posted on Mar, 2 2003 @ 07:47 PM
Can anyone confirm this...received it in this form via an email...
WACKENHUT NOW MANNING ROADBLOCKS IN NEVADA AND ARIZONA
Hoover Dam, Arizona and Nevada .. Wackenhut Services Corporation a "non
governmental entity" is now manning roadblocks on the Arizona/Nevada borer
at Hoover Dam.
Founded in 1954 By George Wackenhut as a small security service it is now
wide with more than 10,000 employees and with offices in Russia, Colombia,
Denmark, Peru, Bolivia and others.
Between Thursday February 20 and Tuesday February 25 private citizens were
being pulled over at roadblocks and asked where they were going and coming
from and even look into vehicles. These guards were wearing badges similar
to police but with the name Wackenhut clearly displayed and used long
hand-held mirrors to search under vehicles.
After being pulled over at approximately 9 PM PST on Thursday, AllSouthwest
News Service employees kindly refused to answer the questions stating
clearly the private security firm had no right to detain us on a public
road and we would appreciate it if we could get on down the road.
While the guard was in consultation with his partner we posed more
1) Are you searching private vehicles?
2) Isn't detaining citizens on a public roadway without being an official
police agency considered false imprisonment?
3) What government entity is paying for this contract with your company
All these questions were ignored and we were told to move along
Has the Wackenhut Security Corporation now become the long arm of Big
With the long list of Federal government contracts one has to wonder.
Wackenhut Corp. provides security for such facilities as Area 51, and
Nuclear Power Plants. WSC also builds, maintains and provides security for
private prisons and medical and mental health rehabilitation services.
In recent years there has been many lawsuits and complaints filed by prison
employees and detainees for mistreatment and abuse. In New Mexico after
barely being open a year a Wackenhut Prison experienced 9 stabbings, 5
murders and numerous riots.
In 1997 American Computer Company accused Wackenhut of attacking their
computer data centers and suggested that they might be operating a
cyber-terrorism Team on the Internet after a Wackenhut mail server
accidentally left a digital thumbprint.
With such gross incompetence and outright dangerous behavior can American
citizens afford Wackenhut as the coming global police?