Infamous Iraq contractor wants training facility in N. Idaho
Blackwater Worldwide, the security firm accused of gunning down 17 Iraqis last year, wants to build a training facility in North Idaho. Idaho police academy would be a tenant. Sheriff Rocky Watson: “The perception that our law enforcement officers will be trained by mercenaries is a problem. Our jobs are totally different. We’re not paramilitary. The perception is important to our customers.” Blackwater: We’re not mercenaries. San Diego blocked a training center last year. Marc Stewart, CDA Press.