"Public Servants" Going After "Constitutional
"Public Servants" Going After
by Angel Shamaya
November 14, 2001
KeepAndBearArms.com -- The Phoenix
Federal Bureau of Investigation created a flyer some time back during
Clinton's Presidency, asking the recipients to help them
fight domestic terrorism. I received one of these flyers this past weekend
at the Arizona "Freedom in the 21st Century" gathering.
County Sheriff's Office (Greater Phoenix, Arizona) and the Maricopa
County Attorney were placed on the flyer, as well -- before they saw the
actual wording of the flyer -- in an effort by the FBI to "work jointly
with local law enforcement."
Called the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the
program was created, presumably, to help preserve the American way of
life. This flyer was created -- by the feds -- to disseminate information
about who the bad guys might be. However, its wording made it look like a disinformation
campaign to paint at least a few groups of Real Americans as domestic terrorists. Among other things, the
FBI was asking
"If you encounter any of the following,
Call the Joint Terrorism Task Force":
of the US Constitution against federal government and the UN"
describes many civil liberties groups and most gun rights and American
Sovereignty groups in existence -- and, by extension, their members.]
of individuals engaging in para-military training"
[Such as, perhaps,
shooting your semi-automatic "assault weapon" with some friends out
in the desert?"]
Also being sought are "Common Law Movement
authority for a stop"
[That's illegal now?]
numerous references to the US Constitution"
[That's illegal now?]
to 'police the police'"
[That's illegal now?]
And let's not forget the other potential
"domestic terrorists" being sought. We really need to watch out
for these people:
[Do you meet that
[Know any gun rights
activist who doesn't have at least a touch of rebel pumping through the
Be sure and notice the following two things on
the flyer, as well:
1) There is NOT ONE MENTION of
"Islamic Fundamentalists" anywhere.
2) Defenders of the US Constitution and
the common law from which it grew are being classified on the same level as
the bottom-feeding Skinheads, Nazis and the KKK.
READ THE FLYER FOR YOURSELF
The flyer is a tri-fold, so you'll have to turn
your head sideways to read one of the sections.
NOTE: The far right side of the above
"Front Page" is the actual front of the tri-fold flyer. The far
left side of the above "Back Page" -- the part that mentions the
'defenders of the US Constitution' -- is the inside flap... the first thing you
see when you open the flyer.
HISTORY OF THE FLYER
According to Terry Chapman of the Maricopa
County Sheriff's Office -- whose name is on the flyer as the MCSO contact -- the
FBI created the flyer and printed the MCSO and Attorney's Office before
the text was approved. He
said it was created as a full color brochure to hand out to officers, not for
the general public -- and that as soon as he saw it, he urged them not to use it, knowing it had some problems.
"The flyer never got off the ground,"
said Officer Chapman, "but it did manage to make it's way out -- and maybe
it's right that it did." He genuinely didn't like this piece of junk, and
he showed true concern about my issues with the flyer, too. "We were
not happy with it. It was formulated, I think, for legitimate purposes,
but it fell on stony ground because of the way it was worded -- the unfortunate
profiles that were put in there outraged a number of people who received
"It's dead in the water as far as I
know," said Chapman. "I just can't imagine the FBI putting it
out there again. It wasn't for the public. The fact that it's circulating again
has gotta be by unofficial sources."
Mr. Chapman couldn't name the FBI agent who
created the flyer, saying the individual who created it was no longer with the
FBI's Phoenix branch, which he described as having "revolving
doors." Sheriff's officers didn't like the flyer, either. Said
Chapman, "I had a Lieutenant from our own office call me and ask 'Am I on
your list?' Am I a threat?' for supporting the constitution?'" Chapman was
embarrassed by the seeming targeting of "decent, honorable segments of the
community" by the flyer -- he hoped it would never be handed out or go
anywhere at all.
According to Chapman, the FBI approached the
Sheriff's Office saying they wanted to put a flyer together to help local law
enforcement raise officer awareness about who to watch out for. They asked
for a local contact name and number for use of a flyer they wanted to produce,
and because Terry Chapman heads up MCSO Intelligence, he was the likely
candidate. Possible lesson for Chapman: don't let yourself get used by misguided
federal agents again.
The big question: Why the hell does the FBI
have someone running around promoting that Defenders of the Constitution
(and the common law from which the Constitution was born) are domestic
The FBI has not returned phone calls on this
matter. But suffice it to say that there has been at least one unAmerican weasel
running around their camp urging people to turn against We The Real American
People. We'd sure like to know this fool's name and location within the
Bureau. If you track that information down, please
contact me personally; we've got a bone to pick with him and his boss, U.S.
Attorney General John Ashcroft.
CONTACT THE AGENCIES MENTIONED ON THE FLYER
FBI Phoenix Office
Special Agent in Charge - Guadalupe Gonzalez
FBI's "Civil Rights" Website:
FBI's "Counterterrorism" Website:
FBI Arizona Regional Offices:
The Maricopa Sheriff's Office
Feedback form for Sheriff Joe Arpaio:
Via Website: http://www.mcso.org/submenu.asp?file=public
Via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Maricopa County Attorney
Richard M. Romley