With the immense success in the local residents group's opposition to CCA /SWR / ICE prisons, we've now come under a counter attack from some Borg like entity.
We recorded this call tonight. Click the play button below Guy Smiley to hear the robocall.
The Borg is trying to convince us that this "economic development opportunity" is a great boon to our area. In the robocall, CCA neglects to mention their full name which is Corrections Corporation of America, LLC. The "development opportunity" the young lady speaks of is that of SWR having a contract with ICE to round up illegal immigrants, warehousing them in a prison (not a "processing center or detention center"), skimming a percent or two off the proceeds, and being stuck with a potentially dangerous eyesore in our Rural Lifestyle community.
CCA and Mayor Nelson are very frustrated that Pines most probably will terminate the agreement to provide water and fire service to their prison. CCA is trying to scare people into believing that Pembroke Pines will raise taxes by $3 Million dollars if this happens. Mayor Nelson is on record saying that SWR will save money by starting their own fire department. Mayor Nelson has been spouting talking points for CCA for so long now, he apparently has lost all sensibility.
The funny thing is that we have a company, with the name of CCA trying to convince us all how good this prison will be for us and that we residents don't really get how good it is and that it will have "minimal impact" on the community.
We recommend going to the Krome Ave. immigrant prison and see what "minimal impact" is all about. Maybe they consider "minimal impact" being visitors and released detainees walking almost 3 miles from the prison to Academic Village (Pines Charter/SW Regional Library/Public Theater/Broward Community College) and hanging out for one of the few public buses that service the route. Or perhaps they consider the 12% drop in property value reported in a major FAU / FIU study commissioned by the Department of Justice to be a "minimal impact."
Minimal impact. Right. Tis but a scratch.
They have their robotic minions all parroting their talking points just like Star Trek's Borg. They even tell us how resistance is futile. One point, the robocall says, " the city is considering cancelling agreements worth millions in a futile attempt to stop construction of this facility...."
Yeah, yeah... resistance is futile. We will be assimilated.
Beam me up Scotty. No intelligent life here...
Oh, and where IS the money to run and build this facility coming from? Didn't we just hit another milestone in deficit spending? See it all on the debtclock. I just checked it out. Yup, there is no intelligent life here.