From our Ask And Ye Shall Receive department: We asked back in January '06 if anyone had a non-redacted copy of the "Denver Police Department Intelligence Bureau [DPDIB] Information Summary" that contained the allegation that
Professor Ward Churchill and Professor Glenn Morris had been targeted for assassination (Russell Means "would only be injured"); a week ago we mentioned that allegation again because the blog "Censored" was thumping the tub about it once again. The main outrage among the DBAB seems to be that Denver police knew of the "plot" but failed to warn Churchill, Morris, and Means of the danger. Denver Post reporter Amy Herdy (she of the deficient math skills) co-wrote the article Churchill's current wife, Natsu Nancy Elaine Truthforce Taylor Saito, and the ACLU-CO has been waving like a bloody shirt as proof of the Denver PD's callous disregard for the safety of Churchill, Morris and Means.
Today, we received in the mail a differently-redacted copy of—not the Denver PD's Orion system's "Incident File Report"—but what purports to be the DPDIB "Information Summary" on "Ward Churchill, Glen Morris, and Russell Means", dated 11-22-94. Follows the complete text of the Narrative section of that summary (names that are redacted but hand-written in by persons unknown are shown below as strikeout; all errors in the original):
IN OCTOBER 1994First, "S.A." stands for "Special Agent" as in "FBI Special Agent."
DET. PONTARELLIWAS CONTACTED BY S.A. RK HOLTSLAW, WHO RELATED THAT THE FBI HAD BEEN CONTACTED BY AN INFORMANT, WHO INDICATED THAT THE ABOVE SUBJECTS, WHO ARE LEADERS OF COLORADO A.I.M., HAD BEEN ON THE OUTS WITH OTHER INDIAN FACTIONS. INFORMATION WAS THAT GLEN MORRIS AND WARD CHURCHILL WERE TO BE KILLED, AND RUSSELL MEANS WOULD ONLY BE INJURED, IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET HIM BACK IN LINE WITH NATIONAL A.I.M. LEADERS. GLEN MORRIS AND WARD CHURCHILL ARE NOT FULL-BLOODED NATIVE AMERICANS, AND THEIR RADICAL ACTIVITY IS BEING SCRUTINIZED BY MORE TRADITIONAL NATIVE AMERICANS. THE ALLEGED HIT WAS GOING TO BE MADE TO LOOK LIKE THE "FEDS" WERE INVOLVED, AND IT IS ALLEGED THAT IT WILL TAKE PLACE BY THE END OF THE YEAR. DET. HOLTSLAWINDICATED THAT THE DENVER SHERATON TECH CENTER HOTEL WOULD BE HOST TO THE 51ST, CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIANS CONVENTION FROM NOVEMBER 13, 1994 TO NOVEMBER 18, 1994. THERE WAS CONCERN ON HIS PART, IN THAT FBI AGENTS WOULD BE MANING A RECRUITMENT BOOTH AT THE CONVENTION, AND THE TIMING OF THE CONVENTION IS NEAR THE END OF THE YEAR AND IS IN THE DENVER AREA WHERE CHURCHILL AND MORRIS LIVE, AND RUSSELL MEANS IS KNOWN TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME. DET. PONTARELLIINFORMED S.A. HOTLSLAWOF THE HOSTILITIES OF THE PAST YEAR OR SO BETWEEN LEADERS OF A.I.M. COLORADO AND NATIONAL A.I.M., AND OF THE SO CALLED "DECLARATION OF WAR", WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN THE BASIS OF THE INFORMANT'S INFORMATION.
INFORMATION WAS GIVEN TO
S.A. HOLTSLAWTO CONTACT CHURCHILL, MORRIS, AND MEANS ABOUT THE ALLEGED THREATS ATTRIBUTED TO THE INFORMATION, AND HE RELATED THAT THEY WOULD BE MONITORING THE CONVENTION.
Now, just so we're clear, the FBI contacts the DPDIB with allegations that an FBI informant says Churchill, Morris and Means may be targeted, to which the DPDIB responds with a recommendation that the FBI alert those targeted—and it's the DPDIB's fault no one is warned? We guess it makes sense—if you're Amy Herdy (reporter/fantasist), Natsu Saito (law professor/book reviewer), or Glenn T. Morris (insignificant puppet).
Drunkablog has a round-up of "Colorado edumacation notes"
From our Looks Like Mom Cut A Persyn We Know's Allowance department: MIM announces the "indefinite suspension" of the paper version of "MIM Notes"