting the powers of the federal government in the use of federal military personnel to enforce laws in the states.

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