Ok, finished dinner and I don't have to get up early tomorrow. You could say I'm ready for a nice, civil - oh, ok, we all know where this is going.
Now, what Hawk may be saying is, "Go educate yourself, DUH!" but we all know what he means
is "I have no idea how to respond to this."
Thankfully, Hawk, I don't have any hang-ups about doing the educating myself. So sit down and get something to drink because you're about to get
schooled, kicking and screaming.
This may take a couple posts, so let me start at the lowest of the low hanging fruit that comprises your, uh, 'argument.' All of the quotes I'm
drawing on here are from Hawkiye's various posts.
If this is this same as a citizens arrest then why was it quietly put in the patriot act and given all sorts of government sanctions etc.??? Why did
they not just hire security guards like every other company? Why do they need special laws passed behind the peoples backs to make citizens arrests?
Did any of you read the actual law? No of course you didn't but thanks for demonstrating why America is screwed because the majority of people are
just like you and stick their goddamned heads in the sand while America and freedom is systematically dismantled...
All the fools claiming this is just to protect the property WHAT PART OF HIRING SECURITY TO DO THAT DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND? Why a new police agency
with far reaching police powers?
Why can't the Federal Reserve just hire private security guards? Why do they need their own police force?
Not one of the fools claiming this is no big deal its like target or citizens arrests has even bothered to address the the points of it being codified
into law, using tax dollars and haveing federal agent powers.. Even after I have repeated made the point of JUST HIRING SECURiTY. Any company can
hire their own security guards who can arrest and detain people on their property for cause why was this codified into the patriot act and US code
hmmmm??? Stop whining and answer the questions or shut up.
First of all, this is a difficult point to argue without falling into Hawkiye's framing. In fact, the logic for his entire argument rests on a faulty
conclusion - that the Federal Reserve is a private business.
Still, I'll do my best, and I'll address the above faulty conclusion in a later post.
Now, I'm employed by neither a security firm nor a government agency that requires security agents. However, I'll give my best (and hopefully most
concise, given that my post is already near the character limit) explanation.
Imagine you work for, say, the US Mint. You print the all the physical, legal US coins across your 4 facilities. Obviously you need to protect your
facilities and the assets within them; you wouldn't want any terrorists, or counterfeiters, or organized crime busting in, killing your workers and
stealing the plates you use so they can set up their own press and print their own coins. Or, worse, blowing up one or more facilities so as to
disrupt the currency minting process.
hire private security the way Hawkiye thinks you should, but you have your doubts about bringing in an outside company to guard your
operations. No matter how well vetted they are, you have a lurking suspicion that they could easily be infiltrated if it got out that they were
contracting with you, which means you could potentially be looking at a situation where you can't trust whether your own security is plotting to rip
you off or not.
You wish there was a way for you to just have your own Mint staff as security; you can trust them because of your rigorous hiring standards.
Unfortunately, none of them are trained in law enforcement. But there is a halfway solution! You can bring in some federal
law enforcement officers
! (Also called 'FLEO') They may not have worked in the Mint, but they're agents who have spent their whole careers in
law enforcement. While the possibility is still there for corruption, you feel a bit more secure about bringing in some government-trained agents who
have been in law enforcement for decades, rather than an outside company that could have ulterior motives.
FLEO are law enforcement officers who have gone through an accredited Federal Law Enforcement training program. After receiving their certification,
they can go on to further train and serve in federal law enforcement agencies. To see just how many law enforcement agencies there are in the
government, here's a simplified
on Wikipedia. It should give you an idea. What makes them different than, say, a regular beat cop?
I'll have to answer that in the next post, because I've hit my character limit. Stay put; I'll further elaborate on why agencies use FLEO
on 20/9/12 by Sink the Bismarck! because: My bad; the US Mint currently maintains 4 printing facilities, not 6 like I originally wrote.