California National Guard tracks peace rally

A new California National Guard intelligence unit tracked a Mother’s Day protest held by the Davis (California) chapter of Code Pink, a “women initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement that seeks positive social change through proactive, creative protest and non-violent direct action.”

“The National Guard doesn’t need to do this,” said Christopher Pyle, a former Army intelligence officer who helped expose a string of instances in the 1960s and 1970s, when the military collected information on more than 100,000 Americans. “Its job is not to investigate individuals, but to clear streets, protect facilities and help first responders.” — The Davis Enterprise

What, can’t the FBI handle spying on Americans anymore? They had to farm it out to the National Guard? Does posse comitatus even apply here?