Pueblo Borders

Pueblo Borders

Most people who know a little bit (but not enough) about Denver figure that border security is border security is border security, no matter which sector you're talking about. Not necessarily so, chums, not in Pueblo Sector. Pueblo blocks off its territory with the standard fences and walls, but only patrols the most sensitive areas of its boundaries. To guard the rest of the line, the powers-that-be slapped up autonomous, electronic systems.

Don't get overconfident though.. these electronics systems compose of side-by-side (pressure sensors, motion detectors, chem-sniffers, MAD metal detectors, thermal imaging systems, and AP radar.. all before you even reach the fence as your crossing no-man's land between the countries. The fence itself is wired like crazy, ready for anyone touching it, cutting it, or even looking at it cross-eyed triggers some kind of screamer.

But guess what.. no guards or sentry gun pops up to deal with you in the Pueblo sector. No, the screamer alerts one of a flock of stealth drones that loiter a couple of hundred meters up the line. Down comes the drone on remote autopilot to take a look-see with its camera/thermal imaging system. The control system does a little pattern-recognition dance, and it 'sees' something its programmed to worry about. It taps on the shoulder of the Pueblo rigger, probably kilometers away in a safe building, and then the rigger jacks in and takes control of the drone.

Once the rigger knows the situation he/she can make the call to call in a patrol aircraft or ground team or whatever right to ground zero.

Those trying to cross the legit way may face an entirely different set of nasty problems. depending on their true degree of "legit." Each Pueblo border-crossing station usually maintains a squad of sec-guards ready to roll in a Citymaster at the precise moment trouble erupts. The larger ones also have two or three Yellowjackets or Wasps, either loitering overhead or on deck ready to go,

This isn't the FTZ borders out here in Pueblo proper kids.. its the real deal where they have body bags standard issue in the back of their patrol response team vehicles.

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