Survey: Should the new Department of Homeland Security establish a Registry of former military police officers and enlisted personnel
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GET YOUR MILITARY MEDAL AWARD REPORT>Should the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) establish a Registry of former military police officers and enlisted personnel
TOPIC: Military Police personnel are basically trained under the parameters of what is commonly known as "The Second Constitution", and formally known as The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Military (UCMJ) law and public (Constitutional) law are two very different entities. Constitutional law guarantees a wide array of public and personal rights and privileges that are not guaranteed under the UCMJ. Therefore, and understandably, active duty military police personnel rarely receive training and education on Constitutional law and freedom except in very rare emergency training orientations when they are needed for urgent employment during national security emergencies.
Most military police and military law enforcement personnel serving in National Guard units receive civilian legal and constitutional training and orientation. Accordingly and not unexpectedly, the greatest number of civil rights complaints and lawsuits filed by civilians against the Department of Defense result from actions and decisions taken by active duty MPs rather than by NG and Reserve MPs. Also accordingly, thousands of exhaustive and frustrating manhours are spent by civilian law enforcement agency's investigating abuses by active duty MPs following their national security emergency deployments, whereas as National Guard and Reserve military police professionals receive virtually no public complaints.
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