REGRET & REMOVE
The Director of Missouri's Public Safety Department said Monday he regrets certain portions of a statewide security report that was construed as offensive to supporters of third party political candidates.
In a letter to former presidential candidates Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin, Department of Public Safety Director John Britt acknowledged that "some regrettable information was included in the report on militia groups in Missouri."
"While the intent of the report was only to identify certain traits that are sometimes shared by members of militia organizations, this report is too easily misinterpreted as suggesting that militia members may be identified by no other indicator than support for one particular candidate or political organization," wrote Britt. "This is an undesired and unwarranted outcome. 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 any other third-party political organization or candidate."
Britt said he has ordered that portion of the Feb. 20th report to be removed to excise all reference to "Ron Paul, Bob Barr or Chuck Baldwin."
The letter does not address other portions of the report which describes extreme anti-tax, anti-abortion and anti-immigration characteristics as potential signs of a militia member.
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