Sam Andrews

Sam Andrews2 posts
29 Nov, 2014
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Guard Ferguson rooftops

Andrews, a former Defense Department contractor who is now a weapons engineer, recruits citizens to guard the rooftops of Ferguson businesses under the auspices of the national group “Oath Keepers”.

It’s really a broad group of citizens, and I’m sure their motivations are all different. In many of them, there’s probably a sense of patriotism. But I think in most of them, there’s probably something that they probably don’t even recognize: that we have a moral obligation to protect the weakest among us. When we see these violent people, these arsonists and anarchists, attacking, it just pokes at you in a deep place. I don’t want any racists in my group. I don’t want any people who want to visit violence on any group. I only want professionals with real credentials that can be verified and have experience in dealing with violence.

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Police tells the Oath Keepers to stop

St. Louis County police tell the Oath Keepers, a group formed by Andrews, to stop guarding the rooftops of Ferguson businesses or they will be arrested for operating without a license. St. Louis County police spokesman, Shawn McGuire:

When we hear information that someone, or a group, is providing security without a license, our department has to investigate the issue.

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