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Missouri Oath Keepers Warn Governor Nixon in Open Letter

Governor Nixon:

The events in Ferguson have shown us daily that the looting and violence by a few is not being stopped, while the right of the people to peaceably assemble and petition government for redress of grievances is not being respected. The current riot control tactics of the local police, rooted in outmoded techniques developed in the 1950’s – and only made worse by the ongoing militarization of our police – are failing the people of Ferguson, giving them a false choice between rampant looting on the one hand, and hyper-militarized police and curfews on the other (which also fail to stop the looting, leaving the mistaken impression among many of the American people that even more militarization and curtailment of free speech and assembly is needed). Our local boots on the ground, made up of retired police officers, military veterans, and intelligence workers (with critical input from current serving Missouri police officers) have answers that could provide the people of Ferguson the relief they need and deserve while respecting their rights. It is time to change a losing game.

The militarized police response we saw in Ferguson did not work. All it did was violate the rights of peaceful protesters and media, alienate the community, and make our country look even more like a police state, with big, intimidating displays of heavily armed, militarized officers, in full “battle-rattle” and backed by BearCat type armored vehicles, firing CS gas and rubber bullets into peaceful protesters and even at media personnel, while failing to stop those relative few who were actually looting, throwing Molotov cocktails, and shooting.

The police focus on peaceful protesters, with lines of policemen equipped in riot gear, in fundamentally static positions – at best, slow, plodding, on-line advances – are easily thwarted by modern looters and thugs with cell phones and team work. Such outdated tactics fail to apprehend those actually looting and shooting.

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So I guess it's safe to

So I guess it's safe to assume that every member of Missouri Oath Keepers will now be labeled a terrorist by the Fed's and be tracked by the NSA for the rest of their lives, assuming they aren't all killed by drones before today is over...

I am seeking to learn the way things ACTUALLY are, not the way someone tells me they are

Bump!!!! Awesome Letter!

Rock on Oath Keepers!!

kind people rock



The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Impressive letter.

I believe the problem for Peace Officers when it comes to joining organizations like "Oath Keepers", comes when their employer finds out about said membership.

Oat keepers?

Which oath are they keeping? No one can be a cop if they honor the constitution.

It's too bad there aren't

It's too bad there aren't more "good cops" out there standing up for the Constitution and defending their role as police officers. The fact that none of them have come out publicly in support of the Constitution is sad. If the so called "good cops" all banned together and took a stand right now, they would probably be able to salvage their reputations as peace keepers. I doubt that will happen though, because that would probably lead to their termination

I am seeking to learn the way things ACTUALLY are, not the way someone tells me they are

Sorry to break it to you

Sorry to be the one to tell you, but Governor Nixon isn't scared of the Oath Keepers organization. He has thousands of armed thugs. Oath Keepers organization has letter writing and fundraising events.