We Need Your Help In Hardin, MT! - NOW!Submitted by billyjack1958 on Sun, 10/04/2009 - 19:48
I just received this in an email...it's as current as one can get on this. Please contact the people listed below...phone numbers and email addresses are provided. THANK YOU!
This is an urgent message regarding our field trip to Hardin yesterday. It is imperative that we call the numbers indicated to demand answers about this situation. Our freedom and sovereignty depend on it. Dan and Mona along with Red Beckman will be interviewed tonight on the Patriots Hearts Network at 7:00pm Montana time. This is the link http://www.blogtalkradio..... Be sure to call in with your questions or comments.
Subject: Our Field Trip to Hardin
Go ahead and ask a question in town about the jail. You will find out shortly that the majority of these citizens have bought the story from American Police Forces hook line and sinker. They are selling bunny rabbits and rainbows. The word on the street is that APF has offered three Mercedes Black SUVs to the town of Hardin if they break the contract with the local sheriff's department. Then they only need to hire their own local city law enforcement. There is only one problem with this idea. They can't afford to hire these city police officers. In fact the town is so broke they haven't paid the sheriff's department in some time. APF to the rescue again, they will provide the funding. So if they really cared for the city why aren't they just paying the bill to the sheriff's dept.? Maybe because they can't control them. I think they are trying to buy the local city police force. Think about it?
Go check out the last three issues of the local paper The Big Horn news. We were set straight in there as soon as we mentioned the word APF. They are definitely not neutral on this issue. This newspaper seems to really be trying hard to debunk everything about APF.
APF has apparently gone door to door down town. They are enticing all the business owners with a homeless shelter, new jobs, animal shelters, $5 per prisoner per day, Free Mercedes police vehicles etc.
If you ask a question in town like, "where are the prisoners coming from?" It will no doubt elicit a response like, "they are going to provide 200 jobs and 80% will be locally hired". You can hardly believe the answers you will get. It is like everyone in town is a PR person for APF.
We went over to city hall and got the draft meeting minutes from the meeting where they voted 6-0 to stop the contract with the sheriff's dept. In these meeting minutes it clearly says that Two Rivers Authority signed a contract with APF. The minutes go on to state that they are going to amend the contract and re-sign it. Then it will be available for public viewing. Once the bond holders have signed as well. The Two Rivers Authority was created by the city of Hardin in 2004. So it is under Hardin City. When we requested the document from the city and Larry Vandersloot who is on the board of Two Rivers Authority we were denied.
We advised them of the Montana State Constitution Article II section 9
Section 9. Right to know. No person shall be deprived of the right to examine documents or to observe the deliberations of all public bodies or agencise of state government and its subdivisions.
They said to talk to their lawyers. Of course none of their lawyers are answering their phones. We then proceeded to the sheriff's office to file a complaint against Larry Vandersloot and the City. We were advised by the county attorney that we had a right to see the contract as soon as the bond holders had signed it. Why are they all hiding this document?
Look at Montana State Constitution Article II section 33
Section 33. Importation of armed persons. No armed person or persons shall be brought into this state for the preservation of peace, or the suppression of domestic violence, except upon the application of the legislature, or of the governor when the legislature cannot be convened.
This contract was signed by Two Rivers Authority in California with APF a California corporation. This was a huge blunder. They only want us to see the amended version, because they broke the Constitution by signing the first contract with a CA corporation. APF has filed with the Secretary of State to become a Montana corporation. That is in my opinion why they are waiting for a new amended version. They need the APF to be a Montana corporation before the contract is legal. We need to call the Secretary of State and ask her not to certify this corporation. They are doing everything they can to clean this thing up. Like taking the illegal Hardin City Police logos off of the Mercedes SUVs. Why weren't they arrested for impersonating police officers?
They seem to be breaking Montana State Constitution Article II section 8
Section 8. Right of participation. The public has the right to expect governmental agencies to afford such reasonable opportunity for citizen participation in the operation of the agencies prior to the final decision as may be provided by law.
How can we be told that we can only see the contract after it has been signed? That doesn't seem to uphold the Montana Constitution. There is no citizen participation in the contract process. Why hide it? If these guys are who they say they are, we have no problems right? If this contract is in the best interest of the citizens of Montana let us review it first.
We must act please call, write, email or visit these people and get that contract. Not the amended version, but the original. It's our Constitutional right to see those documents. Before they are finalized.
Thanks in advance for your participation
Al Peterson VP TRA
Becky Shay Spokesperson for APF
Larry Vandersloot Board Member TRA
Public Works Director
TRA Atty. Becky Convery
Hardin City Hall
Big Horn County Attorney
Big Horn County Sheriff
Secretary of State
P.S. We did get a picture of one of the black Mercedes SUVs. The logo was removed. It is being driven around town without licensing or a dealer plate. No police enforcement on that either. It still has all the dealership info on it. House of Imports in CA. The prison is in town next to the IGA. The city and prison are outside of the reservation so regular state laws apply.
Also, the seriousness conveyed in the Missoulian article, http://www.missoulian.com..., is just the tip of the iceberg. You must contact these legislators immediately.
Here is a list of interim committee members. These folks need to be buried with calls/emails asking for a full investigation into the Hardin debacle and an explanation of why the committee has failed to tackle the issue at the last meeting when the subject was brought up by Rep. Ebinger and Senator Hinkle.
Rep. Shannon Augare, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Ron Stoker, V. Chair, email@example.com
Rep. David Howard, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Mike Menahan, email@example.com
Rep. Ken Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Bob Ebinger, email@example.com
Senator John Esp, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Carol Juneau, email@example.com
Senator Jesse Laslovich, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Lynda Moss, email@example.com
Senator Jim Shockley, (406) 643-3817
Senator Greg Hinkle, firstname.lastname@example.org