Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Report of Some Activities of Day 10 of the Minuteman Project
email | 11 April 2005 | jackelopebreeder

Posted on 04/11/2005 9:09:30 AM PDT by Spiff

Nine days of blockade has begun to result in desperation.

We believe 500-700 illegals and their coyotes are bottled up in the Huachuca Mountains at present. They are running out of food and water. We have also figured out the system used here for putting out food and water caches and have been routinely using them to add some variety to our dogs’ diets. Our canine companions are most appreciative.

A recap of last night’s action: several Minuteman were almost run down by a fleeing load vehicle last night. Fellow LePer idratherbe painting is now on the injured reserve list after a bad fall into a dry wash at the same location. Another Minuteman is “under investigation” for making physical contact after saving an illegal from a bad fall.

This morning began with round up of the illegals who missed their ride in the fleeing vehicle the night before. Two had become thoroughly lost and confused and walked up to one of the MMP teams asking for directions. When the realized who they had approached, they took off running and practically jumped into a Border Patrol vehicle.

The daylight hours were uneventful other than a prolonged visit by CNN’s Lou Dobbs. He spent most of his time out on the Naco Line along the border fence. Those of us in the canyons got a visit from those fine folks from the ACLU. They chose to set up in a dull spot with a fine view of Ash Canyon.

All hell has broken loose since nightfall. Several groups have come down out of the mountains to attempt a getaway. Scanner traffic gives a tally so far of five load vehicles captured, about 70 illegals in custody, and a similar sized group scattered throught the west end of Hereford and being picked up piecemeal. We have recovered three coyote cell phones and the call histories should prove interesting.

In the next few days a couple of us are going to experiment with putting live scanner traffic up on the internet. If it works, you’ll be able to listen in on the action as it happens.

In parting tonight, if the phrases “Minuteman Project” and “shrunken heads” become strongly associated soon, it’s all my fault. Sorry, but I refuse to rein in my warped sense of humor. It’s down right amazing what rarities you can buy online, isn’t it?


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderintruders; borderinvasion; bordersecurity; criminalinvaders; goodjobjb; illegalimmigration; minuteman; minutemanproject; mmp
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-86 next last
I wonder who's going to experiment with putting the Border Patrol scanner traffic on the Internet during the rest of the Minuteman Project...Hmmm....

Here's my brief report of a few things associated with Day 10 that I posted in another thread.

Last night in the same location where I said the van came in and picked up a load and then nearly ran down some Minuteman another 3 vans showed up. Border Patrol responded immediately and the load vehicle drivers bailed into the woods. The third vehicle was chased by Border Patrol and stopped about a mile up the road. All of this happened within a mile of my house.

One of my friends, a Minuteman Project volunteer, heard this all on the scanner. Her husband, another volunteer, headed out to warn the volunteers around that area that they should expect a group of 30-50 angry border intruders who lost their rides.

This was to the SW of my house. Continuing to listen on the scanner it was determined that most of the group had made it past the MMP volunteers and into the wash they love to use. How they did this, I don't know. We have volunteers up and down that highway they have to cross. But somehow they found a way. There's all kinds of culverts and washes and stuff under that highway. Maybe there was one we were not watching at the moment in the dark.

The group continued down the wash and the next report from the Border Patrol over the scanner said that they were stretched out in the field along the road about a quarter mile due east of my house where we have no observation posts. So, it sounded like my house was halfway surrounded - to the south and to the east. The group was then estimated at 50 by Border Patrol and 2 load vehicles were intercepted on the road where my friend was harassing the coyotes the day before. The group was headed that direction.

Next report came at about 11pm where a resident on that road heard pounding on his door. There were 3 border intruders on his porch who, in the course of their conversation, admitted that there was a group of 200 in the field nearby. That means there was a group of 200 desperate and angry criminal invaders in the field a quarter mile from my house.

I put the dog out and slept with one eye open. I heard nothing. I will check this morning to see how many the BP picked up and if there was any further incident. As I type, I can hear the BP helicopter flying overhead, likely looking for stragglers in the field. For some reason the helicopter never came up this way last night and spent its time further to the south, closer to the border.

1 posted on 04/11/2005 9:09:31 AM PDT by Spiff
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: HiJinx

ping


2 posted on 04/11/2005 9:09:51 AM PDT by Spiff (Don't believe everything you think.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spiff

Good report ~ Bump!

Be Ever Vigilant!


3 posted on 04/11/2005 9:12:35 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spiff

Bttt


4 posted on 04/11/2005 9:14:04 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spiff
"Billions for Homeland Security, but not one penny for a border fence."


5 posted on 04/11/2005 9:14:40 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spiff

Wow Spiff, thank you for this report! Sitting in my suburban home amid the green trees/pollen of Atlanta, I hadn't had a chance to follow what's going on with this (other than msm tv reports I've tried to ignore).

Wish there was something we could do from so far away to help.


6 posted on 04/11/2005 9:16:01 AM PDT by campfollower (Jane Fonda is a pathetic old lady with no personal power.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3rdcanyon; 4.1O dana super trac pak; 4Freedom; ...
Click to see other threads related to illegal aliens in America
Click to FR-mail me for addition or removal

Day 10 of Minuteman successes...

7 posted on 04/11/2005 9:16:47 AM PDT by HiJinx (Report Illegals ~ 1-877-USBP-HELP (872-7435))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Travis McGee; HiJinx; Spiff; B4Ranch
These guys are doing yomans work of freedom and are deserving of all of our thanks for the risks, the commitment, the standing up to misinormation and attacks, weeding ou infiltrations as best they can, enduring the threatenings of the Governor of Arizona, and despite it all, volunteering their time, on their dime to go and do what needs to be done. They are setting an example for us all and for our government IMHO.

God bless 'em.

8 posted on 04/11/2005 9:19:52 AM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: campfollower
Wish there was something we could do from so far away to help.

There is...get the word out to friends, co-workers, your local newspaper, your representative.

This activity doesn't stop in Cochise County...it's coming to a neighborhood near you if the rest of America doesn't wise up.

9 posted on 04/11/2005 9:20:22 AM PDT by HiJinx (Report Illegals ~ 1-877-USBP-HELP (872-7435))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Travis McGee

So, how come we can patrol many other coutry's borders, yet we unable to contain our own???????


10 posted on 04/11/2005 9:21:00 AM PDT by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Travis McGee

Travis,

I have to tell you that I've enjoyed your graphic every time you've posted it. It is no lie. That's what the border fence looks like on much of the border. I've seen it myself. It would be nice if we could get pictures of the barricades that the Army is erecting on Iraq's and Afghanistan's borders. That would be an interesting comparison too.


11 posted on 04/11/2005 9:24:01 AM PDT by Spiff (Don't believe everything you think.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Travis McGee
It does seem that we haven't been allocating the money appropriately!

What's the hold up?

Be Ever Vigilant!

Molon Labe!

12 posted on 04/11/2005 9:24:13 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Spiff

"Another Minuteman is “under investigation” for making physical contact after saving an illegal from a bad fall."

Let'm drop next time. Sorry to sound cold but, don't take a viper to your chest.


13 posted on 04/11/2005 9:25:15 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (<<<< Profile page streamlined, solely devoted Schiavo research)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spiff
In the next few days a couple of us are going to experiment with putting live scanner traffic up on the internet

That will be EXCELLENT!
AND, will get more support for the project IMHO.
14 posted on 04/11/2005 9:28:03 AM PDT by visualops (God, our Father, we ask You to look with mercy and love on Your servant John Paul. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HiJinx

Please don't tell us that it can't be done.

15 posted on 04/11/2005 9:29:33 AM PDT by lodwick (Integrity has no need of rules. Albert Camus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch; HiJinx; SandRat; KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; ..

Minutemen Bump!


16 posted on 04/11/2005 9:30:47 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: backhoe

It's getting more interesting. FReegards....


17 posted on 04/11/2005 9:31:40 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (<<<< Profile page streamlined, solely devoted Schiavo research)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: lodwick

LMAO!


18 posted on 04/11/2005 9:34:19 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: visualops

You know, it would also be kool to have webcam. People could watch from home, while the nearby minutemen could recreate a bit, play cards maybe. While most FReepers are better off to keep on doing what they're doing, maybe some of the people living on the borders would have an invested interest. They could even expand the zone of visibility.

FReegards....


19 posted on 04/11/2005 9:34:29 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (<<<< Profile page streamlined, solely devoted Schiavo research)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Spiff
MMP bump:

"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." ~Mark Twain

.

20 posted on 04/11/2005 9:35:16 AM PDT by FBD ( "A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." ~Bertrand de Jouvenel)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spiff

Is it just me or are we seeing fewer immigration threads pulled?


21 posted on 04/11/2005 9:36:07 AM PDT by Dan Evans
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: campfollower
You want to help? Burn the ears off congress, your governor and even your local officials. Say the illegal immigration problem is the most significant issue in the coming election and parties and candidates are going to lose their support if they support illegal immigration. Actually go to the offices of your elected officials with a group of people and have a nice sit down meeting with them. Tell them you want as part of the public record, your complaint that they are violating their oath of office by not acting to protect the American people from this invasion. At every public meeting, be sure to make sure your comments are included in the public record. If and when something bad in your town happens related to illegal immigration or to an illegal immigrant, you will have actionable admissible evidence against that elected official.
22 posted on 04/11/2005 9:38:38 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Spiff

Thanks for the report


23 posted on 04/11/2005 9:46:36 AM PDT by sasafras (Innocent blood is on Bush's hands for doing nothing to protect our border)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Arthur Wildfire! March
You know, it would also be kool to have webcam.

Good idea. I'd like to see about a thousand webcams.

24 posted on 04/11/2005 9:51:58 AM PDT by Dan Evans
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Spiff
You and the other MMP are on your way to making my all-time heroes list. Many try to talk the talk, only a few can walk the walk. Thanks so much for doing this.
25 posted on 04/11/2005 9:54:06 AM PDT by NCSteve
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dan Evans

Only problem is you got to keep the webcams safe. But as good a job as the minutemen are doing, I think that easing in the idea could be considered. FReegards....


26 posted on 04/11/2005 9:54:32 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (<<<< Profile page streamlined, solely devoted Schiavo research)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Dan Evans

They put one up at the Klamath head gates, and the resulting transmissions were very dramatic. It was especially important for the American people to see fellow citizens protecting their Constitutional rights live on camera and how their elected officials were treating them.


27 posted on 04/11/2005 9:55:20 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Spiff

Thanks!


28 posted on 04/11/2005 10:02:43 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Remember, this is only a temporary exile!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spiff; All
These numbers are the recorded apprehensions at the Naco Border Patrol Station. The actual number of true apprehensions could be more then these numbers, due to computer systems being down or time constraints on the Agents.

Naco:

March 1: 296 apprehensions
March 2: 333 apprehensions
March 3: 449 apprehensions
March 4: 436 apprehensions
March 5: 424 apprehensions
March 6: 465 apprehensions
March 7: 467 apprehensions
March 8: 437 apprehensions
March 9: 325 apprehensions
March 10: 596 apprehensions
March 11: 322 apprehensions
March 12: 406 apprehensions
March 13: 334 apprehensions
March 14: 302 apprehensions
March 15: 587 apprehensions
March 16: 418 apprehensions
March 17: 489 apprehensions
March 18: 385 apprehensions
March 19: 300 apprehensions
March 20: 379 apprehensions
March 21: 285 apprehensions
March 22: 377 apprehensions
March 23: 366 apprehensions
March 24: 383 apprehensions
March 25: 307 apprehensions
March 26: 286 apprehensions
March 27: 268 apprehensions
March 28: 335 apprehensions
March 29: 363 apprehensions
March 30: 300 apprehensions
March 31: 351 apprehensions

In March, Naco averaged 380 apprehensions a day.

April 1: 183 apprehensions
April 2: 160 apprehensions
April 3: 93 apprehensions
April 4: 131 apprehensions
April 5: 86 apprehensions
April 6: 129 apprehensions
April 7: 245 apprehensions
April 8: 94 apprehensions
April 9: 212 apprehensions

Since the Minutemen showed up, Naco is averaging only 149 apprehensions each day.

Great job Minutemen. Semper Fi and God Bless you all.

29 posted on 04/11/2005 10:10:22 AM PDT by Marine Inspector (Customs & Border Protection Officer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HiJinx

BTTT


30 posted on 04/11/2005 10:11:32 AM PDT by Happy2BMe ("Viva La Migra" - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Calpernia

bump!


31 posted on 04/11/2005 10:16:41 AM PDT by Velveeta
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Spiff

Time for me to go donate some $ to the MMP. More groups are already organizing in the other border states. Maybe I will take a week off of of work and go led a hand.


32 posted on 04/11/2005 10:40:52 AM PDT by JarheadFromFlorida (Ooorahhhh........Get Some! Semper Fi')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lodwick

Roger that ~ those Chinese cats did that all by hand, too!

Be Ever Vigilant!


33 posted on 04/11/2005 10:45:18 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Spiff; HiJinx

Thanks a bunch for the latest report and accompanying ping.

Keep up the good work.


34 posted on 04/11/2005 11:21:30 AM PDT by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: television is just wrong
So, how come we can patrol many other coutry's borders, yet we unable to contain our own???????

Adhering to the Constitutional duty to protect America from Invasion is not part of the agenda of this administration or congress. That’s been made inordinately clear for many years now.

35 posted on 04/11/2005 11:29:09 AM PDT by WRhine (Is anything Treasonous these days?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Spiff

Great report Spiff. Many thanks for your excellent work and involvement in this patriotic mission.


36 posted on 04/11/2005 11:36:35 AM PDT by WRhine (Is anything Treasonous these days?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WRhine
Ah heck. I'm not doing that much and can't spend much time helping out. I do what I can, here and there, but I'm not one of the true heroes. And you can send your words of support to those heroes right here.
37 posted on 04/11/2005 11:40:01 AM PDT by Spiff (Don't believe everything you think.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Spiff

Will do Spiff. Thanks.....


38 posted on 04/11/2005 11:49:27 AM PDT by WRhine (Is anything Treasonous these days?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Spiff

BTTT...Great work Spiff...


39 posted on 04/11/2005 11:58:01 AM PDT by in the Arena (Life may begin at 30, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 110.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spiff; HiJinx
All hell has broken loose since nightfall. Several groups have come down out of the mountains to attempt a getaway. Scanner traffic gives a tally so far of five load vehicles captured, about 70 illegals in custody, and a similar sized group scattered throught the west end of Hereford and being picked up piecemeal. We have recovered three coyote cell phones and the call histories should prove interesting.

A woman phoned in to Terry Anderson's show last night, towards the end of the broadcast, to say she had at least 50 illegals in sight of her property. Don't know if she was able to get BP out there in time...

40 posted on 04/11/2005 12:15:25 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (God bless you, Terri, and all who truly loved you and tried to help you...God help the U.S.A)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spiff


Can you post these phone numbers? That would make a great FREEP, along with driving up the coyotes friend's cell phone bills.

>>>We have recovered three coyote cell phones and the call histories should prove interesting.


41 posted on 04/11/2005 12:16:27 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spiff

Great job, Minutemen!


42 posted on 04/11/2005 12:17:34 PM PDT by djreece ("... Until He leads justice to victory." Matt. 12:20c)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spiff
...the load vehicle drivers bailed into the woods....

The cowards! No tienen verguenza!

43 posted on 04/11/2005 12:18:28 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (God bless you, Terri, and all who truly loved you and tried to help you...God help the U.S.A)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Arthur Wildfire! March

I think everyone near a border licensed to carry a weapon should join the Project. Folks with cams could monitor from a safe distance. Stream the video on the web- that's reality TV! If the gov. doesn't like it they can build a good strong high fence.
Illegal immigration is out of control, and very dangerous with the terrorist threat.


44 posted on 04/11/2005 12:20:19 PM PDT by visualops (God, our Father, we ask You to look with mercy and love on Your servant John Paul. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Spiff

afternoon BUMP


45 posted on 04/11/2005 12:34:12 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1366853/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spiff

Thanks for the updates, Spiff.

BTTT


46 posted on 04/11/2005 12:40:51 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hedgetrimmer
the illegal immigration problem is the most significant issue in the coming election and parties and candidates are going to lose their support if they support illegal immigration

This message must get out to every Senator and Representative, and the Governors need to hear it too. Let them know that their jobs are on the line.

www.numbersusa.com is just one of many good sites for free faxing, but I think personal calls to the offices are more effective. Some of these so-called "leaders" need to be reminded on a daily basis!

47 posted on 04/11/2005 1:02:26 PM PDT by janetgreen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Spiff
This just came in from American Patrol (www.americanpatrol.com):

Citizens assaulted by possible people smugglers

4/11/05 (ABP) -- American citizens were driving east on Hereford road in Hereford, Arizona, 3 miles east of SR 92 this morning at 11:05 am when they observed two vehicles on the side of the road. One was a blue pickup and the other a silver SUV. The citizens observed people jumping over a fence toward the vehicles and began to call the Border Patrol. The SUV sped away but the pickup driver, seeing the citizen using the cell phone, tried to run them off the road.

The citizens were able to avoid being hit, but did stay behind the pickup a safe distance and got its license number which was called into the Border Patrol

The citizens continued to follow the pickup truck until it finally turned onto SR 92 northbound. The Border Patrol and Sheriff pulled the vehicle over a short distance up SR 92 at Ramsey Canyon Road.

The citizens are pressing charges against the people in the pickup truck.

This area is the area I've described in a few recent updates. This is the place where the woman was messing with the coyotes by removing their pick up/food drop markers from the fence, where two coyotes were spotted Saturday night, where the cell phone in my possession was recovered, and where 200 criminal invaders were reported last night. It is less than miles from my house.

The person in this report is none other than unfairly banned FReeper idratherbepainting.

48 posted on 04/11/2005 1:17:55 PM PDT by Spiff (Don't believe everything you think.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spiff
Keep up the good work, Spiff, stay safe, locked and loaded.

Thanks for keeping us abreast.

49 posted on 04/11/2005 1:23:19 PM PDT by kstewskis ("Tolerance is what happens when one loses their principles"....Fr. A Saenz.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HiJinx; campfollower
There is...get the word out to friends, co-workers, your local newspaper, your representative.

I keep the Border Patol's phone # that's on HJ's tagline, on my cell phone just in case one of those rascals slip by the Minute Men and I see 'em up here in Phoenix:

1-877-USBP-HELP (872-7435)

US Border Patrol HELP

50 posted on 04/11/2005 1:27:33 PM PDT by kstewskis ("Tolerance is what happens when one loses their principles"....Fr. A Saenz.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-86 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson