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Army Investigating How and Why Troops Were Sent Into Alabama Town After Murder Spree

March 22, 2009
CNS News
12/18/2009

 

samson-alabamaThe U.S. Army has launched an inquiry into how and why active duty troops from Fort Rucker, Ala., came to be placed on the streets of Samson, Ala., during last week’s murder spree in that tiny South Alabama community. The use of the troops was a possible violation of federal law.
 
“On March 10, after a report of an apparent mass murder in Samson, Ala., 22 military police soldiers from Fort Rucker, Ala., along with the provost marshal, were sent to the city of Samson,” Harvey Perritt, spokesman for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Fort Monroe, Va., told CNSNews.com on Monday.
 
“The purpose for sending the military police, the authority for doing so, and what duties they performed is the subject of an ongoing commander’s inquiry–directed by the commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. Martin Dempsey.”

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Linda permalink
    March 23, 2009 8:38 am

    This type of thing also happened in twenty-nine palms, California not long ago. The base was going to be used in conjunction with local law enforcement to catch SPEEDERS. The surrounding communities got together and protested at the base which is located there and the ‘exercise’ was withdrawn.

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