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  • Minuteman Civil Defense Corps co-founder Chris Simcox found guilty of child molestation

    06/08/2016 2:09:55 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2016 | Victor Morton
    One of the founders of the “Minuteman” border-protection movement, was found guilty Wednesday of multiple child sex-abuse charges and could be headed to prison for life. Chris Simcox was convicted on two counts of child molestation and one count of furnishing obscene material to a minor......"
  • Minuteman border watch co-founder jailed on child sex charges

    06/20/2013 8:25:43 AM PDT · by LonelyCon · 101 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/20/2013 | Jerry Seper
    Chris Simcox, who founded a border-watch group known as the Minutemen to look for illegal immigrants coming into Arizona from Mexico, has been arrested in Phoenix on suspicion of having sexual contact with three girls under the age of 10, police said. Mr. Simcox, 52, was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on suspicion of two counts of molestation of a child, two counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of attempted molestation of a child, according to reports. Police said Mr. Simcox has denied the allegations.
  • Volunteer force of Mexico border watchers disbands

    03/30/2010 7:15:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 1,207+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2010 | Ben Conery and Jerry Seper
    The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, which posted hundreds of civilian volunteers along the U.S.-Mexico border over the past five years, has disbanded, citing what it called "rising aggression" in the country and decisions by lawmakers in Washington who have "pushed amnesty down our throats." "The mental attitude of many Americans is turning meaner … and we are concerned that this could cause problems," MCDC President Carmen Mercer told The Washington Times on Monday. "You see aggression surfacing even at the tea party marches. We just did not want to deal with the liability anymore. "We have to protect the ranchers...
  • Reply from the $100,000. fence-donor to Chris Simcox

    11/08/2009 4:42:37 AM PST · by Jim Campbell · 13 replies · 2,832+ views
    November 8, 2009 | Jim Campbell
    Draft Indictment naming those individuals who participated in the MCDC Fence Project (Originally submitted November 23, 2008, and thereafter amended October 25, 2009) **************************************************************************************************** The following draft indictment is based solely on prosecution under: CHAPTER TWO - Offense Conduct, Part B- Basic Economic Offenses, §2B1.1. Fraud & Deceit and/or 18 U.S.C. § 1341 for fraud involving the deprivation of the intangible right of honest services. All of the necessary elements are included. Many of these elements were included in my Arizona state court civil complaint which I drafted and filed pro se back in May, 2007. If I were able...
  • Hypocrites, Liars and Charlatans: Is the minuteman movement doomed? (Is Chris Simcox ready?)

    04/21/2009 11:47:48 PM PDT · by Fichori · 14 replies · 707+ views
    Minuteman Project ^ | Unknown | Jack Sharpe
    <snip> Chris Simcox is the president of one of the largest Minuteman Project spin-off groups, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC). Chris and MCDC split away from Jim Gilchrist's Minuteman Project over two years ago to become a "project" of Declaration Alliance. Chris hired a slick Washington Consulting company (Diener and Associates) to handle MCDC's finances and raise money for the organization.Before Simcox knew it was happening, he had lost control of his organization to a DC beltway insider's coalition. They took control of MCDC's parent corporation after Simcox was convicted of a weapons violation on Federal land. For the...
  • "Anti-immigrant rally fizzles as DNC opens" [RightMarch/Bob Barr; what they should have done]

    08/25/2008 5:40:36 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 11 replies · 334+ views
    AP/Vail Daily ^ | 8/25/08 | Kristen Wyatt
    Remember the hot immigration debate? The topic won't be headlining either presidential convention this year — and the border security issue barely drew a crowd Monday to a daylong anti-illegal immigration rally in Denver aimed at keeping immigration before politicians this fall. A rally by the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps featuring Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr drew just a few dozen people...
  • MASSIVE Anti-Illegal Immigration Rally at the Democrat Convention! August 25th!

    08/22/2008 10:20:55 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 19 replies · 292+ views
    MASSIVE Anti-Illegal Immigration Rally at the Democrat Convention! August 25th! We've got some BIG NEWS for you -- the all-star lineup of speakers at the Rally Against Illegal Immigration just got even BETTER! We've just confirmed that Ambassador Alan Keyes, Congressman Bob Barr, and Reverend Chuck Baldwin -- all of them running for U.S. President -- PLUS anti-amnesty hero Rep. Tom Tancredo, will ALL be speaking at the day-long rally, right near the Democratic National Convention! You DO NOT want to miss this event!!!
  • Minuteman group grows amid illegal immigration fight

    11/01/2007 12:12:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 364+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 1, 2007 | Carey Gillam
    Retired Kansas policeman Ed Hayes lives a quiet life with his wife and pet poodles in a spacious suburban home near Kansas City, far from the main front line over illegal immigration along the U.S. border with Mexico. But over the last 18 months the 66-year-old grandfather has been drawn into the battle nonetheless, becoming active on a second front. He has joined many individuals, who, with state and municipal leaders, have given up waiting for federal action and are working to control illegal immigration themselves. The issue has become a priority not only for activists like Hayes but also...
  • The Real Mrs. Semler (Minuteman Lady in Kansas City)

    10/21/2007 8:22:17 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 2 replies · 118+ views
    The Pitch ^ | October 11, 2007 | Carolyn Szczepanski
    A few months ago, mostly just gardeners and Minutemen knew the woman who’s been at the center of Kansas City’s biggest controversy. ....Funkhouser's appointment alienated the Hispanic community and many allied organizations that call the Minutemen a vigilante group....[snip] [snip]..Semler acknowledges that she wasn't exactly forthright with Funkhouser when, before he appointed her to the parks board, he asked whether she was a member of other organizations. She says she thought Funkhouser was interested in groups like the Clay County Rose Society and the neighborhood association, where she held a leadership position. Her membership in the Minutemen, she says, just...
  • While NAACP, La Raza threaten to pull conventions, Minutemen plan one

    09/15/2007 8:32:45 PM PDT · by peggybac · 35 replies · 766+ views
    KSHB ^ | 9/14/07
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Two civil rights organizations have threatened to pull their national conventions from Kansas City because a woman who is a member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps was appointed to the city's parks board. But now, stepping into that convention breach is the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps itself, which has announced plans to hold a convention in Kansas City in December. The National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have said they are considering canceling conventions in Kansas City because of...
  • Minutemen plan first-ever national convention in Kansas City

    09/14/2007 10:16:22 PM PDT · by Huntress · 5 replies · 1,152+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 9/14/07 | DEANN SMITH and RICK ALM
    Kansas City has landed a new convention — but it’s one that some leaders don’t want. Several city officials were angered Friday by the announcement that the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps will hold its first-ever national convention in Kansas City to support a member embroiled in controversy. The two-day event is scheduled for early December and expected to attract about 300 people. “I am concerned our city is looking like the hotbed of right-wing vigilante groups, and that’s not how I want Kansas City to be portrayed,” Councilwoman Jan Marcason said. Correcting such misconceptions is part of the purpose of...
  • Time Proves Unkind To Minuteman Movement

    07/25/2007 10:39:12 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 7 replies · 848+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 7/23/2007 | Esmeralda Bermudez
    Time Proves Unkind To Minuteman MovementBy ESMERALDA BERMUDEZ   Anti-immigration activist Mike Forest waves signs at passing traffic while monitoring a day labor site in Cornelius, Ore., before he was tossed out of the Minuteman organization. (Photo by Olivia Bucks)     [Portland, OR] -- Packaged as a patriotic crusade in 2005 to safeguard the United States' borders and pressure legislators to bear down on illegal immigration, the Minuteman movement saw chapters spring up in nearly every state.The message was clear, and it spread quickly: If you are here illegally, you don't deserve what America has to offer.Abruptly in May,...
  • Ex-Minuteman leaders form new border group [Patriots' Border Alliance]

    07/06/2007 5:18:58 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies · 481+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 6, 2007 | Jerry Seper
    Several former Minuteman leaders, angry over the organization's failure to account for hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of dollars in donations, have formed their own border-vigil operation. The Patriots' Border Alliance, led by Minuteman Civil Defense Corps leaders fired in May for raising questions about the group's finances, says it will carry on the mission of fighting illegal entry into the U.S. with volunteers who have "chosen to stand down" from MCDC. In a letter to Minuteman volunteers, former MCDC Deputy Executive Director Bob Wright said none of those terminated by MCDC President Chris Simcox "ever had their dedication questioned...
  • Minuteman donor demands refund (Simcox)

    05/31/2007 6:50:57 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 32 replies · 821+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2007 | Jerry Seper
    An Arizona man who donated $100,000 to help the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps build a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border wants his money back. James Campbell, a retired home builder who took out a $120,000 loan on his house to help build one mile of "Israel-style" fencing on private border land, is suing MCDC and its president, Chris Simcox, for fraud and breach of contract -- saying there has been no work on the double-security fence he was promised. The lawsuit was filed last week in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Mr. Campbell, an Air Force veteran, said he...
  • Minuteman meltdown, Simcox under fire

    05/31/2007 6:55:54 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 13 replies · 635+ views
    Sonora News ^ | 5-31-07 | Linda Bentley
    SCOTTSDALE – With Congress on the brink of passing the biggest amnesty bill ever along with HR 1999, which would allocate $5 million in 2008 and $10 million per year thereafter to the National Council of La Raza to help promote their racist agenda, could things get any worse? They can if you´re Chris Simcox, president and founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC).     MCDC state directors and national leaders tried to meet with Simcox to address issues and concerns they claimed remained unresolved.     In a letter to Simcox, dated May 8, Bob Wright, New Mexico State Director, and...
  • Man sues Minutemen over fence (Simcox sued by Donor)

    05/30/2007 12:02:01 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 47 replies · 1,253+ views
    Herald/Review ^ | May 30, 2007 | Jonathan Clark
    BISBEE — A man who mortgaged his home in order to help the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps build border fencing on private land in Cochise County is suing the group and its president, Chris Simcox, for fraud and breach of contract. In a complaint filed May 22 in Maricopa County Superior Court, Jim Campbell, a retired homebuilder and Air Force veteran from Fountain Hills, accused Simcox and the MCDC of falsely promising to build a multi-layered Israeli-style security barrier on the Palominas ranch of John and Jack Ladd. Campbell alleges that, after hearing the MCDC publicize the plan in April...
  • Minuteman chief purges ranks (Simcox-Minuteman)

    05/24/2007 2:08:58 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 33 replies · 751+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2007 | Jerry Seper
    The top leaders of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps have been terminated by the group's president, Chris Simcox, for requesting a meeting to discuss a lack of financial accountability by the organization's leadership. The purge was ordered by Mr. Simcox, who came under fire last year over questions about how much money the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) had raised and where it had gone, and included several top lieutenants, most of whom have been with the organization since its April 2005 founding......[snip][snip].. The committee also asked for a "full explanation" of the relationship between MCDC and other groups, including...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Dissenting officials kicked out of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

    05/23/2007 4:21:11 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 22 replies · 1,175+ views
    Herald/Review ^ | May 23, 2007 | Jonathan Clark
    BISBEE — At least two state-level officers of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps have been expelled from the civilian border-watch group after raising questions about its executive leadership, particularly that of MCDC President Chris Simcox. According to internal documents that surfaced on the Internet this week, 18 state MCDC leaders sent a memo on May 8 to Simcox, Vice President Carmen Mercer and Executive Director Al Garza asking them to attend a meeting in Phoenix to address perceived problems, including a lack of financial accountability and Simcox’s leadership style. In a memo dated May 14, Simcox responded by denouncing the...
  • Minuteman Civil Defense Corps to Hold the First Meeting of New Los Angeles Chapter

    05/20/2007 1:30:08 AM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 11 replies · 597+ views
    Minuteman Civil Defense Corps ^ | May 18, 2007 | Tony Dolz
    Minuteman Civil Defense Corps to Hold the First Meeting of New Chapter Meeting Day, Time and Location Johnnie's NY Pizza 1444 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, California Monday, May 21st - 7:00 PM (punctual) Bring your MCDC membership card (IMPORTANT) Membership Applications Available at the Meeting Free Parking at the GALLERIA corner of Broadway and 3 rd Street Promenade (This corner is about 50 steps from the restaurant location on 3 rd Street Promenade)
  • Minuteman Chris Simcox addresses immigration issue[University of Cincinnati]

    05/14/2007 1:32:51 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 495+ views
    The News Record ^ | 5/14/07 | Liz Gnau
    Chris Simcox, president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, came to Tangeman University Center Cinema Thursday to address the issue of illegal immigration. The defense corps is a civil group that guards the US borders. The University of Cincinnati was the final stop on Simcox's 10-university tour this spring. Erin Shearer, chairwoman of the College Republicans, invited him to speak. The problem of illegal immigration is not just a conservative or republican issue, it is one that affects the entire community, Shearer said. Simcox, a former California educator, started his organization following a trip to the Mexican-American border a week...