TX Gov Rick Perry Orders Troops to Formula 1
November 17, 2012
Yesterday, Infowars reporter Jakari Jackson headed out to the Formula One race event held outside of Austin, Texas where he found, not only that posse comitatus is little more than a distant memory, but that National Guard troops were assisting the event by order of Texas Governor Rick Perry, according to one member.
At least one National Guard member interviewed by Jakari said governor Rick Perry gave the order to have troops assist local law enforcement during the much-hyped, first ever Formula One race event predicted to bring hordes of people into the central Texas region.
“We’re out here in support of the local civilian authorities. Any large public event like this, there’s always a public safety concern and we’re out here, much like the local law enforcement is just to make sure everybody has a good, safe time and just to help out our friends in the local civilian sector,” one troop said.
What’s even more disturbing it that some interviewees had never even heard of the posse comitatus Act.
Normally called upon in times of emergency, it’s unusual to see troops stationed outside of a sporting event. Hurricane Sandy also gave a chance to flex National Guard police state muscle.
Photos from the afflicted northeastern portion of the U.S. recently ravaged by Hurricane Sandy depict National Guard troops conducting checkpoints.
An Infowars reader with We Are Change New Jersey sent us a few photos from Bayhead of the devastation Sandy left in its wake and the National Guard’s response.