reply to post by burntheships
I have been doing some research and could not find anything that corroborates those rumors.
Sometimes Steve quayle, and Alex Jones go on a rant and use rumors as if they were the truth.
I found this on CBS News.
HARDIN, Mont. (CBS/AP) This is the strange story of how American Police Force, a little known company which claims to specialize in training
military and security forces overseas, has seemingly taken control of a $27 million, never-used jail, and a rural Montana town's nonexistent police
After arriving in this tiny city with three Mercedes SUVs marked with the logo of a police department that has never existed, representatives
of the obscure California security company said preparations were under way to take over Hardins jail, which has no prisoners.
Significant obstacles remain - including a lack of any contracts to acquire prisoners from other jails or other states.
The agreement with American Police Force has been heavily promoted by members of the city's economic development branch, the Two Rivers Authority.
Authority Vice President Albert Peterson on Friday repeated his claim to be “100 percent” confident in the company.
The lead public figure for American Police Force, Michael Hilton, said more than 200 employees would be sought for the jail and a proposed military
and law enforcement training center.
The bonds used to pay for the jail have been in default since May, 2008.
Hilton also said he planned a helicopter tour of the region in coming days to look at real estate for a planned tactical military training
ground. He said 5,000 to 10,000 acres were needed to complement the training center, a $17 million project.
Hilton said the vehicles would be handed over to the city if it forms a police force of its own. The city is now under the jurisdiction of the
Big Horn County Sheriffs Office.
BTW, also form the article
Little has been revealed to date about American Police Force. The company was incorporated in California in March, soon after Hardins
empty jail gained notoriety after city leaders suggested it could be used for the Guantanamo Bay terrorism detainees.
Apparently there are no contracts yet to transfer any prisoner from other states, and although the administration of Gov. Brian Schweitzer have
opposed bringing prisoners from out of state to Hardin, the city council of Hardin has been fighting the governor, and they even started a lawsuit,
which they won, because they say this will bring more jobs to Hardin.
In the two years since the jail was built, city leaders have clashed repeatedly with the administration of Gov. Brian Schweitzer, who opposed
efforts to bring in out-of-state prisoners.
After then-Attorney General Mike McGrath issued a 2007 opinion saying prisoners from other states were prohibited, Hardin successfully sued the state.
Despite the city's contention that the state has continued to foil its efforts to find prisoners, Montana Department of Corrections spokesman Bob
Anez said his agency is no longer involved. “That's water under the bridge,” Anez said.
On Friday, American Police Force announced its first local hire: a reporter for the Billings Gazette, Becky Shay, who has covered events surrounding
the jail since its construction. She will be the company's spokeswoman for $60,000 a year.
Several questions pop up. They haven't even secured deals with other states to transfer prisoners, yet the American Police Force company has been
making moves as if deals were already done to transfer prisoners from out of state?
Since when is a Serbian private company able to have mercs training future police officers, and military in U.S soil?... Not to mention that this
company uses a similar logo to the one used in Serbia, but has a crown on top of the two headed eagle, which is a bit ominous.
I would like to see independent corroboration of the rumors which have been posted by Alex Jones, and Steve Quayle.
I live about 8 hours from Billings, and about 9 hours from Hardin, but I will not be going there to check this out. I can't drive that far with my
If any members live in Harding Montana, or in Billings, which is an hour or so away from Hardin, perhaps they could go there, and find out if these
rumors by eyewitneses are true.
[edit on 29-9-2009 by ElectricUniverse]