A Semi-Victory for Patriots in Missouri!!!

Excellent news!  The highly controversial militia report—which was issued by a subsidiary of the Department of Homeland Security and was attacking American patriots while completely avoiding any mention of Islamists—has been rescinded.

Now, we just need to get the DHS to start focusing again on the real threats to America – Islamists and Commies!!!

Believe you me, they better be included in that next draft!

This updates our previous coverage HERE.

H/T – Memaw

Missouri Highway Patrol rescinds controversial militia report
By Roseann Moring
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
03/26/2009

Jefferson City — A report about modern militia activity will no longer be distributed to Missouri law enforcement officers after receiving nationwide criticism that it contains political profiling.

The decision came Wednesday, hours after Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder called for Department of Public Safety Director John Britt to be placed on leave because of the report, which said followers of third-party political candidates might be militia members.

But the superintendent of the Missouri Highway Patrol said Britt wasn’t to blame. Instead, Col. James Keathley said, the issue is a flawed oversight system, which will be revamped. Keathley said the report was sent to highway patrol members without being reviewed by him or Britt.

Since the report was leaked to the public earlier this month, it has been criticized by conservatives and third-party candidates.

The report was produced by the Missouri Information Analysis Center as a guide for state troopers. The center, created by the Department of Homeland Security after Sept. 11, is a means to share security information between different entities.

The report, titled, “The Modern Militia,” specifically mentioned 2008 presidential candidates Republican Ron Paul, Libertarian Bob Barr and the Constitution Party’s Chuck Baldwin. It said that militia members “most commonly associate with 3rd party political groups.”

Britt apologized on Monday to the three candidates for the inartful way in which one section of the report was written.

“Upon review and reflection, it is the judgment of the Department of Public Safety that the report should have made no reference to supporters of Ron Paul, Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin or of any other third-party political candidates,” wrote Britt, who is a former Secret Service agent.

In the letter to the three candidates, he promised to redact the section in question.
[Hmmm… Sounds like they are still going to target folks with those “Don’t Tread on Me” flags… ]

Missouri Libertarian Party spokesman Mike Ferguson said his party is happy with Britt’s apology, although they support the efforts of other groups to look at other parts of the report.

The response hasn’t satisfied Kinder. He criticized the public safety director’s apology for not mentioning another aspect of the report, which included militant anti-abortion as an ideology sometimes espoused by militia members. Kinder pointed to other groups, such as eco-terrorists, not mentioned in the report.

“There was no mention of this, because apparently it’s more important to focus on pro-lifers,” he said.

Kinder spokesman Gary McElyea said Keathley’s statement doesn’t change Kinder’s position. “The buck stops with him (Britt) and the governor, and either the governor or Britt should be willing to sit down and answer these questions,” McElyea said.

Keathley didn’t make it clear which parts of the report or which complaints his statement addresses. State patrol Capt. Tim Hull said this center produces such reports independently, meaning neither Nixon nor Britt asked for the data.

Nixon spokesman Scott Holste said the first time the governor saw the report was when it showed up in the media, and the office supports Keathley’s changes. Holste said the governor would leave the enforcement of the new policies to Britt.

The report first appeared on the website of conservative radio commentator Alex Jones. Jones said a law enforcement officer gave it to him.

Department spokesman Mike O’Connell said the department isn’t debating the accuracy of the version online, but wouldn’t provide a copy of the report.

Post-Dispatch reporter Tony Messenger contributed to this report.

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9 Comments on “A Semi-Victory for Patriots in Missouri!!!”


  1. So they aren’t going to be targeting people for flying the Navy’s First Jack anymore? This was insane, the US Navy flies that flag on every ship but the second it’s put on some guys car in ST. Louis we need to arrest the guy? The sad thing is that the people that are supposed to be running that state didn’t even know enough about what was going on until it got picked up by the independent media and people started yelling about it.

    The real question becomes how many things like this are not getting noticed?

  2. Leatherneck Says:

    Looks ike we are off the hook for now. But, those left turds will be back with something like swearing an oath to the one, and getting the number 666 tattooed on your hand or forehead.

    Over.

  3. Leatherneck Says:

    I intend to avoid it too with my shotgun, and fishing tackle. I always hope for the best, but plan for the worse. Just in case.

    Good luck to you.


    • Don’t waste the fishing tackle you might need it to eat, use piano wire or bass guitar strings (their cheaper).

      • Leatherneck Says:

        Lol!


        • I did mean “They’re cheaper”, but yeah, it does the same job if you use the G string from a bass. Not that I have tried this but it’s just good to know just in case…

          That and army surplus stores sell everything you could ever need and gun store sell life itself. It’ll be a sad day when you start referring to your dog as “the emergency food supply”, but civilization should right it’s self in a couple hundred years or so…


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