Skip to comments.Violent attacks in home sparked by politics, victim says[Minutemen American Defense director]
Posted on 01/03/2009 8:28:34 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
Woman suspects shooting, sexual assault tied to her activism on illegal immigration
EVERETT -- First a north Everett man was seriously wounded when a narrow-faced stranger burst into his home Dec. 22 and began shooting.
On Monday night, while the shooting victim was still in the hospital, his wife called police to report that a trio of intruders had just ambushed her in her kitchen. She was beaten, sexually assaulted and slashed on the back of her neck with a knife, she told officers.
Everett police acknowledge they aren't quite sure what to make of the violent events recently reported at the home in the 2200 block of Rockefeller Avenue.
The woman, Shawna Forde, 41, is national director of Minutemen American Defense, a group that lobbies against illegal immigration and sends volunteers to Arizona to monitor the nation's border with Mexico.
Early Friday, a story was posted on her group's Web site detailing what Forde said happened at her home. The posting is complete with photographs of Forde, displaying bruises and other injuries to her face, thighs and buttocks.
Forde, a one-time candidate for Everett City Council, insists the violence is somehow linked to her activism, including investigations she says she's been making into drug cartels and human trafficking rings.
"I am not dealing with people who make cookies," she said Friday, adding that she wanted her story to be told. "These are dangerous people."
Detectives are investigating what happened Monday, Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said. He confirmed police and paramedics were summoned to the Rockefeller home and a report was taken, but added there are few details he can provide at this point.
He urged anyone with information to contact police.
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It’s so sad to see so many unqualified people play judge, jury and prosecutor by attacking the victims here. Let it go through the courts. Ethics demand that all be fair instead of trying to make political hay or make anti-minuteman agenda smearing.
Thanks for the ping!
I’ve just spent about 45 minutes trying to piece this whole thing together. I guess the important take away is that this woman appears to be insane.
You are right about laying blame on the Right. This was posted on Twitter:
And there’s this
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