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  • APF spokesperson holds emotional press conference; lawyer quits project

    10/02/2009 11:28:59 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 93 replies · 3,366+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | October 2, 2009 | TOM LUTEY Of The Gazette Staff
    A sobbing spokeswoman for the secretive company occupying the Hardin jail welcomed an investigation by Montana's attorney general Friday and expressed concerns for her own safety amid rumors about her company. Becky Shay, in a 45-minute, wide-ranging press conference during which she occasionally broke into tears, said the California-based American Police Force welcomed an information request made Thursday by Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock. Meanwhile, an attorney involved in the project cut ties with APF Friday and a second company, once named as a subcontractor, denied any involvement. Shay said she hadn't been formally served papers by the attorney...
  • Montana AG launches probe of jail deal (Hardin and the American Police Force )

    10/01/2009 8:41:32 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies · 1,691+ views
    Missoulian ^ | Thursday, October 1, 2009 6:45 pm | MATTHEW BROWN
    In this Friday, Sept. 24, 2009 picture, Albert Peterson with the Two Rivers Authority stands outside an empty jail that Hardin, Mont. built for $27 million. The authority wants a California security company, American Police Force, to take over the facility. Michael Hilton pitched himself to the city as a military veteran turned private sector entrepreneur - a California defense contractor with extensive government contracts who promised to turn the rural city's empty jail into a cash cow. But now a much different picture of Hilton is emerging from public documents and interviews with his associates and legal adversaries. (AP...
  • American Police Force Corporation Takes Over Small Town Police Force and Prisoner-Less Jail

    10/01/2009 12:33:19 PM PDT · by TheRiverNile · 21 replies · 1,303+ views
    Crimersider Blog CBS News ^ | September 29, 2009 | Neil Katz
    HARDIN, Mont. (CBS/AP) 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.
  • American Police Force Corp. drawing questions, inspiring theories in Montana

    10/01/2009 7:03:05 AM PDT · by Crush · 15 replies · 1,726+ views
    The US Report ^ | 1 Oct 2009 | Chris Carter
    Conspiracy theories abound, and they’re developing around American Police Force Corp. Neoliberal blogs are claiming rather amazingly that APFC is a militia, one sign the left couldn't identify a militia if it fell from heaven and hit them on the head. Fact is, a lot of hard information isn’t exactly forthcoming. The logo for the American Police Force Corp., a little known security company sparking controversy in the town of Hardin, Montana, is eerily similar to a royal Serbian coat of arms. APFC appeared to be claiming jurisdiction over the town on Tuesday when three Mercedes SUVs belonging to the...
  • Factsheet on American Police Force mystery

    10/01/2009 7:30:25 AM PDT · by fugazi · 18 replies · 1,112+ views
    The Victory Institute Newsdesk ^ | Oct. 1, 2009 | Crush
    American Police Force (APF) Facts: - APF was incorporated in California in March, soon after Hardin leaders desperately announced that the empty jail could be used for Guantanamo Bay terrorism detainees. - APF claims to be a private security company, but does not show up in existing government contract databases. - APF claims to have "rapid response units awaiting our orders worldwide" and that it can field a battalion-sized team of special forces soldiers "within 72 hours." - APF says they have between 16 and 28 people in the U.S. and 1,600 contractors worldwide. - Defense Department, State Department, and...
  • APF head Hilton has criminal past

    09/30/2009 5:46:57 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 26 replies · 1,663+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | September 30, 2009 | RUFFIN PREVOST Gazette Wyoming Bureau
    CODY, Wyo. - Michael Hilton of American Police Force arrived in Hardin with promises of Mercedes police cars and expertise in operating prisons. He delivered the cars last week, but may have learned about prisons following a 1993 conviction for grand theft. Public records from police and state and federal courts in California show that Michael Anthony Hilton, using that name and more than a dozen aliases over several years, is cited in multiple criminal, civil and bankruptcy cases, and was sentenced in 1993 to two years in state prison in California. Hilton pleaded guilty in March 1993 to 14...
  • California entrepreneur promising to revitalize rural Montana town has checkered past ( Hardin )

    10/01/2009 11:40:25 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 40 replies · 1,475+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 1, 2009 | 11:08 a.m | MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Writer
    In this Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 picture, Michael Hilton stands outside the city offices after meeting with Hardin, Mont. officials. Hilton pitched himself to the city as a military veteran turned private sector entrepreneur - a California defense contractor with extensive government contracts who promised to turn the rural city's empty jail into a cash cow. But now a much different picture of Hilton is emerging from public documents and interviews with his associates and legal adversaries. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown) (Matthew Brown, AP / September 25, 2009)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Michael Hilton showed up in Hardin, Mont., last week, presenting...
  • Foreign mercenary group taking over Montana town? (American Police Force Alert)

    09/30/2009 4:52:17 PM PDT · by FatMax · 19 replies · 1,446+ views
    Red Dot in a Red State ^ | September 30, 2009 | Crush
    The logo for the American Police Force, a mysterious security company that may or may not be taking over the town of Hardin, Montana is the same as a Serbian coat of arms.APF appeared to be claiming jurisdiction over the town yesterday when three Mercedes SUVs belonging to the group arrived bearing Hardin Police markings. Trouble is, Hardin hasn't had a police department in 30 years and currently have a contract with the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office.The mayor told the APF to remove the decals.Michael Hilton, who might or might not be a spokesman for APF, said in a...
  • Mysterious group may be taking over Montana town

    09/30/2009 10:26:21 AM PDT · by Crush · 41 replies · 3,194+ views
    Unto the Breach ^ | 30 Sept 2009 | Chris Carter
    The logo for the American Police Force, a mysterious security company that may or may not be taking over the town of Hardin, Montana is the same as a Serbian coat of arms. APF appeared to be claiming jurisdiction over the town yesterday when three Mercedes SUVs belonging to the group arrived bearing Hardin Police markings. Trouble is, Hardin hasn't had a police department in 30 years and currently have a contract with the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office. The mayor told the APF to remove the decals. Michael Hilton, who might or might not be a spokesman for APF,...
  • American Police Force of Hardin, Montana is a front group for Blackwater

    10/01/2009 10:39:41 AM PDT · by LastCrusade · 46 replies · 3,594+ views
    KULR-8 Television ^ | September 10, 2009 | Nick Lough
    "...Two River Authority officials have entered into a 10-year contract with an out-of-state security firm to bring 1,000 prisoners to the Hardin jail by mid March, but law enforcement has never heard of the firm..."
  • What Really Happened When Obama Visited Montana?

    09/01/2009 7:26:23 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 14 replies · 1,451+ views
    Notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 09 01 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    This is from an e-mail I received. I can not attest to it's truthfullness, can you? Anyway, take it with a grain of salt: Hello All, By now you have probably heard that President Obama came to Montana last Friday. However, there are many things that the major news has not covered. I feel that since Bill and I live here and we were at the airport on Friday I should share some facts with you. Whatever you decide to do with the information is up to you. If you chose to share this email with others I do ask...
  • Who is "American Police Force," why did they scrub their site today?

    09/29/2009 12:20:25 PM PDT · by Beloved Levinite · 91 replies · 6,041+ views
    9/29/2009 | Beloved Levinite
  • APF(American Police Force) Show Up IN HARDIN, Montana-Comandeer Jurisdiction

    09/28/2009 11:51:20 PM PDT · by ebiskit · 226 replies · 13,688+ views
    http://www.kulr8.com/news/local/61320122.html ^ | Sep 24, 2009 at 7:00 PM MDT | By Nick Lough
    BILLINGS - American Police Force officials showed up in Mercedes SUV's that had "Hardin Police" stenciled on the vehicles. The twist, the city of Hardin doesn't have a police department. Two Rivers Authority officials say having APF patrol the streets was never part of their agenda. "I have no idea. I really don't because that's not been a part of any of the discussions we've had with any of them," said Two Rivers Authority's Al Peterson. As it stands now the Big Horn County Sheriff's Department is contracted to patrol the city and APF has no jurisdiction. If that was...
  • What’s happening in Hardin, Montana? (American Police Force)

    09/30/2009 2:16:58 PM PDT · by kara2008 · 54 replies · 3,198+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/30/2009 | Michelle Malkin
    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...
  • Hardin Jail Operators Detail Plans For Training Facility, Expansion (Hardin Montana)

    09/28/2009 8:36:02 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 6 replies · 1,465+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 9/26/09 | Zach Benoit
    HARDIN - Officials from American Police Force, a California security company working to lock down a contract with Two Rivers Authority to fill and operate Hardin's new but empty jail, provided more details Saturday of how the finished facility will look and operate. At a Saturday morning press conference, Becky Shay, APF's new public-relations director, said the company hopes to build a 30,000-square-foot military-style training facility northeast of the jail and a 75,000-square-foot dormitory for the trainees to the southeast, all on a 50-acre plot of land. She said the buildings would be paid for by APF's "business activities," including...
  • Questions swirling around jail deal (American Police Force ALERT!)

    09/29/2009 1:02:42 PM PDT · by Beloved Levinite · 43 replies · 3,448+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 9/13/2009 | Matthew Brown AP
    <p>Font Size:Default font sizeLarger font size BOB ZELLAR/Gazette Staff Hardin officials began construction on the $27 million Two Rivers Detention Facility in June 2006, and it was completed in September 2007. . .Related Links Related: American Police Force The Two Rivers Detention Center was promoted as the largest economic development project in decades in the small town of Hardin when the jail was built two years ago. But it has been vacant ever since.</p>