Kimberly Blough 6:28 p.m., March 9
Filner Introduces Bill to Block Blackwater USA
Representative Bob Filner today (September 20) introduced a bill that, if passed, would effectively block mercenary firm Blackwater USA from building a training center in Potrero in East County. Potrero is in Filner's district, athough Blackwater has been getting a boost from Representative Duncan Hunter. The bill would require firms such as Blackwater to train only on property owned by the federal government. "It is outrageous to allow private individuals or corporations to establish private military bases anywhere in the United States," said Filner.