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Originally posted by alexgia
I do not claim to know exactly WHY when I google (Police Layoffs) I find so many states resorting to this to "SAVE MONEY" in their budgets. I mean REALLY, in 2010, with crime rates through the roof, prisons full, etc... laying off Police and Fire to SAVE MONEY seems Ignorant. All you ever hear from OBAMA-MESS is Safety of Americans is paramount, WHY would you EVER FIRST cut POLICE and FIRE. Good Grief....
Why not start with other things FIRST. Just an IDEA, your FAT paychecks? I know that will NEVER happen but if you REALLY looked at what money states WASTE you could surely cut money in Better places.
Just Saying, Seems like a strange place to Start....
I want to be explained on how Blackwater stands "above" the law and why anyone (governmet included) would let them do as you said (entering home, take residents, execute them in forest). Do you REALLY think Blackwater has so much power?
Originally posted by WWJFKD
Interesting - sounds like it would be a bloodbath in and of itself.
Worth note: Blackwater policed the police in New Orleans during the Katrina OP. Blackwater answered directly the to the Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Services and contracted security services to FEMA.
Blackwater trains many large cities Emergency Response Teams (SWAT if you will) under the name RAVEN.
Blackwater or Xe as they now call themselves have definitely been players in the past. Thanks for the heads up. Its certainly worth a look.