The global poor reputation of Blackwater cannot be ignored. San Diego has already had bitter experience fighting Blackwater's proposals, and they have been opposed by the community by a 2:1 margin. Such an agreement implies that the District approves of Blackwater's reputation.
Blackwater will have use of on-campus conference rooms to give the impression that they are part of Southwestern College, and that their programs are approved, endorsed, sponsored, or even underwritten by the College. How and how often these conference rooms are used is not limited, apparently allowing Blackwater to setup a recruiting station for their private mercenary army on campus.
The MOU claims there is no cost to the district, but it also states that Blackwater will be reimbursed for the use of personnel required to operate the range, with no limit stated.
The MOU includes a “gag-order” that prevented the District from adequately notifying the public of this proposal, and all statements must be approved by Blackwater.
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|Title||Citizens' Oversight Group wants Blackwater Agreement with Southwestern College Pulled.|
|Note||Blackwater In Southwestern College|
|Keywords||Blackwater, Blackwater Otay|
|Media Group||News Release|
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