New Leadership in Missouri and march update




This is an audio interview from August 26th, with Stewart Rhodes and John Karriman. John is now the new point of contact for the state of Missouri, and taking the lead on our Ferguson CPT initiatives, as well as spearheading our upcoming March. John is a retired police officer and currently teaches at the Missouri Southern State regional police academy, where he teaches defensive tactics and use of force considerations.

In this interview, Stewart Rhodes and John discuss the importance of good peace officers calling out the bad behavior they witness in their fellow officers, otherwise we see a loss of credibility in the Police, in the eyes of the community. Stewart and John then move on to discussing the troublemakers that they saw stirring up trouble in Ferguson last year, and how they were also seen at other areas of civil unrest, including South Carolina and New York. John then goes on to talk about some of the good citizens who at first believed the main stream media demonization of the Oath Keepers, and then later returned to offer apologies and thank them for what they were doing, when they helped to protect not only businesses and homes, but the citizens themselves. John was instrumental in leading those volunteers during the riots last November and December. John was also there this year during the latest rounds of unrest, providing open carry protection for the news crew and local businesses as well as standing up for the rights of protesters. We will be moving forward with our march on Ferguson, with John in the lead.

Jason Van Tatenhove


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About Author

Stewart Rhodes

Stewart is the founder and National President of Oath Keepers. He served as a U.S. Army paratrooper until disabled in a rough terrain parachuting accident during a night jump. He is a former firearms instructor, former member of Rep. Ron Paul’s DC staff, and served as a volunteer firefighter in Montana. Stewart previously wrote the monthly Enemy at the Gates column for S.W.A.T. Magazine. Stewart graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper “Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status” won Yale’s Miller prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. He assisted teaching U.S. military history at Yale, was a Yale Research Scholar, and is writing a book on the dangers of applying the laws of war to the American people.