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Matt Molnar
11-03-2008, 02:29 PM
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Mercenary Firm Offers to 'Detain Troublemakers' on Election Day (Updated) (http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/11/spooky-defense.html)
By Nathan Hodge EmailNovember 03, 2008 | 11:39:00 AM

CIA-linked private military contractor Evergreen Defense & Security Services offered to post sentries at Oregon election offices on Tuesday, "detaining troublemakers" and making sure voters "do not get out of control."
In an e-mail to local election supervisors, obtained by the McMinnville, Oregon News Register, Evergreen president Tom Wiggins said he "recognized the potential conflict" that could occur on November 4th. "Never has there been a more heated battle in the race for president."

The company, he said, 'proposes to post sentries at each voting center on November 4th to assure that disputes amongst citizens do not get out of control. All guards will be unarmed, but capable of stopping any violence that may occur and detaining troublemakers until law enforcement arrives.' [Full Article (http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/11/spooky-defense.html)]