Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Case For & Against MIAC Reports


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AGAINST
Speaking at the special committee hearing Wednesday, political activist Catherine Bleish called MIAC's centralization of intelligence "a very dangerous" threat to democracy.
"It seems to me from listening to testimony today that the MIAC center was created by a government that is fearful of its people in some way," said Bleish.
"This is a very big red flag. What business do we have walking that fine line of identifying people as potential terrorists?," she asked.
*WATCH HER MAKE HER CASE ABOVE*
ALSO: VID CHECK: About :59 seconds in, notice the MIAC director's reaction (while he's packing up), when Bleish mentions concern about coordination between law enforcement agencies.
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FOR
Cole County Sheriff Greg White urged lawmakers to continue to allow MIAC to issue strategic reports because he said they help reduce potential acts of violence and keep Missourians safe.
"Being the poster child for Right to Life, I would tell you, I wasn't the least bit offended by the document published," Sheriff White testified, referring to the "Militia Movement" report.
"We need the strategic arm of MIAC restored . . . To think that we would not do strategic work within the fusion center is to say that it's ok to commit certain acts of violence," he added.
*WATCH HIM MAKE HIS CASE ABOVE*

1 comment:

Mild said...

There you go Missouri. Your Law Enforcement wants to document your behavior in order to incite a fight or flight response in police.