Agreed. Morons. We do the same type of mil-to-mil training in many parts of the world. When was the last time you saw Ethiopian, Djiboutians, Nigerian, Colombian, Dutch , etc, troops here? Well, we've done that described above, and much more, in all of those countries, and that's just the ones I could recount of top of my head (yes, I personally saw it in Holland right before Desert Storm). Are we preparing them for the same laughable excuse ( "preparing Americans to accept the sight of foreign troops conducting law enforcement duties." or in reverse, preparing foreigners to accept the sight of US troops conducting law enforcement)?easy-v said:Absolute rubbish.
I want the time I spent reading that article back.
FYI, Toyota Park is 5 miles from where I live. It is in Cook County, which arguably has the most restrictive gun laws in the country (per the law you are to be fingerprinted and investigated by the attorney general each time you purchase a firearm or do an FFL transfer). Why would the crooks running Illinois need to involve a foreign military?
ROTFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!7art said:Boy Scouts are being trained to disarm veterans? WTF? Boy Scouts are like 13 years old. The only ones who stay in much longer than that are the ones that have developmental issues. Who writes this crap?
Now Girl Scouts, them I fear ...
Among other things they trained to disarm people during a "civil disturbance". Fox23 in New York recently ran a video report in which they state that the National Guard there has assisted in more than 2000 arrests so far.Are we preparing them for the same laughable excuse ( "preparing Americans to accept the sight of foreign troops conducting law enforcement duties." or in reverse, preparing foreigners to accept the sight of US troops conducting law enforcement)?
Boy Scouts are being trained to disarm veterans? WTF? Boy Scouts are like 13 years old. The only ones who stay in much longer than that are the ones that have developmental issues. Who writes this crap?
Reread the article. Quite clearly it states that the Explorers are part of the Scouts. Clearly the goals of the Explorers are similar to JROTC in that the kids get an insiders view of Military/LE fields.Destructo6 said:Those are not Boyscouts.
Those are CBP/Border Patrol Explorers (the image is titled "explorer14'). They are practicing for a competition between other explorer units.
I've seen this training many times. The Explorers aren't brainwashed Hitler Youth types - they're kids growing up in a rough border town, looking for an extracurricular activity that doesn't get them into trouble, unlike many of their smuggling classmates.
Be an Explorer
With the CBP Law Enforcement Explorer Program
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is committed to the partnership between law enforcement and America's youth. CBP Explorer Program is your bridge to one of the most challenging and exciting missions in law enforcement today - the job of serving as the guardians of our nation's borders, America's frontline.
With so many unique careers under one agency, you'll have the chance to experience a wide range of law enforcement activities and choose the one that's right for you. I want to extend my personal invitation to you to take part in the CBP mission as an active CBP Explorer. Come join a great program that offers you the chance to work in an exciting environment and enjoy exceptional educational benefits..
If you have any questions about CBP Explorer Program, please contact your local Post Advisor. We look forward to having you on our team.
Facts about the Program
The Explorer Program offers opportunities in character building, good citizenship, and fitness for young men and women ages 14 through 21.
Law Enforcement Explorer posts offer programs in law enforcement and criminal justice, which provide Explorers with practical training and hands-on experience in those areas.
The CBP Law Enforcement Explorer Program provides opportunities for Explorers to participate in federal enforcement-related activities within the CBP. CBP has posts both at ports of entry and at Border Patrol sectors.
When accepted into the program, an Explorer will receive extensive training and on the job experience to help prepare them for a career in Law Enforcement.
As an Explorer, you will be able to:
Assist with passenger processing and crowd control at airports and seaports
Observe and assist with surveillance operations
Observe vessel searches
Take field trips
Attend the Law Enforcement Explorer Conference
Participate in other Explorer Programs
Explorers pose following the National Law Enforcement Explorers Conference at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
How the Explorer Program Benefits You and CBP
If accepted into the Explorer Program, you will gain:
Exposure to federal law enforcement careers and professionals
Exposure to the unique aspects of the CBP law enforcement system
Education, training, and a knowledge of career requirements for CBP
Opportunities to develop self-confidence and self-discipline
Help in establishing and achieving educational and other self-improvement goals
Scholarship opportunities from several federal law enforcement agencies
At the same time, if you are accepted into the program, you will be able to share your strengths and experience by:
Giving CBP personnel the opportunity to get to know their community's young people by sharing common interest
Helping CBP to identify potential law-enforcement career candidates
Involving young people in activities that help increase the effectiveness of CBP's own personnel and help accomplish the CBP mission
The Application Process
To be an Explorer, you must:
Be between the ages of 14 and 21
Be in high school or college
Maintain at least a "C" grade average
Obtain parent's or guardian's consent
Have an interest in law enforcement
If you are interested in becoming a CBP Explorer, or in learning more about the program, complete the information below, and mail it to the Customs and Border Protection Explorer Program Post Advisor located in your state.
Yes, I'm interested in becoming a CBP Explorer.
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I am not quite sure what point you are making with disassociating scouts with the explorer programs. It would be a logical error to use the lack of specific mention of a relationship on an application with the absence of a relationship.Destructo6 said:
Off the charts.Phazuka said:the tinfoil is quite strong in this thread. :roll:
You've apparently never lived or worked in a border town.You also stated earlier that they are just looking for an extracurricular activity to keep them out of trouble. I am alarmed that we would offer professionalized introductory courses in arrests, take-downs and whatever else requires the use of automatic weapons to youth that need something to do as an alternative to criminalized michief.