Reference Docs/Links


FS purchases 700 tasers (Electronic Control Devices):

FS guidelines including the protocol for taser use:

Top FS law enforcement officer John Twiss quoted speaking of his officers using deadly force at Rainbow gathering:

Incident Command Team head Gene Smithson swore under oath that “Every year we are – we are going to be recertified in it (crowd control),” at Rainbow gatherings:

Additional press releases:


“The Rule of Law” radio program, July 3, 2008:
Hour One
Hour Two


Footage of USFS’ attempt to incite riot, July 3, 2007 at Annual Rainbow Gathering in Arkansas
(Part One contains arrest, quiet part, sirens at main meadow, reaction. Plays audio only; video missing as of gathering time last year):
Part One:
Part Two:
Part Three:
Part Four:

“Rainbow Family & Christians Unite to Give Hope After Katrina” film:

“Effects of Rainbow Gatherings on Local Residents” film:

Additional video evidence of the USFS’s harassment campaign against Rainbow Gatherings can be made available to the press.

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