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The Missouri Highway Patrol this week retracted a controversial report on militia activity and will change how such reports are reviewed before being distributed to law enforcement agencies.
The Highway Patrol also will open an investigation into the origin of the report, which linked conservative groups with domestic terrorism and named former presidential candidates Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin.
Lt. Gov. Kinder suggested putting the director of public safety on admin. leave.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Retracting the report doesnt change anything.
Originally posted by Goathief
... and to think many were accusing a certain Mr. Jones of being a fearmongering liar who hoaxed the whole thing!
I'm sure they will all be lining up to apologise!
The Highway Patrol’s announcement followed a news conference in which Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican, suggested putting the director of public safety on administrative leave and investigating how the report was produced.
The uproar revolves around a report released last month by the Missouri Information Analysis Center, a "fusion center" for local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to collaborate on domestic security issues. The report concerned militia movements in Missouri and across the U.S., and described how they had evolved over the last several years.
Originally posted by burntheships
This is excellent! They have even had to choose a "fall" guy, the director of public safety! Fight on!
Originally posted by Trauma
I still think it's unbelievable that they would have the nerve to issue this report. Were they really stupid enough to think the law enforcement would have gone along with it, or are they just trying to set a precedent?