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Exclusive Interview: Oath Keepers Surrounded by 50 Police Told To Stop Defending Building in Ferguson From Fires

Ferguson, Mo- You might have seen them on the news. The people protecting Ferguson businesses from the arsonists and looters ransacking Ferguson, Mo. But here is the real story about the organization protecting those businesses. They’re called Oath Keepers, and they have ex-police and ex-military keeping guard of four Ferguson businesses since late Monday night, Nov. 24, at the permission of the business owners.

Ben Swann traveled to Ferguson and sat down with Sam Andrews, the head of the Ferguson Oath Keeper operation about what the group is doing, how police have responded to them, and why 50 armed police officers surrounded a building where the Oath Keepers were protecting businesses and told them to either leave the buildings rooftop or they would be arrested.

Benswann.com’s Joshua Cook first broke the story over the weekend.

The Oath Keepers have been shown in the media before, but the report was incorrect, according to Stewart Rhodes, national founder of president of the Oath Keepers, who stressed that the group is not just business owners.

“We are not. We are military and police veterans who are volunteer security for local businesses. We have Iraq and Afghanistan combat vets in the rooftops, along with retired cops, guarding the shops,” he said.

The four businesses include Natalie’s Cakes and More, a bakery that was featured on Fox News, a beauty supply store, a dentist’s office and a Chinese restaurant.

In addition to their work keeping businesses safe, and the people living there, the group has also seen some totally bizarre interactions by the federal government and the state highway patrol.

Read the rest of Joshua’s story here

Breaking New Video: Tear gas rains down on Ferguson protestors

FERGUSON, Missouri, August 18, 2014– Last night, tear gas rained down on demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo. just as a curfew was to be imposed for the second night and protests turned violent.

Protestors threw rocks and kicked tear gas canisters back at police while chanting “don’t shoot.” The demonstrations stem from the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Earlier Sunday, an autopsy on Brown’s body was ordered by Attorney General Holder due to the alleged “extraordinary circumstances” surrounding his death.

In the video report, the AP states that protesters had fired back with gunshots.

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Congressmen King, Jones, Massie and Duncan Call for National Guard to Secure Border

Congressmen Steve King (R-IA), Walter Jones (R-NC), Thomas Massie (R-Ky), and Jeff Duncan (R-SC) are the few leaders in Washington who are trying to take action on America’s southern border.

The first item on their agenda: secure the border.

In a press release this weekend, Rep. Jones called on border state governors to deploy their National Guard forces to gain control of the border and turn back any individuals attempting to cross without legal immigration status.

Rep. Jones cosponsored H. Res. 675, which would make this request of the governors of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California as well as recognize and defend the constitutional authority of any governor to deploy the National Guard to secure the border.

“In order to resolve the crisis on our southern border, we need to strictly enforce our immigration laws – something the Obama administration has failed to do,” said Congressman Jones.  “Securing our borders and deporting individuals who have arrived illegally sends a clear message that such behavior will not be rewarded with citizenship in the future, and the National Guard is critical to this effort.”

Rep. Jones, along with other Congressmen, seem to be taking the first step by using a common sense approach to immigration – similar to what Congressman Ron Paul suggested in his book Liberty Definedby simply “enforcing the laws already on the books.”

Below are excerpts from Ron Paul’s Liberty Defined on fixing our current immigration problem:

Enforce the laws now on the books with more border guards; permit states to enforce the law; allow landowners to provide private property security assistance, just as we do every day throughout the United States, and to work with Federal Border Control authorities. Private landowners have a right to post No Trespassing signs on their property to achieve this.

Do not grant automatic citizenship to children of illegal immigrants born in the United States, deliberately or accidentally.

Stop all federal mandates on the states to provide free education and medical care for illegal immigrants. The absurdity that South Texas schools are overburdened with Mexican children going back and forth over the border each day to our public school systems is resented by cash-strapped school districts.

End the drug war. The deteriorating economic conditions and the mess with immigration invite the violence of the drug lords and corrupt officials on both sides. It’s time to break up the coalition of the religious drug warriors and the drug dealers who fight any effort to decriminalize drugs. It’s time to treat all drugs the way we treat alcohol and cigarettes, substances that kill millions more than hard drugs do.

With free markets and private property, a need for immigrant labor becomes obvious. Make it legal and easy with a generous visitor work program.

Immigrants who can’t be sent back due to the magnitude of the problem should not be given citizenship—no amnesty should be granted.