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Posse Comitatus Act

  • By: Eugene J. O'Donnell
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

The American presidential election of 1876 was marred by allegations of violence, intimidation, and stuffed ballot boxes and resulted in one of the closest and most controversial elections to the nation's highest office. Republican president Ulysses S. Grant dispatched federal troops ...

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