rkbabang Posted January 11, 2019 Share Posted January 11, 2019 Interesting story. I didn't know whether to post this in the General category, the Berkshire category, or here in Politics. Howard Buffett's Border War: A Billionaire's Son Is Spending Millions in Cochise County "Over the past several years, 64-year-old Howard Buffett — using wealth supplied by his father — has been waging his own border war in Cochise County. This has included the arming of a private volunteer group, importing privately employed enforcement personnel, and funding the chemical defoliation of a substantial portion of the county’s border with Mexico." "... has also provided the sheriff’s office with at least three helicopters." "In 2014, Buffett funding purchased at least 120 Glock 21 .45 caliber semiautomatic pistols for the agency." "CCSO records also show that Buffett has engaged in road patrols of Cochise County, where he has conducted stops of motorists. For example, records dated August 26, 2016, list Buffett as the “responsible officer” in four traffic stops, but state no cause for the stops. Other records indicate that between 2013 and February 2016, Buffet spent 639 hours on “duty” with CCSO. These hours were also spent on activities such as “border patrol,” “independent patrol,” or helicopter patrol." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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