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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 03:17 AM
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11. Some are good
Edited on Tue Jan-02-07 03:18 AM by wakeme2008
I am on contract to Norfolk Southern railroad, and NS has it's own (like all railroads) Police Force. They are to protect the railroad property and the freight that moves over the rails. Yes they carry guns but because of that these people are expensive. LOL, when I got to Roanoke a year ago we had in lobby of the 10 story NS building a NS Officer, they were replaced with a cheap rent-a-cop no gun to save money.

So in limited cases I can see the use of private cops and in the case of the railroads they do save local cities money.

Their power comes from the Feds because of the nature of the railroads. And they have always been around and are not something "new".

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  -WP: The Private Arm of the Law (Mercenary Cops) RamboLiberal  Jan-01-07 11:44 PM   #0 
  - Remember Soylent Green?  NCevilDUer   Jan-01-07 11:49 PM   #1 
  - Thanks for posting. The growth of private cops really militias is scary.  jody   Jan-01-07 11:50 PM   #2 
  - Corporate militias. CEO/warlords  alfredo   Jan-01-07 11:50 PM   #3 
  - Exactly. Multinationals want their own police and military. They don't want to have to work through  w4rma   Jan-01-07 11:57 PM   #4 
  - This is what multinationalism is all about. The corporation is a  alfredo   Jan-02-07 12:07 AM   #5 
  - It's the Logical Next Step  rwenos   Jan-02-07 01:30 AM   # 
  - Like I've posted before the more corps can lull the average  Stargazer99   Jan-02-07 01:04 AM   #6 
  - This should be prosecuted as "impersonating a police officer"  bananas   Jan-02-07 01:18 AM   #7 
  - Can't he is a "Police Officer" as made by the State of North Carolina.  happyslug   Jan-02-07 01:30 AM   #8 
     - I see the old "Coal and Iron" police are back  happyslug   Jan-02-07 01:47 AM   #10 
  - No Fourth Amendment Protection?  rwenos   Jan-02-07 01:35 AM   #9 
  - Just shoot them, they have no authority.  Capn Amerika   Jan-02-07 11:58 AM   #18 
  - Some are good  wakeme2008   Jan-02-07 03:17 AM   #11 
  - Yeah, google "Pinkertons" etc. nt  bananas   Jan-02-07 03:42 AM   #12 
     - See my comment above on the Coal and Iron Police.  happyslug   Jan-02-07 10:59 AM   #13 
  - No common law. Just law bought by the rich elite  Robbien   Jan-02-07 11:07 AM   #14 
  - Another item for my "Fascism NOW" collection of links  Morgana LaFey   Jan-02-07 11:33 AM   #15 
  - Death by Rent-a-Cop  formercia   Jan-02-07 11:43 AM   #16 
  - Sounds like...  Greyskye   Jan-02-07 11:48 AM   #17 
  - The GOP wants to turn back the clock to Robber Baron heaven!  Hubert Flottz   Jan-02-07 12:05 PM   #19 
  - The New PNAC Gilded Age  Hubert Flottz   Jan-02-07 12:23 PM   #20 
  - More crazy shit in The Homeland  Jcrowley   Jan-02-07 12:43 PM   #21 
  - This shit should be illegal.  Odin2005   Jan-02-07 12:55 PM   #22 

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