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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA

I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Treme Season 4 starts soon. Eric Prince was in Philly on Friday.

November 22, 2013  7:22PM ET
An unapologetic Erik Prince, founder of the widely criticized mercenary firm Blackwater, speaks out
PHILADELPHIA – "Erik Prince – the founder of the private security firm once known as Blackwater – embarked on a publicity tour here on Friday, defending mercenaries as intrinsic to the birth of the United States and lashing out at the federal government that he believes unfairly persecuted him.
In a talk at the Free Library of Philadelphia to promote his new book, "Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror," Prince seemed uninterested in image rehabilitating, preferring instead a dose of bravado and score-settling."

What do Eric Prince and Treme have in common?

Rachel Tabachnick
Mon May 16, 2011 at 12:30:25 PM EST
Erik Prince, Brother of Betsy DeVos, Building Mercenary Army in UAE
"The Prince and DeVos families are at the intersection of radical free market
privatization and the Religious Right, and have made an enormous impact on the current political atmosphere. Erik Prince played a significant role in privatizing military functions while his older sister Betsy is at the helm of a movement to privatize public schools. The billionaire brother/sister duo are also vice presidents of their parents' foundation which is one of the major funders of Focus on Family and Family Research Council and array of missionary organizations and right-wing think tanks.
The Sunday New York Times reported that Erik Prince, founder and former owner of Blackwater (now XE), is building a "secret desert force" of 800 non-Muslim foreign mercenaries for the United Arab Emirates. Blackwater "collected billions of dollars in security contracts from the U.S. government," but Prince sold the company and moved to Abu Dhabi in wake of legal troubles. Over the last decade, as Prince has built private armies funded with tax dollars, his older sister Betsy DeVos has been leading a campaign to privatize education but fund it with tax dollars. Her organizations have also run into legal troubles, including a $5.2 million fine in Ohio for breaking campaign finance laws. The Prince and DeVos families are at the intersection of radical free market privatization and the Religious Right, and have made an enormous impact on the current political atmosphere."


By Don Bauder, August 4, 2009

"Erik Prince, head of mercenary firm Blackwater, views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe," two former employees said in a sworn statement to a Virginia court filed Monday, according to news services."

FOR MORE ABOUT TREME ON HBO: http://www.hbo.com/#/treme/index.html

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