Skip to comments.BREAKING NEWS: Dissenting officials kicked out of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Posted on 05/23/2007 4:21:11 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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 Simcoxs leadership style.
In a memo dated May 14, Simcox responded by denouncing the meeting as unauthorized and informing the 18 signers that their membership in the Minutemen organization would be terminated if they attended the meeting.
Simcox told the Herald/Review that he objected to the meeting not because of the issues it meant to address, but because of how it was organized.
The way they about it was pretty underhanded, he said. The meeting was called the very day that I went on a three-week working vacation. It was basically set up so that it would be impossible for us to attend and so that it would create this kind of (conflictive) situation.
An estimated 12 or 13 state leaders proceeded with their meeting last Saturday and issued a vote of no confidence against Simcox, one of the attendees told the Herald/Review under conditions of anonymity.
Simcox said that two of the leaders at the meeting Greg Thompson, MCDC chapter head in Oklahoma, and Bob Wright, the groups state director in New Mexico had been dismissed, while two others were still under review.
Wright declined to comment, saying his dismissal was an internal matter that would be resolved within the MCDC.
The deposed leaders are now demanding to be reinstated and have given Simcox until Friday to schedule a meeting to resolve the crisis.
See Thursdays Herald/Review for more details.
On the Net:
LibertyPost.org is one of the places where the memos are posted: http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=188373
The memos are also on the Yahoo! chat group MMP-chat, but you have to be a subscriber to read: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mmp-chat
Yes, and it is clear this idiot can act like a dictator and has. If you want to support such jack-booted tactics, go for it. I won't.
I say look at the fund raising company. In this case, the fund raising company is also the management company, right? A firm called Diener consultants (management company in PA) that has ties to the direct mail company and also Mary Parker Lewis of the Declaration Project or Alliance or whatever it’s called.
How much money did Diener (Sheldon) and Lewis get from donations since they installed Simcox?
"How much money did Diener (Sheldon) and Lewis get from donations since they installed Simcox?"I don't know, do you?
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