Residents of a small California town have rejected a plan to put a Blackwater training camp near town.
Residents voted yesterday to recall five members of an advisory
planning board that endorsed the North Carolina-based global security firm's plan.
The results of a mail-in-ballot recall were announced early this morning.
Moyock, North Carolina-based Blackwater wanted to turn an 800-acre former chicken farm into a training camp for law enforcement officers. The facility would have included eleven firing ranges, a driving track and a helipad.
Opposition intensified in September, after Blackwater guards were investigated in the shooting deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad.
A call to a Blackwater spokesman early this morning was not immediately returned.