Joe Miller’s Security Guards? They’re Unlicensed Survivalists


More on Tea Party candidate Joe Miller, whose private security team handcuffed and “arrested” a reporter who dared to try to get the candidate for Senate to answer a question about his positions at a public campaign event at a public school.

The security firm?  According to Bonsai66 at Daily Kos:

It turns out [the security guards are employed by] Drop Zone, [which] is a Survivalist/Security/Tactical Assault/Tea Party/Military Surplus type store in Anchorage.

The “security guards” also apparently double as bounty hunters.

Check out the photos at Bonsai66’s diary.

This is a man who wants to be a U.S. Senator.  Beyond disturbing

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  • crowepps

    The “security guards” also apparently double as bounty hunters.

    And some are apparently active-duty military, moonlighting:

    Meanwhile, the Army says that two of the guards who assisted in the arrest of the journalist and who tried to prevent two other reporters from filming the detention were active-duty soldiers moonlighting for Miller’s security contractor, the Drop Zone, a Spenard surplus store and protection service.

    The soldiers, Spc. Tyler Ellingboe, 22, and Sgt. Alexander Valdez, 31, are assigned to the 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade at Fort Richardson. Maj. Bill Coppernoll, the public affairs officer for the Army in Alaska, said the two soldiers did not have permission from their current chain of command to work for the Drop Zone, but the Army was still researching whether previous company or brigade commanders authorized their employment.

    Read more: http://www.adn.com/2010/10/18/1507982/questions-surround-use-of-security.html#ixzz12pJjiZjY