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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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  - Some are good  wakeme2008   Jan-02-07 03:17 AM   #11 
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