Allison Kilkenny: Unreported

Blackwater to Build Facility Near Mexican Border

Posted in Uncategorized by allisonkilkenny on April 29, 2008

Source: Democracy Now

The private security company Blackwater has announced plans to build an indoor training center in Otay Mesa, California, just across from the Mexican border. Blackwater recently abandoned plans to build a larger facility on a ranch in Potrero, California. Democratic Congressman Bob Filner said he is concerned that Blackwater is attempting to become better situated to win border security contracts. Filner said, “This is a very sensitive area when it comes to human and civil rights. We don’t need people who have no regard for human and civil rights to be part of that enforcement. It’s dangerous, literally, to the lives of my constituents.” Blackwater officials say they’ll use the 61,000-square-foot site to train Navy and Coast Guard sailors.

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