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July 18, 2017

Former Missouri penitentiary is now a tourist destination

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 12:30 pm

Stone walls of Missouri penitentiary

When I was a child in elementary school, in 1942, I was taken on a class trip to see the penitentiary in Jefferson City, MO. There were still prisoners living in the cells at that time, and almost all of them were African American. I was scared to death about what would happen if those men somehow got out of the penitentiary. They would head straight for my home town which was very close to Jefferson City, and I would probably be killed.

The following quote is from a news article, which you can read in full at http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/housing-hotels-and-more-planned-for-area-around-jefferson-city/article_88ac6531-93a9-5e47-8b07-0b5b0dba5e57.html

Begin quote from news article:

JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri’s capital city may be known as the home of state government, but this community of 43,100 residents is a prison town at heart.

Eight blocks from the domed Capitol sits the remnants of what was once not only the city’s biggest employer, but also one of its largest manufacturing hubs.

The Missouri State Penitentiary is closed and, except for tour groups, nearly abandoned now. But the shuttered structure’s imposing walls loom large at the corner of Lafayette Street and Capitol Avenue.

Last week, Gov. Eric Greitens signed legislation that city leaders hope will help rejuvenate the prison and the largely derelict area around it.

The measure turns over 32 acres of state-owned land to the city, which plans to build roads, hotels and new housing in the shadow of the old fortress. Most of the prison structure itself will remain in state hands.

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9 Comments »

  1. Speaking of tourist attractions…

    Comment by eah — July 19, 2017 @ 10:25 am

    • You wrote: “Speaking of tourist attractions…”

      The tourist attraction that is shown in the photo is in Germany. It should be removed and a park should be located there.

      Comment by furtherglory — July 19, 2017 @ 11:49 am

  2. Good opportunity to mention Bill Armontrout, warden of the penitentiary in Jefferson City (Missouri) in the 1980s, who recommended Fred Leuchter to Ernst Zündel’s defense team as the world’s leading expert on homicidal gassings. Unsurprisingly, the exterminationist clique promptly labelled Leuchter as an incompetent expert. But given that the exterminationists never brought their own expert(s) on homicidal gassings (a thing they would of course have done if they had been able to do so), one must conclude that the United States executed convicts during 6 decades (from the 1920s to the 1980s) without any qualified technician(s) around. No doubt the US rulers would have let such an outrageous allegation go unchallenged for the interests of nobody other than the Zionists (their bosses).

    For info, the Canadian criminal offense of “spreading false news” came from a medieval English law of the 13 th century which prohibited any criticism of the English king and aristocrats. (Something the deceptive mainstream media of course never explain(ed) when they refer(red) to the Zündel trials.) That law had entered the Canadian laws during the development of Canada’s penal system. Of course, that law had been abrogated in England. But the English abrogation hadn’t enter Canada’s penal system. Thus, the criminal offense of “spreading false news” was not about false news but about the prohibition to say things that displease the omnipotent rulers of a specific place in the Middle Ages. Knowing this, I fail to see a more appropriate law to punish Holocaust revisionists, i.e. people who say things that are disliked by the new aristocrats of the Western world. 😉

    Comment by hermie — July 19, 2017 @ 6:12 am

    • edit: Read “executed convicts during 6 decades (from the 1920s to the 1980s) in homicidal gas chambers without any qualified technician(s) around” instead of “executed convicts during 6 decades (from the 1920s to the 1980s) without any qualified technician(s) around”

      Comment by hermie — July 19, 2017 @ 6:14 am

  3. I guess after the Gateway Arch there’s not a lot to see in MO…

    Comment by eah — July 18, 2017 @ 1:11 pm

    • But look at the opportunities to talk to all these people about Fred leuchter and
      the lies of the homicidal gas Chambers in Europe.

      JR

      Comment by Jim Rizoli — July 18, 2017 @ 1:15 pm

    • You wrote: “I guess after the Gateway Arch there’s not a lot to see in MO…”

      When I lived in Missouri in the 1940ies, most of the inhabitants were people of German ancestry. Missouri was like “little Germany”. It was a nice place to live back then, but it has probably changed by now.

      P.S. Now I recall the last time I was in Missouri. I flew in and as I was walking through the airport, I was seeing nothing but German-Americans. For a moment, I thought “Well, here I am in Germany.”

      Comment by furtherglory — July 18, 2017 @ 2:48 pm

      • Yes, MO was heavily settled by German immigrants — my father is from St Louis, and he has German roots: his grandfather was born in Germany and later emigrated to the US.

        Comment by eah — July 19, 2017 @ 7:18 am

  4. Some famous revision IDT happenings there.
    http://www.zundelsite.org/archive/leuchter/report1/foreword.html

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — July 18, 2017 @ 1:04 pm


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