I will start this blog entry by acknowledging that I do not know anything about the military or what deployment actually looks like. Now that this has been acknowledged, I would like to state that this question is out of sheer ignorance. Nonetheless, what I am curious about is to what extent to military police try to uphold the laws of regular civil life, while being in a war zone. For example, do they carry around breathalyzers to then potentially test individuals they suspect of being drunk drivers. This is very well could be off the mark and far fetched, but the reason why I’m asking is that here in Colorado and across the state our prisons are running out of room. They are literally running out of rooms to throw people in. THere have been numerous budget shortfalls coupled with poor tax revenues and that is brought up against increasing number of individuals that are getting sent to jail. Slowly it seems like there are some policies to correct what’s going on. This is especially in the case of restorative justice and trying to make penalties more equitable between minorities and white people, but nonetheless I am certain that there are still way to many people in jail. This brings me back to wondering if military police follow these laws that if someone is drunk driving, if that person is thrown in prison or if there is a better way to deal with the situation that doesn’t take up taxpayer dollars. Of course, military police must carry breathalyzers in the first place to ask this question.