Skip to comments.'Oath Keepers' are back on the rooftops in Ferguson despite St. Louis County ordinance
Posted on 12/03/2014 6:21:33 AM PST by Second Amendment First
A volunteer group of security guards associated with the national constitutional rights organization Oath Keepers says it never abandoned its post in Ferguson after being targeted by police for operating without a license.
St. Louis County police confronted the well-armed volunteers early Wednesday as they guarded the rooftops of buildings previously vandalized during unrest in Ferguson.
The reason the Oath Keepers were not allowed to remain on the rooftops is that the individuals from the group did not adhere to St. Louis County ordinance regulating security officers, couriers, and guards, St. Louis County police spokesman Shawn McGuire said Tuesday in a prepared statement.
He said ordinance 701.115 lays out the requirements.
As a matter of public safety, the St. Louis County Police Department must adhere to our policies that ensure security personnel have the required background and qualifications to perform such a role, he added.
Sam Andrews, a local leader of Oath Keepers who in the original Post-Dispatch story on this topic wouldnt provide his last name, said Tuesday that the guards returned to their posts after being told of the countys regulation.
Once we read the statute, we laughed at it, he said. Then, the next night, we were there.
He pointed out part of the ordinance that describes a security guard as a person who is employed. He said the Oath Keepers active in Ferguson include former or off-duty police officers, as well as people with extensive military experience. He said all are unpaid for the work they are doing above a strip of stores and apartments two blocks from the Ferguson police and fire departments.
This is not America, he said. We dont tax volunteers.
Since theyve been back on the rooftops, Andrews said police havent tried to enforce the ordinance.
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Some laws, the ones that oppress the mainstream and law-abiding folks, are enforced. You know, like the law about helping to protect a business from savage looters and arsonists.
HOWEVER, other laws like the ones against looting and burning down businesses, are not enforced.
This results in a totalitarian police state, and a FReeper pointed out yesterday that the Soviets did the exact same thing to keep the populace under control: the state used common criminals to terrorize the citizens.
Besides that, Oathkeepers don't accept just anyone, they are pretty picky about who they associate with as members. I don't believe they are going to dig up any untrained members.
St. Michael, the Media’s Dark Angel.
We’re regulating people who help to keep order in a time of riot and looting?
Stuck on stupid.
Yeah, the Oath Keepers should stand down just as soon as the Ferguson cops go ask the rioters for their “looting permit”.
You have to remember yo pay the toll to the governmental troll.As long as you pay their requisite fees your all right.
It has zero to do with training.
Ferguson: Where Open Carry Leads
Six people (4 patrons and 2 suspects) shot in St. Louis Bar.
Patron, retired Officer shot the suspects. Third suspect got away.
The patrons (and victims) were 63, 66, and 73 years of age. Sounds like a biker gang bar. /s
Glad the retired cop was there and stopped the punks before they could do any more damage. Prayers for these victims that they can heal ok.
The perps just started shooting. I guess the bar is popular with retired police. If I’m going into a bar, it’s where some good guys are packing.
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