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originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
a reply to: xuenchen
With 85 percent of the nation’s critical infrastructure owned by the private sector,3 police and private security must work jointly to protect these resources as well as to address other crime problems.
A business improvement district (BID) is a defined area within which businesses pay an additional tax (or levy) in order to fund projects within the district’s boundaries. The BID is often funded primarily through the levy but can also draw on other public and private funding streams… BIDs provide services, such as cleaning streets, providing security, making capital improvements, construction of pedestrian and streetscape enhancements, and marketing the area.
* Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States. * An estimated 854,000 people, nearly 1.5 times as many people as live in Washington, D.C., hold top-secret security clearances. * In Washington and the surrounding area, 33 building complexes for top-secret intelligence work are under construction or have been built since September 2001. Together they occupy the equivalent of almost three Pentagons or 22 U.S. Capitol buildings - about 17 million square feet of space.
Andrews International Government Services (AIGS) specializes in security service solutions for government and commercial entities that require cleared security officers in support of Department of Defense contracts. Headquartered in metropolitan Washington, DC since 1984, AIGS has evolved over the years from its origins as “Vance Security/Vance International” to become a national security company focused on government clients and government contractors who need cleared resources.
G4S Secure Solutions (USA) is an American security services company, and a wholly owned subsidiary of G4S plc. It was founded as The Wackenhut Corporation in 1954
It is clear that the challenges facing America as a result of the economic decline that began in 2008 have been significant . Law enforcement communities are facing a new reality in American policing—one that requires a shift in the methods they use to uphold levels of service while dealing with ever shrinking budgets . However, the importance of maintaining and expanding community policing practices during this time of economic hardship is paramount .
References Acosta, Roberto . 2011 . “Burton officials to rehire two laid-off police officers with reworded COPS grant . ” Flint Journal July 18 . www . mlive . com/news/flint/index . ssf/2011/07/burton_officials_to_bring_back . html . Adams, Paul . 2011 . “Arizona police force turns to civilian investigators . ” BBC News April 5 . www . bbc . co . uk/news/world-us-canada-12754776
originally posted by: VoidHawk
In the uk anyone can make a citizen’s arrest...if the villain allows it! I can say "I am arresting you bla bla" but I cant lay a single finger on them. Is it the same where you are?
originally posted by: macman
a reply to: xuenchen
Need more info though.
Handcuffing does not equal arresting. It is detaining.
Doesn't that sound like a mafia protection racket to you? The mafia is still here, they've just changed tactics. Taxes, Levies..."Pay up, or we won't repair your streets." They infiltrated and taken over the Treasury Dept AND IRS. (I say that only half jokingly)
originally posted by: HauntWok
Wait, most of you are perfectly fine with armed citizen militias arresting elected officials.
But companies can't? Even though thanks to some of yall we now have citizens united.
How is that NOT hypocritical.