Skip to comments.Missouri report on militias, terrorists draws criticism
Posted on 03/15/2009 7:53:29 PM PDT by GoldStandard
A new document meant to help Missouri law enforcement agencies identify militia members or domestic terrorists has drawn criticism for some of the warning signs mentioned.
The Feb. 20 report called "The Modern Militia Movement" mentions such red flags as political bumper stickers for third-party candidates, such as U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, who ran for president last year; talk of conspiracy theories, such as the plan for a superhighway linking Canada to Mexico; and possession of subversive literature.
"It seems like they want to stifle political thought," said Roger Webb, president of the University of Missouri campus Libertarians. "There are a lot of third parties out there, and none of them express any violence. In fact, if you join the Libertarian Party, one of the things you sign in your membership application is that you don't support violence as a means to any ends."
But state law enforcement officials said the report is being misinterpreted.
Lt. John Hotz of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the report comes from publicly available, trend data on militias. It was compiled by the Missouri Information Analysis Center, a "fusion center" in Jefferson City that combines resources from the federal Department of Homeland Security and other agencies. The center, which opened in 2005, was set up to collect local intelligence to better combat terrorism and other criminal activity, he said.
"All this is an educational thing," Hotz said of the report. "Troopers have been shot by members of groups, so it's our job to let law enforcement officers know what the trends are in the modern militia movement."
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I have a new campaign rally against the ABCs which attack those (who are non-violent) in the Patriot Movement: DEFUND THE FBI, DHS, NSA, SS, CIA and FEMA!
Just the first small step to suppressing free speech and political descent. It’s a sad day that this is in my state.
Lights out in thirty minutes. Back to your cells.
This is why. My guard goes up anytime I hear government proclaim someone as a "terrorist." We could be the targets.
Yep, collecting names of “dissenters” is the first step of rounding them up.
I thought terrorists were just all misunderstood. I thought Islam is a religion of peace, so why isn’t Christianity? I thought Allah and Jehovah are the same God? So why does Islam get a pass for killing Americans and Americans are criminalized for wanting freedom? How useful to us is a government who doesn’t represent us? Do they just want to stir up more anger and dissent? And where in the hell are the Patrick Henrys of the world when you need them?
Hell, defund the entire federal goverment and every state stop paying taxes to them and protect their citizens from the fallout. In short, every state goverment kick the feds out and don’t let them back in until they abide by the law of the land, the Constitution and let the commies have the feds and all the COSTS that go with them. Let freedom ring, America.
Thought you two might want to see this one. Joe, I’m disappointed in our state.
Police are NOT YOUR FRIENDS. The term “jack booted thugs” has meaning. THe people providing this guide are enemies. They are lying and spinning just as much as an MS-NBC host.
Ron Paul was NOT a third party candidate, not that it should make ANY DIFFERENCE. He ran for the GOP. Yes, he seemed weird at the time, ranting about the economy and the Fed. He seems distinctly less weird now. As the rap song says “F*** the Police.
Oh heck. I guess I’m gonna get stopped when I drive through Missouri. I have bumper stickers on my car . . . at least two dozen.
Things like “Don’t Tax Me Bro’” and “I carry a pistol because a rifle won’t fit in my purse” and a little one that says “infidel” and some fake gunshot holes and other stuff.
There is no Constitutional party, because there is no Constitution in America any more. It’s all run from the top down, not the bottom up, the way it was intended to be run.
Who does these studies? Radical Islamists kill thousands of citizens on 9/11 and now the liberals in Washington want to make nice to them.
Meanwhile, American citizens who follow the law, pay taxes, raise kids in 2 parent families, believe in God, want small government and free enterprise, plus enjoy the shooting sports are called the the “modern militia movement” and are said to be potential cop killers. This is nuts. Conservatives and those who want the Republic as formed by the Constitution are the cure for America and not the enemy.
So, if a conservative illegal immigrant with a copy of Hayek’s Constitution of Liberty in his back seat were stopped for his Ron Paul bumper sticker, could he sue for “profiling”?
Your Osama bumper sticker is fine.
Your Ron Paul bumper sticker is a “red flag”.
They sure want to kill free speech. OMG. A Ron Paul bumper sticker makes you a terrorists? Because he has a brain? Pretty sad stuff.
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