Posse Comitatus and Billy The Kid

A law that may have given Billy The Kid a few more months of life, long enough to build a legend is still a part of today’s politics. The rich history of the Posse Commitatus law that separated military from law enforcement and forbids, in some cases, the use of military on American soil. From the laws enactment by people intending to keep African American citizens from polls, to its current meaning in a time of terrorism and drug trafficking, we look at the evolution of this law. Music by Lee Rosevere, Squire Tuck and Lucas Gonze at freemusicarchive