Domestic Disturbances

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1945 - 75 pages

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Page 2 - From and after the passage of this act it shall not be lawful to employ any part of the Army of the United States, as a. posse comitatus or otherwise, for the purpose of executing the laws, except in such cases and under such circumstances as such employment of said force may be expressly authorized by the Constitution or by act of Congress...
Page 9 - ... of the United States on account of any act done under color of his office or status, or in respect to which he claims any right, title, or- authority under...
Page 3 - State civil official; any unlawful or unauthorized act on the part of such troops would not be excusable on the ground that it was the result of an order received from any such officer or official.
Page 30 - Those who disregard this warning and persist in taking part with a riotous mob in forcibly resisting and obstructing the execution of the laws of the United States, or interfering with the functions of the government, or destroying or attempting to destroy the property belonging to the United States or under its protection, cannot be regarded otherwise than as public enemies.
Page 28 - ... and hereafter abandon said combinations and submit themselves to the laws and constituted authorities of said State. And I invoke the aid and cooperation of all good citizens thereof to uphold the laws and preserve the public peace.
Page 28 - ... of the United States as may be necessary and adequate to protect said State and the citizens thereof against domestic violence and...
Page 12 - A riot is a tumultuous disturbance of the peace, by three persons or more assembling together of their own authority, with an intent mutually to assist one another against any who shall oppose them in the execution of some enterprise of a private nature, and afterwards actually executing the same in a violent and turbulent manner, to the terror of the people, whether the act intended were of itself lawful or unlawful.
Page 2 - Every officer of the Army or Navy, or other person in the civil, military, or naval service of the United States, who orders, brings, keeps, or has under his authority or control any troops or armed men at any place where a general or special election is held in any State, unless such force be necessary to repel armed enemies of the United States...
Page 9 - ... or on account of any right, title or authority claimed by such officer or other person under any such law...

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