If you heard last Sunday's Last Americans Standing Show, you all know how deeply upset I have been after reading the eight page document release to law enforcement officers in Missouri. I was on the verge of releasing a new article calling on millions of Americans to stand up and demand that this MIAC document be retracted and an apology issued.
That will no longer be needed. It appears that the folks in Missouri have decided to do the right thing. In response to ALIPAC's letter to the Missouri Governor's office, we just received the following response.
ALIPAC's letter of inquiry to Missouri Governor.
|Department of Public Safety|
MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
Colonel James F. Keathley, Superintendent
An Internationally Accredited Agency
Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon Governor
John M. Britt
March 25, 2009
The release of a report on militia groups last month by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) has led me to take a hard look at the manner in which the Missouri State Highway Patrol oversees the dissemination of law enforcement information by the MIAC. My review of the procedures used by the MIAC in the three years since its inception indicates that the mechanism in place for oversight of reports needs improvement.
Until two weeks ago, the process for release of reports from the MIAC to law enforcement officers around the state required no review by leaders of the Missouri State Highway Patrol
or the Department of Public Safety. That process had been unchanged since the MIAC began issuing these reports in June 2007.
For instance, the militia report was created by a MIAC employee, reviewed by the MIAC director, and sent immediately to law enforcement agencies across Missouri. The militia report was never reviewed by me or by the Director of Public Safety, John Britt, at any point prior to
its issuance. Had that report been reviewed by either my office or by leaders of the Department
of Public Safety, it would never have been released to law enforcement agencies.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety believe that law enforcement officers require intelligence of the highest quality and that the report in question does not meet that standard. For that reason, I have ordered the MIAC to permanently cease distribution of the militia report. Further, I am creating a new process for oversight of reports drafted by the MIAC that will require leaders of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety to review the content of these reports before they are shared with law enforcement. My office will also undertake a review of the origin of the report by MIAC.
In the future, high-level review of these reports prior to issuance will ensure not only that law enforcement officers get better quality intelligence, but also that certain subsets of Missourians will not be singled out inappropriately in these reports for particular associations. The Highway Patrol has already developed a new system for this review, and is working cooperatively with the Department of Public Safety to integrate departmental leadership fully in that process.
JAMES F. KEATHLEY, Colonel
This is indeed excellent news and hopefully the employee or employees of the Missouri MIAC that decided to use false political propoganda from the ADL and SPLC will be thrown out on their ear to look for a new career.
President, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC
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