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To: schmidt_ka@leg.wa.gov
From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar]
Subject: SLS: "Paper Terrorism" Memo from Rep. Karen Schmidt

TO:   Rep. Karen Schmidt, Chairman [sic]
      Organized Crime Advisory Board
      Washington State Patrol
      State of Washington

DATE: September 22, 1997

Dear Ms. Schmidt:

Would you kindly confirm whether, or not,
you authored all, or part, of this memo
on "paper terrorism" [sic]?  See below.

Were you in any way responsible for faxing
two (2) separate copies of this memo to my
office fax machine, anonymously?

Thank you, in advance, for your assistance.

Sincerely yours,

/s/ Paul Mitchell

Counselor at Law, federal witness,
and private attorney general

copies:  Supreme Law School (electronic)
         Washington State Attorney General (hard copy)
         Judge Alex Kozinski (supervising) (hard copy)

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                       State of Washington
                     Washington State Patrol
                 General Administration Building
                         P.O. Box 42600
                 Olympia, Washington 98504-2600
                         (360) 753-6540

September 17, 1997

TO:       Washington State Senators
          Washington State Representatives

FROM:     Representative Karen Schmidt, Chairman [sic]
          Organized Crime Advisory Board

SUBJECT:  Paper Terrorism

It  has   been  brought  to  my  attention  that  anti-government
organizations  have   been  utilizing   a  tactic  called  "paper
terrorism" to  effectively disable  government.  Commonly, public
officials are  personally targeted.   This widespread practice is
accomplished by  overburdening our  communications, business,  or
judicial systems with frivolous or repetitive petitions, property
liens, and small claims court actions.

Enclosed is a brief explanation of this process.  If you feel you
are a victim of "paper terrorism," I encourage you to contact the
Washington State  Patrol, Organized  Crime Intelligence  Unit, in
Olympia at (360) 753-3277, for assistance.


                         PAPER TERRORISM


Since the  early 1990's  there has  been a noticeable increase in
the number  of people  across the  country who  have  joined  and
continue to  participate in  the anti-government movement.  These
individuals view themselves as victims of a government conspiracy
to take  away their individual rights and liberties.  They do not
recognize most forms of county, state, and federal government and
therefore create  their own  self-styled  government.    National
speakers in  the anti-government extremists or "Patriot" movement
conduct recruitment  and information  seminars across  Washington
State, as  well as  the  entire  country.    These  seminars  and
recruitment  meetings   fuel  bizarre   conspiracy  theories  and
communicate  new  trends  within  the  anti-government  movement.
Paper terrorism  has grown  from a  trend to  a full scale tactic
used upon  businesses, private  individuals, government  services
and elected officials.


Paper terrorism  is designed  to clog  government  services  with
meaningless requests  which consume  time and  disrupt schedules.
In the  private sector  paper terrorism  is an  attempt to extort
money, goods  or services.   Some  examples  of  paper  terrorism

*    Bogus liens  placed upon  personal  property  of  government
     officials and private individuals.

*    Frivolous lawsuits filed in state and federal courts against
     businesses and government entices [sic].

*    Drafting and  passing  counterfeit  bank  checks  and  other
     fraudulent negotiable  instruments aimed  at defrauding  the
     financial community and businesses.

*    Common Law Courts that issue homemade subpoenas to citizens,
     businesses and government officials.

*    Challenging judges  in an  effort to  disqualify them  on  a
     current case and to repeat their motions to disqualify these
     judges from  hearing future  cases by  referencing the prior

*    Scheming to  avoid paying  state sales tax during a purchase
     by declaring  to be  a non  resident and  then filing claims
     with the state's risk management section if refused.

*    Disrupting  the  court  system  by  persuading  fellow  jail
     inmates to defend themselves as Patriots, thus tying up more
     of the courts and prosecutors time.

*    Distributing the  extremist Citizens Handbook to foster jury

*    using the  Internet  to  promote  extremist  ideas  such  as
     "Assassination Politics"  or predicting the date of death of
     a law  enforcement officer  or government  official to win a
     cash price.

*    Filing bogus claims in small claims court.

*    Requesting information  from  courts,  government  agencies,
     elected officials  and businesses  in the  form of frivolous
     questions in an effort to consume employee's time.

Tell-tale signs of Patriot extremists can often be found in their
conversation  or   written  documents.    Common  indicators  are
biblical passages,  referring  to  the  state  as  a  "republic",
calling zip codes a "postal zone", refusing to acknowledge direct
questions, separating their middle and last names with a comma or
colon, placing  a thumb  print on  a document, claiming the court
has no  authority, or  using the  phrases:   all rights reserved,
without prejudice,  UCC 1-207,  pro se, sui juris, united states,
Black's law.

Analysis and Trends

These anti-government  extremists and  supporters  are  convinced
citizens  are  being  systematically  oppressed  by  an  illegal,
totalitarian government.   They  believe the time for traditional
political reform  has passed,  that their  freedom will  only  be
secured  by  resistance  to  the  law  and  attacks  against  the
government in several forms.

Members of these groups bond to one another and lose contact with
other people who hold different opinions.  The isolation works to
reinforce their  views, which  in turn  gives them  new  purpose.
This new purpose may take ordinary ideas to extremes, rationalize
their problems  into blaming  government, and  cause  members  to
compete with each other to make stronger statements.

Trend and Incident Reporting

If  you   become  victimized  by  paper  terrorism,  contact  the
Washington State  Patrol Organized  Crime  Intelligence  Unit  at
(360) 753-3277,  extension 121.   All  acts reaching  a  criminal
level should  be referred to your local law enforcement agency or
prosecutor's office.

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