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  • 7 Officers Arrested at the Gib Lewis Unit After Alleged Sexual Assault

    03/26/2014 4:33:41 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 12 replies
    Woodville, Texas - As of this afternoon 7 Texas Department of Criminal Justice Employees have been arrested and booked into the Tyler County Jail in Woodville in what is being described by an anonymous source to The Backgate as an alleged sexual assault against an inmate housed at the Gib Lewis Expansion Cellblock. The Gib Lewis Unit is a 2,200 bed prison facility east of Woodville and is home to some of over 850 of Texas' worse inmates who are housed in the high security expansion cellblock. The high tech expansion cellblock was built in 2000 next to the Gib...
  • Vigilantes reject disarming in Mexico standoff

    01/15/2014 6:50:45 AM PST · by Blackyce · 18 replies
    AP ^ | January 14, 2014 | MARK STEVENSON
    Associated PressJanuary 14, 2014 Updated 9 hours ago APATZINGAN, Mexico — Federal forces and heavily armed vigilantes are warily watching each other in a violence-wracked farming area of western Mexico after one deadly clash and a failure by leaders from both sides to work out a deal on disarming.
  • Vigilantes seize town in western Mexico

    11/17/2013 3:35:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/17/13 | AFP
    Morelia (Mexico) (AFP) - Hundreds of armed vigilantes have taken control of a town in a western Mexico state plagued by drug cartels after clashes with an armed group that left three people dead, officials said. The Michoacan state government said in a statement that the "self-defense" units seized the town hall and main square of Tancitaro on Saturday. Some 400 vigilantes kicked out the municipal police and took over security in the town, a source in the CISEN intelligence agency told AFP. Before taking Tancitaro, the self-defense force exchanged fire with suspected organized crime members in the nearby town...
  • Be vigilant, but do not become a vigilante (Hurl, you will)

    07/12/2013 5:24:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Fayetteville Observer ^ | July 12, 2013 | Bill Kirby
    After all of the evidence, six women in a Florida courtroom will decide if a Community Watch volunteer went too far in taking the life of a teenager walking through a neighborhood on a rainy evening. It happened there. It could happen here. "I really encourage neighborhoods to get involved and report suspicious activities," says Harold Medlock, the Fayetteville police chief. "But that is where it needs to stop." Be vigilant, he says, but do not become a vigilante, else you may become another George Zimmerman, 29, whose confrontation with Trayvon Martin left the 17-year-old with a bullet through the...
  • Swedes Take to the Streets to Defend their Neighborhoods

    05/25/2013 10:00:39 AM PDT · by Lumik · 133 replies
    Fria Tider ^ | 5/25/13 | Lumik
    Stockholm. Faced by another night of terror at the hands of predominantly immigrant rioters, Swedes grown tired of the police’s inability to put an end to the unrest took to the streets Friday night to defend their neighborhoods. The vigilantes were described as a motley crew of homeowners and concerned citizens, as well as neo-Nazi activists and football hooligans. In the Stockholm suburb of Tumba the police decided to abandon their earlier non-intervention policy as a large group of police officers rounded up and dispersed a group of vigilantes trying to fend off rioters. The decision to round up vigilantes...
  • Thousands of armed vigilantes takeover Mexican town, arrest police after 'commander' is killed

    03/28/2013 9:38:27 AM PDT · by archy · 130 replies
    Daily Mail Online [London] ^ | 04:16 EST, 28 March 2013 | Alex Gore
    UPDATED:09:42 EST, 28 March 2013Thousands of armed vigilantes have taken over a town in Mexico and arrested police officers after their 'commander' was killed and dumped in the street. The self described 'community police' and arrested 12 officers and the town's former director of public security, who they accuse of taking part in the killing of Guadalupe Quinones Carbajal, 28, on behalf of a local organised crime group.
  • Masked Mexican vigilantes take to the streets to protect their villages from the drug cartels

    01/21/2013 9:13:46 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    the Daily Mail ^ | 21 January 2013
    Tired of the scourge of organized crime, civilians in two rural towns in southwestern Mexico have taken matters into their own hands over the last two weeks. Since the second week of January, around 800 masked and armed residents have set up vigilante groups who are manning checkpoints, imposing curfews and arresting alleged criminals. This unofficial police force says they are providing security for the municipalities of Ayutla de los Libres and Teconoapa in Guerrero state, an area that has been hit hard by Mexico's drug violence. More than 70,000 people killed across the country since 2006 and residents in...
  • Amazing video shows moment armed jewelry thief is wrestled to the ground by a crowd

    09/23/2012 5:24:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 22 September, 2012 | NA
    The citizens of Seattle don't take kindly to crime in their city. Pedestrians in downtown Seattle jumped into action on Friday after an armed thief robbed a jewelry store - with a group of bystanders stopping the suspect and holding the man down in a scary sidewalk melee in front of the Hotel MAX until police could arrive. A hotel doorman was shot in the scuffle but the suspect was arrested and the loot he attempted to run off with was recovered.
  • Man beaten up at shooting victim's funeral

    08/03/2012 1:45:18 PM PDT · by Redcat · 8 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 08/03/2012 | Dale Lezon
    Mourners for a man who was killed in a shooting earlier this month apparently beat up a man they thought was intruding on their loved one's funeral early Friday afternoon in northwest Houston. The attack occurred at the Paradise Funeral Home at 10401 West Montgomery while family and friends were holding a service for Claude Kibbie. Kibbie died July 26, a day after he had been shot in the head while driving away from an argument in the 9500 block of Trudy. Police said at the time they had no suspect or motive in the case. Mourners at the funeral...
  • Is It Wrong for Parents to Avenge Their Children?

    06/21/2012 12:42:20 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 55 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 21, 2012 | JP
    Imagine if you caught a man molesting your five-year-old daughter. Or if you discovered that a man was pimping out your 17-year-old daughter. What would you do? When a 23-year-old Texas father heard his little girl crying behind a barn, when he saw her being sexually violated by Jesus Mora Flores, he beat the deviant to death. And when San Francisco parents Barry Gilton and Lupe Mercado were unable to rescue their teen daughter from her pimp, Calvin Sneed, by peaceable means, they shot and killed him. Both the Texas dad and parents Gilton and Mercado were accused of taking...
  • Roseanne Barr Becomes Second Leftist Celebrity to Threaten George Zimmerman's Parents

    04/05/2012 3:47:58 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mar 29, 2012
    Roseanne Barr Becomes Second Leftist Celebrity to Threaten George Zimmerman's Parents By Matthew Sheffield | March 29, 2012 | 16:54 Formerly relevant comedian Roseanne Barr has become the second leftist entertainment celebrity to threaten the family of George Zimmerman, the accused shooter in the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin by posting the home address of his parents on Twitter. While she quickly deleted her tweet after an onslaught of criticism by her 110,000+ followers, Barr continued to defend her action, stating that it "was good to let ppl know that no one can hide anymore." She also threatened to...
  • Elderly couple abandons their home after address is posted on Twitter as that of George Zimmerman

    03/27/2012 9:15:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 94 replies
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | Susan Jacobson
    A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford-area address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, her son said late Tuesday. The woman, 70, who has a heart condition, and her husband, 72, have temporarily moved to a hotel to avoid the spotlight and possible danger, said son Chip Humble of Longwood. The woman has another son named William George Zimmerman who lived with her in 1995 and still lives in Central Florida. He is no relation...
  • Government Doing Terror Drill...Featuring Anti-Immigrant White Supremacists!

    03/24/2011 1:23:52 PM PDT · by JesseWatters · 58 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | March 24 | Staff
    Foes of illegal immigration are up in arms over plans for a weekend disaster exercise in western Iowa with a fictitious scenario in which white supremacists shoot dozens of people amid rising tensions involving racial minorities and illegal immigrants. The exercise is planned for Saturday at Treynor High School in Pottawattamie County and will involve more than 300 people, confirmed Doug Reed, the lead exercise planner for the county's emergency management agency. Some 30 to 40 "victims" will be transported to area hospitals.
  • Warning: U.S. vigilantes may be in Canada [McClusky, AZ escapees]

    08/11/2010 1:42:44 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 18 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 11 Aug 2010
    VANCOUVER -- RCMP are warning the public to be on the lookout for U.S. fugitives John McCluskey and Casslyn Welch. These individuals are wanted by U.S. authorities after escaping from an Arizona prison on July 30. They may also be involved in a homicide, police warn. Law enforcement on both sides of the border are on high alert. While there is no information to confirm these fugitives have entered Canada, their whereabouts are unknown and police fear they may have crossed the border undetected.
  • Vigilante Violence Fears High In Ariz. (barfer)

    04/17/2010 10:03:11 AM PDT · by AuntB · 69 replies · 1,030+ views
    KPHO ^ | April 16, 2010 | KPHO
    PHOENIX -- Federal law enforcement officers have been sent to Arizona as fears surface of possible vigilante violence, experts said. Mid-April is a time of year law enforcement officers across the country, and in Arizona, are on high alert. "It's a time at which not only the Anti-Defamation League, but law enforcement, and I mean law enforcement at all levels -- local, state and federal -- are geared up,” said Bill Straus, the Arizona Regional Director for the Anti-Defamation League. The reason: there have been serious attacks on Americans by their fellow citizens during April. April 19 is the anniversary...
  • Employees, Customers Nab Robber Outside Store (MN)

    10/08/2009 6:12:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies · 491+ views
    WCCO.com ^ | 10/08/09 | Caroline Lowe
    A Minneapolis man is charged with robbery after police say store employees and customers held him until officers arrived on scene. Reginald Calhoun was arrested at the Family Dollar Store at 1010 East Lake Street in Minneapolis on Monday. Police say he took off after he robbed and assaulted a clerk. He didn't get far because customers and employees caught him before he tried to get away in a taxi. Police say the taxi driver was not aware Calhoun was allegedly involved in the robberies. Minneapolis Lt. Mike Fossum praised the citizens for their bravery. "They did a great job....
  • Mexican shooting kills 8; vigilantes suspected

    08/31/2009 12:52:51 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 849+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Aug. 31, 2009 | RICARDO GONZALEZ
    CULIACAN, Mexico — A shooting that killed eight people partying on a seaside boulevard in northwestern Mexico may have been the work of vigilantes targeting car thieves, a prosecutor said. The gunmen drove up in a white SUV and fired on the festive crowd without saying a word, Sinaloa state deputy Attorney General Jose Luis Leyva said Sunday. A 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl were among the youngest killed Saturday night in the Pacific coast town of Navolato. Four people were wounded. Also among the dead were two brothers in their 30s who had a record of car theft,...
  • Somali Vigilantes Capture Pirates

    04/29/2009 5:05:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 1,103+ views
    The New American ^ | WEDNESDAY, 29 APRIL 2009
    A militia of fishermen organized by regional leaders in the Somali coastal towns of Alula and Bargaal in the African country's northern Puntland region has captured 12 armed pirates in two boats. The leaders of the militia reported their success to the BBC on April 28. Though — for want of a better word — the militiamen have been described as "vigilantes" by the media. Given the state of lawlessness in Somalia, they probably have as legitimate a mandate to deal with the piracy problem as any other entity in the beleaguered state on the Horn of Africa. "They decided...
  • One Person may be Attacking Sex Offenders in Mountain View

    11/07/2008 9:27:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies · 1,246+ views
    NBC11 ^ | Fri, Nov 7, 2008 | John Boitnott
    Mountain View police said someone is attacking registered sex offenders in the city and the attacks may be related. Two crimes against sex offenders have taken place in the past month. Detectives described the attacks as similar. The first crime occurred on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at 9:39 a.m., at an apartment complex on the west side of the city, officers said. A witness saw a man carrying a bat and placing a Molotov cocktail-type device at the front door of a registered sex offender. When confronted by the witness, the man indicated he was targeting the person living in...
  • Ronald Reagan Is Still Dead (Projectile Vomit Alert: NYT's Frank Rich)

    01/21/2008 1:07:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 235+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 20, 2008 | Frank Rich
    CONTEMPLATING the Clinton-Obama racial war, some Republicans were so excited you’d have thought Ronald Reagan had risen from the dead to slap around a welfare deadbeat. Never mind that the G.O.P. is running on empty, with no ideas beyond the incessant repetition of Reagan’s name. A battle over race-and-gender identity politics among the Democrats, with its acrid scent from the 1960s, might be just the spark for a Republican comeback. (As long as the G.O.P.’s own identity politics, over religion, don’t flare up.) Alas, these hopes faded on Tuesday night. First, the debating Democrats declared a truce, however fragile, in...
  • Police: Burned, Headless Body Of Sex Offender Found

    11/08/2007 1:49:18 PM PST · by ShadowDancer · 99 replies · 176+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | November 8, 2007
    Police: Burned, Headless Body Of Sex Offender FoundPOSTED: 12:08 pm EST November 8, 2007 UPDATED: 3:52 pm EST November 8, 2007 NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP -- Construction crews found a torched and headless body Thursday morning on Hidden Ridge Drive in Northville Township. Police were able to identify the body as 26-year-old Daniel Gene-Vincent Sorensen by using a partial fingerprint technique, despite the severe burns on Sorensen’s hands. Police said the severely burned hands seemed to be an effort to hide his identity. Police confirmed that Sorensen was a registered sex offender. A neighbor called to report a fire on Wednesday night,...
  • Vigilantes target gangs as Guatemala tires of crime[Mara Salvatrucha]

    09/19/2007 3:18:35 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies · 440+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sep 19, 2007 | Mica Rosenberg
    VILLA NUEVA, Guatemala - Slum dwellers armed with shotguns have taken to Guatemala's streets to hand vigilante justice to youth gangs as voters sick of crime increasingly back a hardline ex-general's run for president. Roving bands of masked men communicating over walkie-talkies and armed with sticks, machetes and shotguns patrol the poor Villa Nueva slum on the edge of Guatemala City at night looking for members of infamous "Mara" gangs. The well-organized patrols, whose secretive members are suspicious of outsiders, killed at least one gang member, David Castillo alias "The Siren", earlier this month. "It's another war," said resident Sheni...
  • Where lynching is the order of the day (Vigilantism is BAD).

    09/13/2007 8:26:58 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 50 replies · 1,063+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, September 13, 2007. | Amarnath Tewary
    Vigilante justice has become common in Bihar Pics: Prashant Ravi Vigilante justice appears to have become the order of the day in the lawless northern Indian state of Bihar.The latest incident in which 10 men suspected to be thieves were lynched by a group of villagers in Vaishali district on Thursday underscored the people's frustration with the police. The villagers said that they were fed up with rising theft for the last two months in spite of informing the police regularly. "But when the police did not take any action we started patrolling our village ourselves to catch the...
  • Tarred, feathered and tied to a lamppost: Justice for a drug dealer on the streets of Ulster

    08/28/2007 3:25:41 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 67 replies · 1,928+ views
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | August 28, 2007 | DAN NEWLING
    Tarred, feathered and tied to a lamppost: Justice for a drug dealer on the streets of Ulster Tied to a lamppost, he stands with his head and upper body covered in tar and feathers. A makeshift placard hung around his neck with a piece of string announces the reason for his treatment. (The man is forced to carry a sign detailing his alleged crime) This man was subjected to the painful tarring and feathering on the Taughmonagh estate, a loyalist stronghold in the city. Locals had accused the victim, who is in his thirties, of being a drug dealer. And...
  • HERO CABBIE: I KICKED BURNING TERRORIST SO HARD IN BALLS THAT I TORE A TENDON

    07/04/2007 5:23:14 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 131 replies · 5,247+ views
    The Daily Record (Scotland) ^ | 4th July 2007 | Karen Bale
    A HERO cabbie who took on the Glasgow Airport terror suspects told yesterday how he booted one of them in the privates. Alex McIlveen, 45, kicked the man, whose body was in flames, so hard that he tore a tendon in his foot. But he said last night: "He didn't even flinch. I couldn't believe he didn't go down. "A doctor told me later I'd damaged a tendon in my foot."
  • Vigilantes impose peace in Rio slums

    04/29/2007 11:27:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies · 1,019+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 27, 2007 | Peter Muello
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - For as long as anyone can remember, the cracked asphalt soccer field in the Roquete Pinto slum was off-limits to children — "reserved" by gangs selling marijuana and cocaine. Then, a few months ago, a mysterious squad of beefy men with submachine guns started patrolling on foot, and the drug dealers disappeared. A few days ago, while gunbattles were raging in two other Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods and bystanders were shielding their kids from the bullets, the barefoot teens of Roquete Pinto smiled and shouted as they kicked a ball around their freshly liberated field....
  • Government admits lying about jailed border agents (DHS fesses up - Rep. Poe ticked!)

    02/06/2007 6:18:29 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 539 replies · 9,405+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 6, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Inspector confronted on Capitol Hill, says promised 'proof' does not exist A Department of Homeland Security official admitted today the agency misled Congress when it contended it possessed investigative reports proving Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean confessed guilt and declared they "wanted to shoot some Mexicans" prior to the incident that led to their imprisonment. The admission came during the testimony of DHS Inspector General Richard L. Skinner before the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, according to Michael Green, press secretary for Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas. Culberson was questioning Skinner about a meeting DHS...
  • No charges yet in mob attack on drug house (Canada)

    07/27/2006 1:35:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies · 837+ views
    globalnational.com ^ | 7-27-06 | globalnational.com
    The three police officers on duty at the time were unable to break up the brawl, or prevent the arson, as members of the larger group apparently prevented firefighters from attending to the blaze by blocking the road with their trucks and screaming at them to let it burn. Both groups were also armed with guns, knives and baseball bats; some shots were fired, but no one was struck, although four male residents of the home were badly beaten.
  • Vigilantes torch suspected crack house (Small town in Canada)

    07/26/2006 2:24:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 55 replies · 1,240+ views
    www.canada.com ^ | 7-26-06 | Canadian Press
    SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- The normally peaceful New Brunswick island of Grand Manan may not have seen the last of the violence that ended in a suspected crack house being burned to the ground by a mob of so-called vigilantes.
  • Officials disclaim Bulletin 'tipping' report (Sara Carter's follow-up report)

    05/10/2006 1:48:26 AM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 118 replies · 2,261+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 5/10/2006 | Sara A. Carter
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is refuting a Daily Bulletin report that the U.S. Border Patrol provided information to the Mexican government about the whereabouts of civilian border watch groups. Read the disputed article: U.S. tipping Mexico to Minuteman patrols See the Mexican Government Web page: www.sre.gob.mx/eventos/minuteman/reporte3 "Today's report by the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, `U.S. tipping Mexico to Minuteman patrols,' is inaccurate," read the statement issued Tuesday evening. "Border Patrol does not report activity by civilian, non-law enforcement groups to the government of Mexico." Kristi Clemens, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection,...
  • Vigilantes behind immigration raids?[Austin, Texas]

    05/01/2006 4:42:08 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 111 replies · 1,853+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | April 29, 2006 | Juan Castillo
    As federal officials keep silent on rumors, Austin officials question whether groups impersonating officers are terrorizing residents. With widespread reports of immigration raids in Austin multiplying and federal officials refusing to say whether the rumors are true, city and immigrant rights leaders Friday raised the possibility that vigilantes might be impersonating law enforcement officers and terrorizing immigrants and citizens. At a City Hall news conference, they called on government officials to be open about information that might help explain the numerous raid reports sweeping Austin and the region. "I think everyone just wants answers," Council Member Raul Alvarez said. "If...
  • Victims' families pummel Pedophile (video)

    04/20/2006 11:08:27 AM PDT · by Paddlefish · 13 replies · 1,400+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/20/06
    Families Attack Pedophile Relatives of his victims attack a pedophile as he leaves prison in Santiago, Chile. (April 20)
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 03-25-06

    03/25/2006 11:10:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies · 607+ views
    whiteHouse.gov ^ | 03-25-06 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryMarch 25, 2006 President's Radio Address       Audio      In Focus: Immigration      THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. On Monday, I will attend a naturalization ceremony here in Washington. It's always inspiring to watch a group of immigrants raise their hands and swear an oath to become citizens of the United States of America. These men and women follow in the footsteps of millions who've come to our shores seeking liberty and opportunity, and America is better off for their hard work and love of freedom.  Radio Address 200620052004200320022001  Radio Interviews 20052004 America is a nation...
  • YEAR OLD ARTICLE: Bush decries border project (March 24, 2005)

    03/23/2006 9:33:42 AM PST · by stand4somethin · 177 replies · 3,425+ views
    washingtontimes.com ^ | March 24, 2005 | James G. Lakely
    President Bush yesterday said he opposes a civilian project to monitor illegal aliens crossing the border, characterizing them as "vigilantes." He said he would pressure Congress to further loosen immigration law.
  • Hummer Limo Carjacked (Dumbass of the Day)

    10/24/2005 10:43:24 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 16 replies · 1,711+ views
    WOAI ^ | 10-24-05 | Mikey_1962
    A Hummer limo filled with people celebrating a birthday party turned into a wild ride early Sunday after a man attempted to steal it, San Antonio Police said. What the suspect did not realize was there were 15 people in the back of the limo. Twenty-one-year-old Noe Ochoa was arrested, police said. He was held down by people in the limo until officers arrived. Party-goers could not believe what was happening. “The Hummer starts to move and everybody's like, ‘What's going on?’” Kenneth Thornton said. His friends had rented the limo for Kenneth’s 28th birthday. The limo driver was apparently...
  • Geraldo calls Minutemen 'vigilantes'

    09/19/2005 8:29:18 PM PDT · by Hunterb · 61 replies · 1,125+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 19, 2005 | 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
    Geraldo Rivera, senior correspondent for Fox News, told a group of Hispanic journalists vigilantes had created "hysteria along the borders" and advised his colleagues not to "let your newsroom push you around on the issue of immigration." "Bust them on their hypocrisy," Rivera said at the annual awards gala of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Washington last week, according to a report by the Robert C. Maynard Institute of Journalism Education. Rivera, who served as honorary gala chairman of the event, announced from the hotel stage that he was donating $80,000 to NAHJ and $20,000 to Unity: Journalists...
  • Minutemen may be on the way here (Laredo, Texas)

    06/26/2005 3:10:32 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 552+ views
    LAREDO MORNING TIMES ^ | 06/26/05 | FRANCISCO VARA-ORTA
    Minutemen Project organizers plan to set up shop along the border in Laredo this October, but local officials are not putting out the welcome mat. Volunteers with the Minutemen Project, an activist organization formed to halt illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border, said theyve already completed a successful inaugural operation in Arizona in April. Now, the plan is to expand, to California as well as Texas. Similar missions are planned in California this summer and in South Texas in October. The Arizona effort was led by a unified coalition, but it has since splintered into several spin-offs. Organizers for one...
  • Vigilantes Torch Ohio House Where Girl Was Raped

    06/22/2005 4:48:15 PM PDT · by NHAntiMassRedRebel · 29 replies · 1,448+ views
    WMUR TV ABC 9 ^ | NHAntiMassRedRebel
    HAMILTON, Ohio -- Vigilante justice seems to have taken over in the community where a 9-year-old girl was raped Monday, reported Cincinnati television station WLWT. Someone set fire Tuesday evening to the house where the attack occurred. Six Mexican immigrants were renting the house, and neighbors believe the attacker lived there, WLWT reported. Racial tensions rose high after the attack, with some angry residents threatening to burn down the house and take other retaliation against Hispanics in the area. Someone had spray-painted "Rapest" (sic) and "Child Molester" on the house. The victim's father asked people to let police handle the...
  • Americans can do labor once more

    05/21/2005 5:50:30 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 26 replies · 708+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 20, 2005 | Alexandria Ostrowski
    I enjoy Thomas Sowell's columns very much and agree with him almost all the time. His article on May 6 was about "illegals in America taking jobs away from Americans and those who say we need them to do the work Americans will not do." He ended by saying, "Americans worked as laborers before there were undocumented workers to do the work and they can do it again."
  • Volunteers recruited to help catch illegal immigrants in East Tennessee

    05/21/2005 5:37:13 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 21 replies · 651+ views
    wbir.com ^ | 5/21/2005 | Marc Stewart
      Volunteers recruited to help catch illegal immigrants in East Tennessee Marc Stewart, Reporter   Last Updated: 5/21/2005 6:23:36 AM David Heppler of Arizona Border Watch Luis Crespo They work on the U.S border in Arizona, as part of a volunteer army called the Minutemen. Soon, the brigade will be in Tennessee with a mission of catching companies that hire illegal immigrants. "If people are hiring them, they're usually paid under the table. They're not getting any workmen's comp," said David Heppler of Arizona Border Watch. Those behind the effort say volunteers will patrol local businesses, looking for employers...
  • CSGV TELLS TEXANS TO BUTT OUT OF DC GUN POLICY

    05/20/2005 4:00:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies · 1,411+ views
    Coalition to Stop Gun Violence ^ | May 19, 2005 | CSGV
    WASHINGTON – Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz today accused a pair of Texas lawmakers of “playing cheap political games” with the District of Columbia’s gun laws at the expense of democracy in the nation’s capital. Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn, both Texas Republicans, held a news conference to announce the introduction of the District of Columbia Personal Protection Act of 2005, which would repeal the city’s gun laws, in the Senate. “The citizens of the District of Columbia should have the power to decide by democratic means whether and how firearms will be regulated...
  • WSJ: Minutemen Are People, Too -- How the liberal media distorts the border crisis

    05/19/2005 5:51:34 AM PDT · by OESY · 15 replies · 492+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 19, 2005 | LEO W. BANKS
    Anybody who appreciates a good yuck was sad to see the Minutemen pack up their pickups and go home. After all, it wasn't every day that we got to enjoy the spectacle of sunscreen-lathered ACLU observers chasing volunteer border-watchers through the desert. But in the media bonfire accompanying Arizona's Redneck Revolt, we saw the cultural divide separating media elites from ordinary people -- those with BlackBerries and $150 hairdos versus folks with tobacco bulges in their cheeks. In the view of most of the reporters..., you'd get the distinct impression that the Minutemen are the problem along the border. That's...
  • Minutemen Return for the Weekend

    05/15/2005 9:54:56 PM PDT · by Spiff · 23 replies · 678+ views
    KOLD TV (CBS) - Tucson, Arizona ^ | 15 May 2005 | Mark Stine
    Mark Stine KOLD News 13 Reporter Posted: 5-15-05 "We're two and a half miles from the border everything you see down there is Mexico." Joe Scelso owns the Rockin JP Ranch in Cochise County. He's been dealing with illegal immigrants for nearly a decade. "I've picked up probably, in the last 8 years, a couple hundred backpacks." Scelso says the Minutemen Project in April must have left an ongoing effect on the border, because it's still pretty quiet around his ranch. "It wasn't until they did show up down here that we finally got the relief we've been hoping for,...
  • Minutemen End Vigil, Claim Success

    05/01/2005 2:59:30 PM PDT · by IonImplantGuru · 6 replies · 480+ views
    AP via AZ Daily Star ^ | 5/1/05 | Arthur H. Rotstein
    NACO, Ariz. - Volunteers recruited over the Internet to monitor illegal entrant activity along a stretch of Arizona's border ended their monthlong efforts Saturday as they began - peering through binoculars along a dusty border road. Members of the Minuteman Project hailed results as a huge success, and organizers plan to expand the mission to the other states bordering Mexico, as well as to parts of the Canadian border - in Idaho, North Dakota, Vermont and Michigan. They also plan to take on employers who hire illegal immigrants. "This could not have been done without all of you. You did...
  • Spokesman confronted with border-agent anger:McClellan defends GWB, won't rescind 'vigilante'

    04/21/2005 5:12:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 953+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | APRIL 21, 2005 | LES KINSOLVING
    Editor's note: Each week, WorldNetDaily White House correspondent Les Kinsolving asks the tough questions almost no one else will ask. And each week, WorldNetDaily brings you the transcripts of those dialogues with the president and his spokesman. If you'd like to suggest a question for the White House, submit it to WorldNetDaily's exclusive interactive forum MR. PRESIDENT! By Les Kinsolving At today's White House news briefing, WND asked presidential press secretary Scott McClellan about the president's view that those involved in the Minuteman Project on the U.S.-Mexican border are vigilantes and confronted the spokesman with Border Patrol comments about agents'...
  • Double Crossing at the Rio Grande II

    04/21/2005 6:59:39 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 62 replies · 2,404+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 21 April 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I shouldn’t repeat myself, but every rule has exceptions. The Minutemen’s efforts on the US-Mexican border have proved the accuracy of my column on 20 November, 2003. “Double Crossing at the Rio Grande” can be found hereThe gist was that the cure for the alien tide from Mexico is to change the incentives so that Mexico will control its own side of the border with its own troops. Here’s how: Total the cost to local, state and federal governments for finding, rounding up, jailing and expelling Mexican illegals. Divide that cost by the total number of truck crossings of the...
  • CA: San Pablo woman protests border vigilantes (in 4th day of hunger strike)

    04/20/2005 8:59:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 112 replies · 3,090+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/20/05 | Shirley Dang
    SAN PABLO - On the fourth night of her front yard hunger strike, Diana Ponce lay delirious under the carport, fighting off the chill under a fuzzy blanket emblazoned with the Mexican flag. Neighbors sat clustered around her on white plastic lawn chairs. Children smacked at a yellow volleyball in the street. Toddlers tricycled past fence-strung banners that read "Tenemos Que Unirnos" -- We have to unite. Outraged by recent news accounts of vigilante Mexican border hawks, the 32-year-old San Pablo woman took to the streets -- really, her driveway -- on two lawn chairs pushed together. Ponce, a diabetic,...
  • Bush's Border Blunder - A Friendly ‘Heads Up’ to the Chief Executive

    04/18/2005 9:39:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 74 replies · 1,455+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | APRIL 19, 2005 | JAMES ATTICUS BOWDEN
    President Bush’s big border blunder was calling a couple of hundred middle-aged citizens ‘vigilantes.’ The name-calling will blow up and destroy his presidency and Party if ever the Islamists attack again on his watch. The American People are forgiving and trusting, but ruthless and vindictive when ambushed or betrayed. If it’s found that attacking Islamists came through what used to be our southern border, what happened to President Nixon and the Republicans will look tame. President Bush doesn’t see the irony in telling Israel to control their population within borders – point blank – while being unwilling to demand the...
  • A West Too Wild (Barf Alert)

    04/11/2005 6:38:36 AM PDT · by Irontank · 54 replies · 1,016+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 11, 2005
    Along a border between Mexico and Arizona, a few dozen gunslingers are patrolling for illegal immigrants, and the fact that they have attracted mostly television cameras so far takes little away from the danger they pose to themselves and others. It would be far saner to leave the patrolling of the border to the border patrol. These self-proclaimed "Minutemen" - whom President Bush has rightly labeled vigilantes - should put their guns away and look where the real solutions to America's flawed immigration policy should be found: in Washington.
  • Border Militia: We'll Shut Down the Border with Machine Guns

    04/10/2005 7:00:25 AM PDT · by ClintonBeGone · 478 replies · 6,489+ views
    TNL ^ | 04/09/2005 | The National Ledger
    Border Militia: We'll Shut Down the Border with Machine Guns Casey Nethercott is the leader of a militia group dubbed the Arizona Guard and said during a TV interview broadcast on Friday, "When this Minuteman thing is over, if it doesn't work, we're going to come out here and close the border with machine guns." KVOA TV-4 in Tucson carried a report on Friday by reporter Nancy Perla that toured the group's compound that sits along the Arizona/Mexico border near Douglas, Arizona. The camera showed two older model American made SUV's, both painted black, that Nethercott claims are "armored vehicles"...