NEW TREND IN AMERICAN PRISONS. MERCENARY RUN PRISONS.
TIMES ARE SURE HARD IN MONTANA
Imagine a SCI FI movie about an incredibly tough, ugly police force springing up like a MUSHROOM & appearing in a small town that was sleepy MAYBERRY trapped in the 50's, the day before. it happened SEPTEMBER 25th, 2009 in HARDIN MONTANA. Residents were surprised to see a flock of Mercedes SUVs marked 'Hardin police' The day before they didn't even HAVE COPS. They had A SHERIFF, and a Chester or two. It appears to be A PARAMILITARY GROUP ready to manage the prison there. A PRIVATE CORPORATION, like MERCENARIES in the PRISON WORLD. Deep pockets, TOO!
My pal who sent me the news item said "These goons are real. Here is a link to some of their domestic activities. I think they are a spin off from Wackenhut or maybe Blackwater? Are they TESTING THE WATERS on a new trend?"
“American Police Force” to manage Hardin Montana prison !!
We have found out that our little town of Hardin is the 'test town' for President Obama’s new law to privatize the police force of local communities. Last night, the city council voted to disband our sheriff’s department and to bring in a private security company to police the town. Interestingly, earlier in the day, the mayor when asked in an interview
about the privatization of our police department completely denied it and said that would not be done with out a council meeting. Then that evening, a council meeting was held in regards to that very thing. At the beginning of this month, our local prison signed an agreement with the American Police Force which is a subsidiary of a larger private security force that the U.S. used in the Iraq war and Hurricane Katrina.
Yesterday, a convoy of twelve 'blacked out' Mercedes Benz SUV’s were brought into town. They were already painted with Hardin’s colors and ‘Hardin Police Force’ was already painted on them! Hardin’s sheriff’s department will no longer be in operation after the month of October. During October, the Sheriff’s Department is to train this new security force in all the logistics of running the town of Hardin. If you go on the American Police Force site, you might notice that the logo they use is actually a Russian logo. I have been told that the man who came with this new security force as the captain, has a thick Russian accent.
NOTE: There are LIBERTERIANS who won't stop with the RUSKIS are coming stuff. And as small minds think alike, a remake of the pitiful, sophomoric "RED DAWN" that John Milius flick from 1984, is currently being shot in HOLLYWOOD. In it teenagers fight off Ruski who invade. And they win.
Earlier this month, in an interview in regards to this Hardin prison and
the training center that they are planning to build, we were told that
seventy five percent of the security officers that were to be trained
would be ‘international’. This private security force is already
patrolling the town. They had several people stopped yesterday. Also, it
appears that they are building some type of heavy duty gate at the
entrances of our town.
In an interview, the American Police Force security has stated that they
will stay here one month to assess the population and then they will
make their permanent base here. They said they are scouting out thirty
towns in the U.S. but that Hardin is the first. Also, President Obama
has authorized and signed a bill for full government funding of the
privatization of the police departments throughout the U.S. By the end
of October, it is their plan to have all major cities locked down!
In an interview with one of the city council members, he stated that
this new H1N1 shot which has not been tested will be mandatory and if a
resident of our town refuses, they will be taken to our prison where
they will be quarantined. A federal law has been passed that makes it
mandatory that all health care workers have to take this new shot. If
they do not, they will automatically loose their jobs.
The new federal law that is in place makes gives you four choices in
regards to this new shot. One, you can voluntarily take it or you can
refuse and be taken to a place to be quarantined, or as an alternative;
if you refuse, you can have a chip placed in you to track you or a
tracking bracelet which cannot be taken off. The state borders will be
manned and locked down in the near future in regards to this mandatory
I am also told by a reliable source that today one of the managers at a
local business in Hardin was visited by this new private security force
which is now the new Hardin Police Department. He is an avid hunter and
they came to inform him that they had a list of all fire arms that he
owned; this includes all the residents of our town, and that he would
need to take his guns down to have them put a marking device on them.
Also, today, one of the main streets in Hardin was completely blocked
off and they have been setting up information booths where they are
passing out pamphlets with information on this new H1N1 shot.
Intercessors, I am not making up any of this information! You can go on
the internet and verify most of this information from KULR 8, MSNBC or
Fox news. Things have changed so quickly in the last 24 hours! Things
are not and will never be the same. We are indeed going into the
prophesied 'four years of captivity for America'. I believe we are about
to enter into a time of persecution that the Church in America has never
known! We must prepare!
Residents surprised to see Mercedes SUVs marked 'Hardin police'
By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press | Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2009
HARDIN - After arriving in this rural city with three Mercedes SUVs
marked with the logo of a nonexistent police department, representatives
of an obscure California security company said preparations were under
way to take over Hardin's never-used, $27 million jail.
Significant obstacles remain - including a lack of any prisoner
contracts on the part of the company that wants to run the jail,
American Police Force.
And on Friday came the revelation the company's operating agreement for
the facility has yet to be validated - two weeks after city leaders
first unveiled what they said was a signed agreement.
Still, some Hardin leaders said the deal to turn over the 464-bed jail
remained on track.
The agreement with American Police Force has been heavily promoted by
members of the city's economic development branch, the Two Rivers
Authority. Authority vice president Albert Peterson on Friday repeated
his claim to be "100 percent" confident in the company.
The lead public figure for American Police Force, Michael Hilton, said
more than 200 employees would be sought for the jail and a proposed
military and law enforcement training center.
That would be a significant boost to Hardin, a struggling town of 3,500
located about 45 miles east of Billings. An earlier announcement that a
job fair would be held during the last week never came to fruition.
The bonds used to pay for the jail have been in default since May 2008.
Hilton also said he planned a helicopter tour of the region in coming
days to look at real estate for a planned tactical military training
ground. He said 5,000 to 10,000 acres were needed to complement the
training center, a $17 million project.
But the company's flashy arrival stirred new questions. The logo on the
black Mercedes SUVs said "City of Hardin Police Department."
Yet the city has not had a police force of its own for 30 years.
"Pretty looking police car, ain't it?" Hardin resident Leroy Frickle,
67, said as he eyed one of the vehicles parked in front of a bed and
breakfast where Hilton and other company representatives were staying.
"The things you hear about this American Police, I don't know what to
Hilton said the vehicles would be handed over to the city if it forms a
police force of its own. The city is now under the jurisdiction of the
Big Horn County Sheriff's Office.
After meeting briefly with Hilton on Friday, Mayor Ron Adams said he wanted
the police logos removed.
"This helps, but it doesn't answer everything until the contract is
signed," Adams said. "Talk is cheap."
Hilton said the company's arrival in Hardin would help allay such
concerns. And he promised that on Feb. 1, 2010, Hardin would receive its
first check under a deal said to be worth more than $2.6 million
Little has been revealed to date about American Police Force. The
company was incorporated in California in March, soon after Hardin's
empty jail gained notoriety after city leaders suggested it could be
used for the Guantanamo Bay terrorism detainees.
Members of Montana's congressional delegation say they have been closely
monitoring the events in Hardin, but the city has largely been going it
In the two years since the jail was built, city leaders have clashed
repeatedly with the administration of Gov. Brian
Schweitzer, who opposed efforts to bring in out-of-state prisoners.
After then-Attorney General Mike McGrath issued a 2007 opinion saying
prisoners from other states were prohibited,
Hardin successfully sued the state.
Despite the city's contention that the state has continued to foil its
efforts to find prisoners, Montana Department of
Corrections spokesman Bob Anez said his agency is no longer involved.
"That's water under the bridge," Anez said.
On Friday, American Police Force announced its first local hire: a
reporter for the Billings Gazette, Becky Shay, who has covered events
surrounding the jail since its construction. She will be the company's
spokeswoman for $60,000 a year.
Shay said she intended to bring new transparency to the process, but
declined to directly answer the first question posed to her: Where is
American Police Force getting the money to operate the jail and build
the training center?
"I know enough about where the money is coming from to be confident
signing on with them," she said.
Gazette editor Steve Prosinski said he was first informed about Shay's
decision to leave the paper on Friday. "We weren't aware that she was
talking with them about employment," he said.
Hilton said he also had a job discussion with Kerri Smith, wife of Two
Rivers Authority executive director Greg Smith, who helped craft the
deal to bring American Police Force to Hardin. Greg Smith was placed on
unpaid leave two weeks ago for reasons that have not been explained.
Kerri Smith is one of two finalists in the city's mayoral race. Hilton
said he asked her to call him about possible employment if she did not
win the race. Smith could not be reached immediately for comment. A
message was left by the Associated Press at a theater owned by the Smith
family. Her home number is unlisted.
Hardin Jail Deal Raises Several Questions
LIKE WHERE DID ALL THAT MONEY COME FROM FOR THOSE MERCEDES?
Photo from Two Rivers Detention Facility
By Matthew Brown, Associated Press , 09-12-09
BILLINGS – The Two Rivers Detention Center was promoted as the largest
project in decades in the small town of Hardin when the jail was built two
years ago. But it has been
vacant ever since.
City officials have searched from Vermont to Alaska for inmate contracts to
fill the jail, only to be
turned down at every turn and see the bonds that financed its construction
fall into default. They even
floated the idea of housing prisoners from Guantanamo Bay at the jail.
So when Hardin officials announced this week that they had signed a deal
with a California company to
fill the empty jail, it was naturally a cause for celebration. Town
officials talked about throwing a party
to mark the occasion, their dreams of economic salvation a step closer to
But questions are emerging over the legitimacy of the company, American
Government contract databases show no record of the company. Security
industry representatives and federal officials said they had never heard of it. On its Web site, the
company lists as its headquarters a building in Washington near the White House that holds "virtual offices." A
spokeswoman for the building said American Police Force never completed its application to use
And it's unclear where the company will get the inmates for the jail.
Montana says it's not sending inmates to the jail, and neither are federal officials in the state.
An attorney for American Police Force, Maziar Mafi, describes the Santa
Ana, Calif., company as a fledgling spin-off of a major security firm founded in 1984. But Mafi
declined to name the parent firm or provide details on how the company will finance its jail operations.
"It will gradually be more clear as things go along," said Mafi, a personal
injury and medical malpractice lawyer in Santa Ana who was only hired by American Police Force a month
ago. "The nature of this entity is private security and for security purposes, as well as for the
interest of their clientele, that's why they prefer not to be upfront."
On its elaborate Web site and in interviews with company representatives,
American Police Force claims to sell assault rifles and other weapons in Afghanistan on behalf of the
U.S. military while providing security, investigative work and other services to clients "in all 50
states and most countries."
The company also boasts to have "rapid response units awaiting our orders
worldwide" and that it can field a battalion-sized team of special forces soldiers "within 72 hours."
Representatives of American Police Force said the company presently employs
at least 16 and as many as 28 people in the United States and 1,600 contractors worldwide.
"APF plays a critical role in helping the U.S. government meet vital
homeland security and national defense needs," the company says on its Web site. "Within the last 5 years
the United States has been far and away our" number 1 client.
However, an Associated Press search of two comprehensive federal government
contractor databases turned up no record of American Police Force.
Representatives of security trade groups said they had never heard of
American Police Force, although they added secrecy was prevalent in the industry and it was possible the
company had avoided the public limelight.
"They're really invisible," said Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president
and counsel for the Professional Services Council. The group's members include major security contractors
Triple Canopy, DynCorp and Xe Services, formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide.
"Even a single unclassified contract in the last couple of years should
show up" in the federal database, Chvotkin added.
Spokesmen for the State Department and Defense Department said they could
not immediately find any records of contracts with the company. The city has not released a copy of
its agreement with American Police Force. But the deal as announced would be a sweet one for Hardin, a
depressed rural town of 3,500 about 45 miles east of Billings.
The company is pledging to fill the 464-bed facility by early next year.
Hardin officials say the first payment on the contract is due Feb. 1 —
regardless of whether any prisoners are in place. The city's economic development authority would get
enough money to pay off the bondholders and receive $5 per prison a day.
American Police Force also is promising to invest $30 million in new
projects for the city, including a military and law enforcement training center with a 250-bed dormitory and
an expansion of the jail to 2,000 beds. The company says it will build a homeless shelter, offer free
health care for city residents and even deliver meals to the needy.
Where the prisoners would come from is unclear. City officials said
California was the most likely possibility, but a spokesman for that state's corrections system said there
was no truth to the claim.Federal prisoners also were mentioned by both American Police Force and the
city. U.S. Marshal Dwight MacKay in Billings said he would have been notified if such a plan
"There's skepticism over whether this is a real thing," MacKay said.
Hardin officials said they were approached by American Police Force about
six months ago, soon after the city made international news in its quest to become "America's Gitmo."
American Police Force incorporated around the same time.
Albert Peterson, the city's school superintendent and vice president of the
authority that built the jail, said the city was "guaranteed" the contract would be upheld.
"There's never a question in my mind after I've done my homework. It's
legit," Peterson said of American Police Force. "We believe in each other."
The contract was still being reviewed by the city attorney, he said.
Peterson refused to answer when asked if he knew the name of American
Police Force's parent firm. He said news coverage of the city's political tussles with the
administration of Gov. Brian Schweitzer had left him suspicious of the press. The administration brought a court
challenge over whether Hardin could take out-of-state inmates at the jail.
"If you're looking for the source of the money, you're not going to find it
from me," Peterson said.
A member of the Texas consortium that developed the jail, Mike Harling,
said he had "every reason to believe they'll be successful."
Mafi, the American Police Force attorney, said his company intends to
reverse Hardin's recent problems with the jail and give the town an economic boost.
In Santa Ana, American Police Force occupies a single suite on the second
floor of a two-story office building. During a visit to the location Thursday, a reporter for The
Associated Press encountered a uniformed man behind a desk who would identify himself only as "Captain
The man declined to discuss basic details about the company and referred
the reporter to the company's Web site. In a subsequent phone interview, he provided his surname but
insisted it not be used because of security concerns. The man said he was a naturalized U.S. citizen born
in Montenegro with decades of experience in military and law enforcement operations.
The man said his boss is a retired U.S. Army colonel named Richard Culver
who is currently overseas. Culver's role with the company could not be immediately verified.
The company claim of a headquarters address is just up the street from the
The K Street building houses "virtual offices," where clients pay to use
the prestigious Pennsylvania Avenue address and gain access to onsite conference rooms but have no
"It lets small businesses get started up and have a professional front and
not have a lot of a cash to do
it," said Ashley Korner with Preferred Offices, which leases the location.
She said American Police Force's application to use the address was
pending, but incomplete.
Check these sites out. This is one scary development IMHO.
American Police Force Organization - Official Website But I hear it came
down the very day this scandal erupted.
OT/MISC State Police Force Being Taken Over! American Police Force in
Montana - TimeBomb 2000
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