Originally posted by Domo1
So basically they are permitted security guards... they dont neec warrants if they see a crime commited in their presence... they may be able to access LE info if its relevant... I dont see this as a big deal. When I worked security I was involved with the Organized Retail Crime program and we shared info with LE. I was allowed to arrest people.We communicated with the FBI, local PD, Sherrifs, State Patrol, Postal Service (whos investigators carry guns and have police powers) etc. They shared info with us all the time and we did the same. Ever see those guys that drive armored trucks? They carry guns. Meh, its interesting news but I dont think its much different than the way things have been for a looong time.
yeah people are making a much larger deal out of this than it is.
I am in private security and, carry a weapon. Not for a bank but it wouldn't make any difference if it was. Most of my jobs are located on private property which gives just about he same rights as a LEO. I can arrest or even in some states shoot kill without question, some states all you have to do is be a threat to someones life in order to be taking down with deadly force. A "threat to life" means many things, if you are approaching with a baseball bat, I can consider it a threat upon the life of my self or the person I am protecting..POP..POP.