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I was a part time armed security officer that worked for 4 years in neighborhoods that had existing residents and new contruction.

I was a armed security guard that worked over night shifts in neighborhoods that had new houses being built.WE were there to guard against copper theft. I confronted many people that either didn't belong there or looked suspicious but never had any problems .I would explain what my job was and would ask them to kindly move on.I think the reason I had no problems was because I didn't act like a asshat who thought he was some kind of enforcer. I would explain I was just doing my job and asked for their understanding.It worked every time. We were told during our gun training classes that we had no more or less rights than a average citizen would have concerning the use of a fire arm and to be very very careful. We were also told if we had to use the weapon that chances were great that we would get arrested interviewed and that the legal system would take its course,and that the company would provide a lawyer as long as the gun was used only in self defense..We were also taught that our only job was to observe and report.We had to do what ever the police dispatcher told us like it was an order from a policeman. I cant believe what transpired with this case at all ,simply boggles the mind most states have state certifications to be a security guard and most states observe the above outlined rules. I would fully expect that if I was Zman and disobeyed the police dispatcher while on duty and killed a 17 year old unarmed boy not only would my boss not help me but I would be convicted it least of involuntary manslaughter ...............

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