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Re: Memo From Washington Gestapo Tyranny

Wow, Assassination politics (as Anonymous claims)  made its way into the
anti-terrorism manuals...


In misc.survivalism, Anonymous wrote:
>                       State of Washington
>                     Washington State Patrol
>                 General Administration Building
>                         P.O. Box 42600
>                 Olympia, Washington 98504-2600
>                         (360) 753-6540
>September 17, 1997
>TO:       Washington State Senators
>          Washington State Representatives
>FROM:     Representative Karen Schmidt, Chairman [sic]
>          Organized Crime Advisory Board
>SUBJECT:  Paper Terrorism
>It  has   been  brought  to  my  attention  that  anti-government
>organizations  have   been  utilizing   a  tactic  called  "paper
>terrorism" to  effectively disable  government.  Commonly, public
>officials are  personally targeted.   This widespread practice is
>accomplished by  overburdening our  communications, business,  or
>judicial systems with frivolous or repetitive petitions, property
>liens, and small claims court actions.
>Enclosed is a brief explanation of this process.  If you feel you
>are a victim of "paper terrorism," I encourage you to contact the
>Washington State  Patrol, Organized  Crime Intelligence  Unit, in
>Olympia at (360) 753-3277, for assistance.
>                         PAPER TERRORISM
>Since the  early 1990's  there has  been a noticeable increase in
>the number  of people  across the  country who  have  joined  and
>continue to  participate in  the anti-government movement.  These
>individuals view themselves as victims of a government conspiracy
>to take  away their individual rights and liberties.  They do not
>recognize most forms of county, state, and federal government and
>therefore create  their own  self-styled  government.    National
>speakers in  the anti-government extremists or "Patriot" movement
>conduct recruitment  and information  seminars across  Washington
>State, as  well as  the  entire  country.    These  seminars  and
>recruitment  meetings   fuel  bizarre   conspiracy  theories  and
>communicate  new  trends  within  the  anti-government  movement.
>Paper terrorism  has grown  from a  trend to  a full scale tactic
>used upon  businesses, private  individuals, government  services
>and elected officials.
>Paper terrorism  is designed  to clog  government  services  with
>meaningless requests  which consume  time and  disrupt schedules.
>In the  private sector  paper terrorism  is an  attempt to extort
>money, goods  or services.   Some  examples  of  paper  terrorism
>*    Bogus liens  placed upon  personal  property  of  government
>     officials and private individuals.
>*    Frivolous lawsuits filed in state and federal courts against
>     businesses and government entices [sic].
>*    Drafting and  passing  counterfeit  bank  checks  and  other
>     fraudulent negotiable  instruments aimed  at defrauding  the
>     financial community and businesses.
>*    Common Law Courts that issue homemade subpoenas to citizens,
>     businesses and government officials.
>*    Challenging judges  in an  effort to  disqualify them  on  a
>     current case and to repeat their motions to disqualify these
>     judges from  hearing future  cases by  referencing the prior
>     challenges.
>*    Scheming to  avoid paying  state sales tax during a purchase
>     by declaring  to be  a non  resident and  then filing claims
>     with the state's risk management section if refused.
>*    Disrupting  the  court  system  by  persuading  fellow  jail
>     inmates to defend themselves as Patriots, thus tying up more
>     of the courts and prosecutors time.
>*    Distributing the  extremist Citizens Handbook to foster jury
>     nullification.
>*    using the  Internet  to  promote  extremist  ideas  such  as
>     "Assassination Politics"  or predicting the date of death of
>     a law  enforcement officer  or government  official to win a
>     cash price.
>*    Filing bogus claims in small claims court.
>*    Requesting information  from  courts,  government  agencies,
>     elected officials  and businesses  in the  form of frivolous
>     questions in an effort to consume employee's time.
>Tell-tale signs of Patriot extremists can often be found in their
>conversation  or   written  documents.    Common  indicators  are
>biblical passages,  referring  to  the  state  as  a  "republic",
>calling zip codes a "postal zone", refusing to acknowledge direct
>questions, separating their middle and last names with a comma or
>colon, placing  a thumb  print on  a document, claiming the court
>has no  authority, or  using the  phrases:   all rights reserved,
>without prejudice,  UCC 1-207,  pro se, sui juris, united states,
>Black's law.
>Analysis and Trends
>These anti-government  extremists and  supporters  are  convinced
>citizens  are  being  systematically  oppressed  by  an  illegal,
>totalitarian government.   They  believe the time for traditional
>political reform  has passed,  that their  freedom will  only  be
>secured  by  resistance  to  the  law  and  attacks  against  the
>government in several forms.
>Members of these groups bond to one another and lose contact with
>other people who hold different opinions.  The isolation works to
>reinforce their  views, which  in turn  gives them  new  purpose.
>This new purpose may take ordinary ideas to extremes, rationalize
>their problems  into blaming  government, and  cause  members  to
>compete with each other to make stronger statements.
>Trend and Incident Reporting
>If  you   become  victimized  by  paper  terrorism,  contact  the
>Washington State  Patrol Organized  Crime  Intelligence  Unit  at
>(360) 753-3277,  extension 121.   All  acts reaching  a  criminal
>level should  be referred to your local law enforcement agency or
>prosecutor's office.
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