Missouri Journalist Silenced, Shot & Caged for Questioning 'Authorities'
Jeffrey Weinhaus sought to inform others about governmental agent abuses. After posting a video in which he demanded that those in the “justice” system shape-up or step-down, his computers were stolen by Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) employees. Weeks later, at an arranged meeting where Weinhaus was told he was to receive back his property, Weinhaus was shot four times. Weinhaus recovered and is now caged. Weinhaus is a political prisoner who was targeted because he spoke out against those who claim the right to control others. He didn’t harm another person or property. This situation can be described as a classic case of police employees protecting their own.
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Eastern Reception Diagnostic Corr Center
ATTN: Jeffrey Weinhaus, #12617782727
Bonne Terre, MO 63628
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