tpgow wrote in a comment on this site:
I am in such a turmoil about these reports I don’t put anything past Obama, but Prison Planet I don’t have much faith in and don’t bother with that site or Alex Jones. We called the Lut Gover office yesterday and the sheriff of Hardin. They said they know this stuff is out on the net and APF is a private Co like Blackwater. The sheriff said he is still in control of the town and all the rumors are false. I told him I liked Montana gun laws and he laughed and said they do too. That state is on “Lock & Load” so I have my doubts. I just sent David C an article on Michelle Malkin this morning about Hardin, but there has been nothing on Fox news. Fox is always right on top of stuff. So I have my doubts but you are free to draw your own conclusions
Personally I also have my doubts but at the same time I feel it too early to draw definite conclusions and until that time we will be reporting on the subject.
By Michelle Malkin • September 30, 2009 12:04 PM
Tons of readers are asking about the American Police Force jail contract in Hardin, Montana.
Neil Katz at CBS News reported:
This is the strange story of how American Police Force, a little known company which claims to specialize in training military and security forces overseas, has seemingly taken control of a $27 million, never-used jail, and a rural Montana town’s nonexistent police force.
After arriving in this tiny city with three Mercedes SUVs marked with the logo of a police department that has never existed, representatives of the obscure California security company said preparations were under way to take over Hardin’s jail, which has no prisoners.
Significant obstacles remain – including a lack of any contracts to acquire prisoners from other jails or other states.
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.
The secrecy has led to speculation that the deal is tied to President Obama’s search for Gitmo detainee housing alternatives in the U.S. Hardin jail officials expressed interest in accepting released Gitmo enemy combatants last spring.
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