Shadowrun Seattle 2050 - Get Born Again
In the late teens, Lone Star Security Services appeared in Corpus Christi as a private law enforcement agency. Corpus Christi, Texas, became the first city to contract full-service, citywide law enforcement to a private agency. The same year, the Seattle Metroplex was officially founded; the governor was then-Mayor Charles C. Lindstrom. Where this comes together for you Seattleites is: the Seattle Police Department went on strike in 2025. Bad move for them, because the governor declared the strike illegal, fired them all, and then hired Lone Star to do the policing. They’ve spread like cockroaches across North America ever since.
Lone Star is a corporation and a police force. That’s a problem, because the buddy-buddy nature of the corporate elite and the various paramilitary forces of the world is a big reason the world is in the shape it is. A for-profit police force highlights all sorts of conflicts of interest, and yet cities across North America are signing on to let the Star keep the peace. This sits with any good neo-anarchist about as well as washing down a ChemYum Burrito from the Stuffer Shack with milk found in the dumpster out back.