Montana Town Occupied By Private Paramilitary Security Force

Paul Joseph Watson reports in Propaganda Matrix:

A private security force whose biggest role is helping the U.S. government to “combat terrorism” is now patrolling the streets of a town in Montana, acting as law enforcement but accountable to nobody and operating completely outside the limitations of the U.S. constitution in a chilling throwback to the brownshirts of Nazi Germany.

The American Police Force organization is a paramilitary unit that “provides surveillance, investigative, and military services across the world,” according to its website, which shows men dressed in military fatigues carrying machine guns.

“As part of our mission, APF plays a critical role in helping the U.S. government meet vital homeland security and national defense needs. Within the last 5 years the United States has been far and away our #1 client. Technologies, programs, and services performed by APF have played a very important role in U.S. military and civilian efforts to protect our homeland and combat terrorism,” the website states.

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  • Doug

    Not sure about the validity of this story.
    Couldn't find the APG website.
    It all sort of smacks of Alex Jones wingnut bait.

    • http://disinfo.com Majestic

      That link does appear to be broken, but I searched in google and found the cache so you can sort of see what was there before they took it down:

      http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:XuZxYtqXj4o

    • Name

      Here's the Hyper Text of APF (not APG). Story is quite valid. Plenty of You Tube videos alread about this very “un-American” organization with ill intent.

    • Name

      Forgot to insert the hyptertext to the reply below. Here it is: http://www.americanpolicegroup.com/

  • Peetr

    Though some of the stuff Alex says is interesting, still…I want pictures. I want to see Stormtroopers in the streets… give us something tangible.

  • JaoSmith

    This story wreaks of bogus. The website does not work. In searching for 'American Police Force' I found an article on the following website: http://cryptogon.com/?p=10995

  • Doug

    Even after checking the google cache, I still call bullshit.
    The generic clipart, the crappy site layout, the dummy physical address, etc.
    The black helicopter, and quasi masonic logo on the front page are way too convenient.
    Like I said, I think it's probably just someone with too much time on their hands trying to bait the Alex Jonesers conspiracy true believer set.

    • http://disinfo.com majestic

      Could be… and that’s exactly the kind of debate and comment we are hoping for here at disinformation, thanks.

    • Name

      Here are the news stories on APF on KULR-8, A Montana ABC affiliate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y5qL3Vi9H0

      Here's the wikipedia article on KULR: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KULR-TV

      Here's the articles history, showing that an article has existed on KULR since 06: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=KULR-

      Here's KULR's official site: http://www.kulr8.com/

      Here's KULR's news team page, on witch you'll find Emily Nantz, Nick Lough and Nichole Szemerei, the reporter's from the news clips: http://www.kulr8.com/aboutus/newsteam

      Here's a KULR article with video on APF, entitled “APF'S NEWEST EMPLOYEE”: http://www.kulr8.com/news/local/62755172.html

      I'm not saying I believe that they're a paramilitary force occupying Hardin, MT, but APF does seem to me to be real and there are some things I find weird about them.

    • http://disinfo.com Majestic

      The story seems to have legs. It's been picked up by USA Today now:

      http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2009/10/a-

      USA Today acknowledges the dodgy website:

      “The story has many twists and turns. We recommend you read The Billings Gazette article for a primer on the story. KULR TV of Billings, Mont., The Missoulian, and Talking Points Memo are also on the case.

      APF's website, which has been periodically unavailable (click here for a recent cache of their site), says…”

  • Chris

    How about, what fucking town? Anything verifiable? At all?

    • Greg

      I believe it is Hardin, MT.

  • Jack
  • voxmagi

    I found not only APF's website, which was slick and clean and chock full of good advertising lingo, but a whole series of articles from around the country, that cite the founders checkered past as a used car dealer, real estate failure, bankrupt businessman, art dealer as well as a former convicted felon…for fraud.

    At a guess, despite the fact that the Alex Jones crowd must be frantically masturbating to this as final proof of the 'Obama takeover', it looks more like Mr Al Peterson and his clique of small town yahoos got roped in by a slick talking California con artist who easily impressed them with his modern nazi suit. It figures that it would be Red-Staters who are the easiest to sucker with some shiny toy guns and tough talk…they love that crap and line up to join in like sheep for the fleecing.

    • Doug

      After further research, it does seem legit-ish.
      Totally creepy, I even called one of the numbers on the contact page and got an answer from a bored sounding receptionist “american police force, how can I help you?” I hung up immediately.
      I think what's really creepy about the whole thing is the website and everything about the organization is the aesthetic of the website, the name of the company, the pictures of jackbooted thugs in black masks, black helicopters, not to mention the super masonic logo. It all seems like they went out of their way to scare the shit out of the conspiracy minded. The only things missing is a big eye of providence insignia on the website and armbands on the troopers.

      Maybe it's a carefully crafted social experiment or hoax exposing how easily we would hand over authority to some goons in stormtrooper gear.

      Are there any actual photos of these creeps in the streets of small town Montana?

      • Doug

        Jesus, sorry for all the typoes and grammatical errors.
        What happens when I start furiously typing before morning coffee

        • voxmagi

          One of the full length articles included references to the company's established address, which as it turns out is false. Another cited the complete failure to find any records of past contracts with the government or any government in this past decade, and yet another called into question whether the founder's name was even his legal one, since he has owned multiple failed businesses, served time for fraud and has used as of the current count 17 different aliases.

          I'm not sure a clown like this Michael Hilton could get a federal contract to 'test market' fascism. If it were something bigger than a scam, it would probably be a subcontractor of the Xe/Blackwater/Halliburton caliber. The only photos so far have been of three black Mercedes SUVs that have been decaled with Hardin, Montana Police logos, which apparently wasn't part of the original contract for administering/managing a new jail, but popped up in negotiations later.

          It looks mostly like he modeled his personel after Blackwater and other similar companies, then brought the dog and pony show to Montana to impress the locals, who appear to have fallen for it hook line and sinker. Essentially his operation consists of a false address in Cali, a false address in DC, two phone lines and a very pretty website, and a few guys in black with guns and SUVs. Not very impressive once you peel the cover off.

  • twilightnomad

    I live in Montana. The town they are mentioning is Hardin, Montana. I don't live there but our local news stations and newspapers have been reporting on this event. One news ancor even traveled to Hardin and toured the detention facility located there. They are a very small town that had no police. The APF were contracted as gaurds for the detention facility. Hardin had no idea that ment APF would be patrolling their streets as well.

    • Name

      how about the paramilitary that killed civillians in new orleans……

  • Henry Chinaski

    Their logo looks surprisingly similar to the Serbian Armed Forces logo. The American Police Force organization should get there own logo.

  • Name

    Team America: World Police….. except instead of wood, they are made of meat. Nifty concept, if not original.

  • Monique

    WHAT town in Montana? Looked for this on Snopes.com and couldn’t find it, but the lack of the name of the town makes me think this is fake.

  • Monique

    WHAT town in Montana? Looked for this on Snopes.com and couldn't find it, but the lack of the name of the town makes me think this is fake.

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