Guards Say They’re “”Just For Show””
A newspaper is reporting that some National Guardsmen patrolling San Francisco Bay area bridges believe they´re unprepared for any real threats.
Four guardsmen who asked to remain anonymous told the Contra Costa Times they don´t have the right weapons or the right training.
The soldiers also say the noncommissioned officers leading their mission told them they´re there “just for show.´´
They said the M-16 rifles they carry are dirty, they wear outdated bulletproof vests borrowed from the highway patrol, have no security training and have been given vehicles that don´t run.