San Diego Meets the Blackwaters

“Just like Sesame Street, San Diego has doctors, teachers and police officers. But the city’s newest group of professionals has not been so readily embraceda: military contractors from Blackwater Worldwide.

Indeed, the reception has been so chilly that it fell to a federal judge this week to order the city’s mayor to welcome Blackwater’s new training facility in Otay Mesa, a section of the city near the border with Mexico. Or at least, to tolerate it.” (The Lede [New York Times])