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Citizens Against Private Armies (CAPA) is organizing a protest/rally to "Stop Procinctu," a Blackwater-like training center on a 200-acre site in Homeland, CA, which was approved without environmental review and with illegal waivers. The event will occur on March 17, 2009 at 8:30am in front of the Riverside County Administration Building at 4080 Lemon Street, in Riverside. Guest speaker: Ray Lutz, who helped oust Blackwater from Potrero in San Diego County. Attendees are invited to address county supervisors and express their outrage that this was approved without appropriate review. Info: Ann Weston, 951-764-8512 or Visit


John Choate, of Spring Valley has proposed a security training center in "Homeland" much like the Blackwater Potrero in Potrero. This is a 193-acre project with terrain "much like that of Afghanistan." Includes two dormitories, six indoor firing ranges (some simulated), three indoor rifle ranges, 10 uninhabited training structures and mock streets to simulate a town, a tactical training driving test track and a skid pad. The area is zoned "residential agricultural." Nearby properties are populated with families and livestock.

"Procinctu" is a Latin word that translates to "prepared or ready for battle."

  • Says it is "Exempt from Ordinance 847 (Noise Ordinance) because it is a public institution"

  • In the event that live fire will be occurring outdoors three types of notification are to occur
    • live %u2018spotters%u2019: staff members stationed at the northwest and southwest corner of the site informing passerby%u2019s that live fire is being used
    • signs will posted during these events as means of notifying neighbors
    • a %u201CBravo Flag%u201D: red flag will be raised in the air at the southwest corner of the project site to inform neighbors that live fire is occurring

Procinctu president John Choate has claimed his firm had no ties to Blackwater, but it has been reported that company resumes filed with the county state, "Instructor and Course Developer, Blackwater USA."


The site:
  • South boundary at the line of trees just north of Norden Dr.
  • West boundary at Briggs Rd.
  • North boundary at the corner of Gunther Rd.
  • East boundary along the hill tops.

Note: Water tank at the end of Mountain Ave is within the property but owned by the water district.

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Procinctu Group Secure - secure page for working group use.

Rock Springs Ranch Inv Group
920 S Waukegan Rd
Lake Forest ILINOIS

(This investment group is approx. 100 miles east of the Blackwater North training center in Mount Carroll, Illinois.) Why would Procinctu include them in this meeting?)

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Project Filings

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Project Date Description
Fast Track No. 2005-23 2006-06-12 Planning Department review of Procinctu Fast Track Application and subsequent County Board of Supervisors agenda item to override denial of fast-track


  • 12 Jun 2006 - Denial of Procinctu Fast Track Application
  • 08 Mar 2007 - Board of Supervisors agenda item to grant Fast Track processing anyway See (Procinctu Fast Track Application)
  • 19 Mar 2007 - First tip about the facility as similar to the planned Blackwater Potrero site.
  • 09 Jan 2008 - Use Permit processed by Riverside Planning Department
  • 29 Jan 2008 - Riverside County Board of Supervisors approves the project

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Project Form edit

Project Name Procinctu Group
Project Description Opposition to development of "The Ranch", a mercenary training center in Riverside County
Project Founder Raymond Lutz
Project Curator Ann Weston
Project Type Issue Oversight
Project Parents Private Mercenaries
Project Status Closed
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Topic revision: r25 - 11 Mar 2015, RaymondLutz
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