Wake Up 1776
March 31, 2010
Hessian mercenaries were hired by King George III to help crush the rebellion in the American colonies. The Hessians were some of the most feared enemy soldiers and had no loyalty to the colonists unlike many of the British troops who had families in America. The defeat of the Hessians at Trenton was considered the battle that turned the tide of the War of Independence.
By John Smithers
Many remember when the American Police Force in black SUVs stormed the small town of Hardin, Montana to take over an empty prison earlier this year. There was a deal struck between the American Police Force and the leaders of Hardin, Montana to allow them to privatize the prison and to build a training facility for mercenaries. It was later discovered that the American Police Force was run by a convicted felon named Michael Hilton who has over 17 aliases and multiple counts of Grand Theft. It was also later discovered that the American Police Force was a Blackwater front group. After the Montana Attorney General got involved, everything unraveled and all action of a private mercenary corporation to seize a town in Montana stopped.
Now we have something similar going on in Florida. Accept this time, it is being done by Florida lawmakers. We need to shine light on this and make sure there are no mercenaries operating in Florida.
State Sen. Paula Dockery, a Lakeland Republican running for governor, just issued a press statement in opposition to the Blackwater private prison deal:
Senator Paula Dockery (R-Lakeland), is strongly opposed to the lengthy proviso language that was quietly inserted into the Senate’s proposed budget during last week’s Ways & Means Committee hearing. “The proposal to close unnamed existing correctional facilities resulting in the layoffs of over 1,000 state corrections officers to move inmates to private facilities is a policy decision that deserves to be vetted through a completely transparent process. As chair of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, I find it outrageous that major change in how we run our state correctional facilities was not reviewed by committees that were created for this explicit purpose,” said Senator Dockery. “Transparency cannot exist when there has been no opportunity for debate or testimony.”
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Update: “Blackwater” is the name of the prison. Not the firm who is being hired to run the prison. Blackwater has since changed its name to Xe Services, LLC to avoid more bad press. Therefore, we should still watch which private company is going to run this prison. However, this situation does not seem nearly as bad as the Hardin, Montana being taken over by foreign mercenaries.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 4:35 am