This story is something that all Americans should take notice of and continue to monitor in the future. I find it hard to believe that American servicemen and women would be willing to plunge vaccines into the arms of US citizens. Still, private government contractors or foreign military personnel might be a different story—no need to panic or blow it out of proportion at this time.
The government likely wanted to distance itself from any altercations potentially taking place between demonstrators and US military people. The government undoubtedly contracted the work out to private companies for this reason.
by Peter Penn
Journalist Alejandro Alvarez of WTOP news in Washington D.C. has been covering the protests in our nation’s capitol. On June 3, he noticed that many of the security officers had no visible badges, insignias or name tags on their uniforms and posted photos of this on his Twitter account.
Alvarez later posted photos of a few insignias that were seen, that indicate some of these security officers were Federal Prison Officers from Texas. The insignias included Three Rivers, and FCC Beaumont.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), whose Director is Michael Carvajal, is an agency under the Department of Justice and is responsible for the care, custody, and control of incarcerated individuals. The National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997 transferred responsibility for adult felons convicted of violating District of Columbia laws to the Bureau.
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