Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Missouri Highway Patrol chief admits MIAC Militia report "created a lot of harm"

Interesting in the light of current events:

A law enforcement agency whose leaked report suggesting militia members tend to favor certain political candidates sparked outrage among conservatives has no immediate plans to compile other such intelligence reports, an official said Wednesday.
Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. James Keathley told a special House committee that the intelligence assessments compiled by the Missouri Information Analysis Center, which is part of the Highway Patrol, contain valuable information but that there were no immediate plans to draft new reports.

"I don't know if we will ever get back in the business of producing strategic reports to be very honest with you," Keathley told committee members. "This report created us a lot of harm, a lot of problems. I'm not going to stand here and say anything other than that, we all know that's why we're all here."

I give Keathley a lot of credit here, even this late in the game.

But I think he's wrong. I think that fusion centers are supposed to do intelligence reports. They are just supposed to do good ones.

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