Comments by flytrap

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Posted on February 17 at 10:17 p.m.

Without commenting on the underlying political issues (motivations, reasons, etc.), the AF is within its legal rights to request ID of people outside the gate.

Vandenberg AFB does not end at the green line just outside the main gate. Check Google maps to see the actual boundaries - it's a much larger area than what's behind the fence. The base commander has authorized protests on the base, outside the green line, but still requires protestors to comply with rules (and the instructions of the MPs.)

Short version: even if someone is outside the green line, they're still on DoD property, and can be required to present ID. If they don't want to, that's their decision, but if they're told to leave as a result then they don't have a "right" to stay.

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