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Boy Scouts Train to Become Homeland Gestapo

“The Explorers program, a coeducational affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America that began 60 years ago, is training thousands of young people in skills used to confront terrorism, illegal immigration and escalating border violence — an intense...

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Comment by Chip Saunders
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As a former Police Explorer myself, this is nothing new. We had SWAT give us introductory weapons handling instruction in the mid 80's similar to this, and even held competitions for how we handled field interviews gone wrong.

Take heart in the fact that most young police explorers wash out. In my case, I had already been given a basic understanding of the non-negotiability of rights and freeodoms before I became an explorer, and this conflict between respect for the Bill of Rights and what police are taught is "legal" is what caused me, ultimately, to abandon my dream of becoming a peace officer.

Instead, fear an influx of young "national service" conscripts who might be directed to assist law enforcement on any sort of large scale. Especially once they are given "qualified immunity" for transgressions done while "just following orders".

Comment by Powell Gammill
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There is nothing like meeting a Police Explorer to realize you have to train the control freaks young and give them a fine hat and a shiny badge.

Comment by CharS
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Oops. Make that "the People".....

Comment by CharS
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When oh when, will the Empire strike back. Ever?

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