Sam Andrews

Sam Andrews2 posts
29 Nov, 2014

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.

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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